Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Opinion: State’s Economy, Environment and Equity Depend on Transit

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With light at the end of the tunnel now in sight after a year unlike any other, Marylanders can look forward to the return of at least some normalcy during the year ahead.
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Scott appoints former Venable LLP chairman Jim Shea as city solicitor

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Mayor Brandon Scott is reuniting with his past running mate, appointing him to serve as the head of Baltimore's Law Department.
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Early Legislative Priorities of 2021: HBCU Funding, Environmental Service Reform

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
An extraordinary number of bills ― almost 800 ― have been pre-filed for the 442nd session of the Maryland General Assembly.
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Plan would reallocate $6.5 million in Howard County funds for coronavirus-related needs

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Tuesday announced his plan to reallocate $6.5 million from the fiscal 2021 budget to go toward support for residents and businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Mayor Scott’s salary set to rise to $194,000

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
It’s pay-raise time for Baltimore’s elected officials, an annual event that, despite a pandemic, widespread economic hardship and a gaping budget deficit, has become as routine for City Hall denizens as eggnog at Christmas.
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Harford County Executive Glassman spends final $2.1 million in CARES Act funding on public school system

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Harford County Public Schools was the recipient of another $2.1 million in federal CARES Act funding, allocated by Harford County Executive Barry Glassman.
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At least 10 injured in explosion at BGE offices in downtown Baltimore; workers rescued from dangling scaffolding

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
An explosion at the BGE offices in downtown Baltimore Wednesday morning left “at least” 10 people injured, the fire department said.
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