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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 5/13/2013, 9:15am  ET

Flickr photo by ehpien

Residents Argue Against Pepco Rate Hike — At a public hearing last week in Rockville, many said the power company’s desired infrastructure repairs should come from profits, not from a $60.8 million a year revenue bump that would cost the average residential customer $7.13 more each month. [The Gazette]

Gun Turn-In Day Nets 111 Guns, 1 Grenade — Montgomery County’s Gun Turn-In Day resulted in the turn-in of 69 handguns, 27 rifles, 15 shotguns, one grenade, 11 BB guns, one sword and about 10,000 rounds of ammunition, according to police. A donation for each gun turned in will be made to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. [Montgomery County Police]

Maryland Ranked 41st For Business, According To Survey — The Connecticut-based Chief Executive Group recently ranked Maryland 41st in the country for best states to do business in because of tax increases and proposals to raise the minimum wage and make paid sick leave mandatory. Forbes’ most recent state rankings put Maryland at No. 16 due to its labor supply and quality of life. [Washington Examiner]

Bus Rapid Transit Debate Restarts This Week — The Planning Board’s Public Hearing on dedicating traffic lanes exclusively to a Bus Rapid Transit network is Thursday and Greater Greater Washington/Just Up The Pike/Friends of White Flint blogger Dan Reed last week wrote about why he thinks the county should say yes to the proposal. [Greater Greater Washington]

Flickr photo by ehpien