Headlines from HJM: February 20, 2020

Democratic leaders push $2.6B sales tax expansion to pay for education plan

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Lawmakers will consider a $2.6 billion increase in sales tax revenue as a way to pay for the state’s share of a generational change in public education funding.
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Four takeaways from David Wilson’s GBC appearance

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Morgan State University President David J. Wilson addressed the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Newsmaker Speaker Series Wednesday morning.
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‘This Is a Big Proposal’: Sales Tax Plan Seen as Way to Fund Kirwan

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As a group of lawmakers charged with ironing out the finer details of a multibillion-dollar education reform package met to discuss amendments for the first time Wednesday evening, the leader of Maryland’s House Democrats unveiled an expanded sales tax proposal that could pay for the whole plan.
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Public Citizen Seeks Ethics Investigation of Hogan

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A Washington, D.C.-based government watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint with the Maryland State Ethics Commission against Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R).
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American Heart Association says Franchot’s task force recommendations on curbing youth e-cigarette use, vaping do not go far enough

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The American Heart Association said Tuesday that recommendations in a report newly released by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office aimed at curbing underage access to electronic smoking devices (ESDs) are good but do not go far enough because they do not call for an outright ban of flavored nicotine products.
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Maryland lawmakers to weigh whether sexual abuse survivors should have more time to sue

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As he’s done countless times before, Del. C.T. Wilson will sit at a dark wooden table in an Annapolis hearing room Thursday and plead with his colleagues to give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue their abusers and the institutions that failed to stop the abuse.
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Maryland House Democrats want residents to pay sales tax on services

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Searching for a way to pay for an expensive public education overhaul, Maryland House Democrats want to cut the state sales tax rate by one percentage point and expand the tax to professional services, including visits to the accountant or the beautician, which are currently exempt.
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Maryland sports betting could be coming, but will the state take the right approach? | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
At long last, Maryland lawmakers are considering authorizing sports betting with proposed measures that will put sports betting expansion to a vote of the people on the November ballot.
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Opinion: COLA for Md. Child Support Orders?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In 1990, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law establishing guidelines in all child support cases. Beginning Jan. 1, 1993, and at least every four years after that date (the last review completed in 2016), the Child Support Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Resources must review the child support guidelines every four years to ensure that their application results in the determination of appropriate child support amounts. 45 CFR 302.56(e) and MD Family Law §12‐202(c)(1).
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