Amazon sales pitch faces some resistance in General Assembly

Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed a $5 million incentive plan to lure Amazon to Montgomery County, but numerous lawmakers in the General Assembly are not supportive of what’s seen as an overly generous pitch. Some lawmakers in both parties oppose such packages to corporations as bad use of taxpayer dollars, while lawmakers in other jurisdictions in the state suggest even a fraction of that money could make a big difference in their districts. [Maryland Matters]

Business leaders push for more regional cooperation in luring Amazon

At a Bisnow “Future of Montgomery County” event, local developers recommended that the regional picks for the Amazon headquarters shortlist work together to bring the tech giant to the area. Montgomery County, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., were all selected in the top 20 potential sites, and all have come forward with individual incentive offers. Business leaders suggested the leaders of each district should get together behind improving transportation and other regional issues. [Bisnow]

Man convicted of soliciting minors from his van in Silver Spring

Daniel Dickson, 34, was convicted Tuesday of soliciting a minor after a June incident when he propositioned a 15-year-old and her older sister as they were walking near Loiderman Middle School in Silver Spring. During his arrest, police found a mattress and boxes of condoms in the back of his van. He faces up to 10 years in prison. [WTOP]

Jeff Bezos would have a 30-minute commute to a White Flint Amazon site

The Baltimore Business Journal mapped the potential commute Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would have to the White Flint mall area, which government officials have said is the county’s pitch for the tech company’s headquarters. It’s about a 30-minute drive up Connecticut Avenue and Rockville Pike from his $23 million home in Northwest Washington, D.C. [Baltimore Business Journal]

Sunny, colder day ahead

Today should be sunny with a high near 41 degrees, which should drop to a low of 23 tonight, according to the National Weather Service. There could be winds through the day, with some gusts up to 21 mph.

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