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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 12/6/2013, 8:35am  ET

Old Georgetown Road pedestrian bridge

Mizeur Picks Up Police Endorsement — Heather Mizeur, the Takoma Park state delegate who’s viewed as a longshot for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, picked up the endorsement of the Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35. Mizeur has proposed legalizing marijuana and will be the first Maryland gubernatorial candidate in 20 years to participate in the state’s public campaign financing system, effectively limiting her campaign dollars. Attorney General Doug Gansler, one of Mizeur’s opponents, was previously the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County. [Washington Post]

Leggett Signs Minimum Wage Law — In a press conference on Thursday in Rockville, County Executive Isiah Leggett made the recently passed minimum wage law official. The D.C. Council is expected to unanimously pass a similar minimum wage bill on Dec. 17. [The Gazette]

Literary Festival Essay and Short Story Contest — For the 15th annual Bethesda Literary Festival, set for April 11-13, the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine are looking for entries into the essay and short story contest. The winners in each category will receive $500 and get published in the magazine. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 24. [Bethesda Literary Festival]

State Candidates To Talk Purple Line, Transit — More from the gubernatorial campaign: Lt. Gov. Anthony brown, Mizeur and Del. Jolene Ivey (Gansler’s running mate) will speak about the Purple Line and other transportation issues at a Purple Line Now forum on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. The forum will be held at the Montgomery College Performing Arts Center (7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring). Tickets are free, but required. [Purple Line Now]