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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 11/1/2013, 8:55am  ET

Flickr photo by wfyurasko

Coalition For Smarter Growth: Don’t Cut Short BRT — Kelly Blynn, with the Coalition for Smarter Growth’s Next Generation of Transit Campaign, argues the Wisconsin Avenue Bus Rapid Transitway shouldn’t be cut short at Bradley Lane and should extend to Friendship Heights. A Council staff recommendation says there is no purpose to extending the line south of Bradley. [Greater Greater Washington]

Leggett Won’t Veto, But Also Won’t Sign Council Pay Raise — County Executive Isiah Leggett does not support the pay raise the County Council last month voted to give the next Council. But Leggett, figuring his veto would be overturned, will not veto the bill. He simply won’t sign it. Some council members have called it a political maneuver. Others asked why Leggett didn’t make his opposition known when the Council was debating the bill. [The Gazette]

2014 Candidates Praise School Construction Plan — Leggett, MCPS officials and members of the county’s Annapolis delegation on Thursday promised support for a new school construction plan that would involve getting $20 million in state funding. Former County Executive Doug Duncan, who is running against Leggett for the position, commended the county officials who pulled together for the effort, saying school construction is one of his priorities. Marc Korman, who is running for delegate in District 16, said he would fight for Montgomery County to get a bigger share of funding dedicated to school construction. [Doug Duncan] [Marc Korman]

Bethesda Schools Dominate Cross Country Regional — Walt Whitman High School’s Evan Woods won the boys cross country race on Thursday at the 4A West Regional. Walt Whitman’s boys team won the team title. Walter Johnson’s girls team won the girls team title and Bethesda-Chevy Chase’s Nora McUmber won the race. [MCPS Athletics]

Flickr photo by wfyurasko