Headline News from HJM: February 12, 2020

Howard Del. Vanessa Atterbeary finds balance as a mom, a politician, an activist

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
This is the second in a four-part series of articles about black and African American Howard County leaders in celebration of Black History Month.
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More Baltimore women running for City Council, mirroring national trend: ‘We sure can’t go backward’

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The national wave of women running for public office following President Donald Trump’s election has hit Baltimore with almost 20 women running for City Council in the city’s Democratic primary, waging campaigns in a majority of districts.
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Lawmakers Working to Ease Local Financial Burdens in School Funding Bill

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Leaders in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County said this week they are optimistic that much-needed relief from costly Kirwan Commission recommendations is on the way ― even though provisions weren’t included in an education reform bill expected to cost $4 billion.
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Fifty Years On, Maryland Public Information Act May See Reform

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Fifty years after its inception, the Maryland Public Information Act could see major reform in 2020.
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Hogan Clean Energy Plan Meets Skeptics in Senate

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
It was clear throughout the 2019 General Assembly session that Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) wasn’t crazy about the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a massive piece of legislation to boost the state’s renewable energy mandates.
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Retailers Support Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland could join eight other states in banning the sale of plastic bags — and state retailers support the measure.
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Primary glitch derails Maryland’s planned use of expanded wireless network in 2020

Publisher Name : Washington Post
Maryland election officials have removed a requirement that some counties use an expanded wireless network during this year’s elections, after the network caused slowdowns during the special primary election last week.
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