Headlines from HJM: February 18, 2020

Commentary: Pimlico Deal A Win For City, Track Operator

Publisher Name : WBAL News Radio
In a commentary, Don Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, talks about the latest plan to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
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Walmart employees say they’re preparing for job cuts as retailer rolls out its ‘Great Workplace’ program

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Walmart last spring said it was testing a sweeping overhaul that would make its stores better run and create more opportunities for employees to “do meaningful work.” The “Great Workplace” initiative, the retailer said, would be “the key to winning the future of retail.”
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'A matter of life and death’: Maryland lawmakers tackle Kirwan education funding bill with marathon hearing

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland lawmakers began their formal review Monday of sweeping, expensive legislation that supporters say would raise the state’s public schools to the world-class levels of such educational powerhouses as Finland, Singapore and Ontario.
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Breaking Down the Blueprint Bill

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Hundreds of people filled hearing rooms and rallied in Annapolis on Monday as the General Assembly took the unusual step of convening a joint hearing of four House and Senate committees, which, in the next seven weeks, will determine the fate of a three-year multibillion-dollar public school reform effort.
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‘Trust was misplaced’: UMMS board member acknowledges some knew of Pugh’s ‘Healthy Holly’ deal

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As a Maryland Senate committee continued vetting nominees to the revamped University of Maryland Medical System board Monday night, one returning board member acknowledged that he had some knowledge of the “Healthy Holly” book deals that sparked a scandal and resulted in the conviction of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.
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Hogan names 5 to PG County District Court bench

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan appointed five individuals to the Prince George’s County District Court bench Monday.
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Candidates for Cummings' seat weigh in on upcoming Pugh sentencing

Publisher Name : Fox 45 News
In just 10 days, former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh will learn her fate, as she’s sentenced for conspiracy and tax evasion in her "Healthy Holly" book scandal.
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Maryland's first inspector general for education named

Publisher Name : The Star Democrat
Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Monday that a state education department administrator with a long former career in the U.S. Marshal’s Service will be the state’s first inspector general for education.
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