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By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 3/4/2014, 8:05am  ET

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MoCo PTAs Hope Thursday Rally Gets Attention In Annapolis — Organizers are expecting about 300 to 400 Montgomery County school parents to rally in Annapolis on Thursday in support of a school construction funding bill for MCPS. Many county lawmakers all but declared the bill dead this year, pointing to election year politics and the multi-year process it sometimes takes to get statewide support for bills targeted at specific jurisdictions. Montgomery County’s top local and state leaders will be at the rally and some say there’s still a chance the up to $20 million a year funding bill gets passed this General Assembly. [The Gazette]

Parking Problems No More? — The Bethesda Central Farm Market now has full, unlimited parking for its customers at its Bethesda Elementary School site, after the religious school that needed the spots for its Sunday programming left the location. The parking squeeze at the market led to some friction with the Bethesda Library next door, where Farm Market patrons would park. [Central Farm Markets]

Basketball Playoffs Rescheduled, Take Two — Another day off of school means high school basketball playoffs in MCPS have been pushed back again, this time to Wednesday. Check out the schedule. [Jeff Sullivan, MCPS Athletics]

Gubernatorial Candidates Reach Agreement On Debates — The three contenders for the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nomination (Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler and Heather Mizeur) reached agreement on a schedule for three debates leading up to the June 24 election. The debates will happen during the weeks of May 5, May 19 and June 2. One will happen in the D.C. media market, one in the Baltimore media market and the third broadcast statewide. Exact times or locations haven’t been worked out. [Washington Post]

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