Breakfast links: Strong Bonds
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Anita Bonds won Tuesday's special election
with 32% of the vote. Elissa Silverman was second with 28%, Patrick Mara 23%, and Matt Frumin 11%. (Post)
Regional transit system emerging in Maryland:
Officials in Howard and Anne Arundel County are pushing for a truly regional bus system
under a unified name and fare structure. (Baltimore Sun)
Fewer offices, more Silver Spring housing:
A proposed office building switched to residential
and is adding almost 300 apartments to downtown Silver Spring. The county planning office says this is part of a trend. (Gazette)
Bag fee for fewer stores?:
4 Montgomery councilmembers want to narrow the year-old bag fee
to only affect stores that sell food (like DC's law). Council staff and the Department of Environmental Protection want the law to stay. (Examiner)
Tesla blocked from Virginia:
Tesla wanted to open a showroom in Tysons, but Virginia law wouldn't allow it
because they weren't going through a dealership. The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association lobbied for the decision. (WTOP)
Every stadium deal has a subsidy:
Matt Yglesias is skeptical that a DC United stadium deal would be good for DC. The team may pay for the stadium but the land and infrastructure would be free
. All that for 17 games per year. (Slate)
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