Headlines from HJM: February 25, 2020

JHU Policing Board Nominee: ‘I’ve Been a Vocal Opponent’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
New members of an oversight board for the controversial private police force at Johns Hopkins University told senators on Monday night that they hope to build relationships between the school and Baltimore communities ― and one member said she continues to oppose the force’s establishment.
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Poll: Sports gambling has lukewarm support among Marylanders

Publisher Name : Baltimore Fishbowl
As the Maryland General Assembly considers a handful of bills to legalize sports gambling, a new Goucher Poll shows support among Marylanders is lukewarm at best.
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Tuesday will mark Charlotte’s last CIAA tournament before moving to Baltimore

Publisher Name : WBTV
Charlotte is getting ready to host the CIAA tournament for the final time. The tournament kicks off this Tuesday.
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Leading Md. Republicans consider supporting Preakness bill

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Leading Republicans in Maryland’s Democrat-dominated General Assembly remain wary of legislation authorizing a $372.9 million deal to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, but there is potential that the proposal will earn bipartisan support.
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Professional service taxes: bad for small businesses and consumers | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The state would be double dipping if legislation to support this idea were to pass because they would tax money that is already taxed.
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Family Medical Leave Insurance Legislation Gets First Airing of Session

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Legislation to create a paid family leave insurance fund for all businesses in Maryland was brought before the House Economic Matters Committee Monday.
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‘Part memoir, part call to action,’ posthumous book from U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore due in June

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
More than four months have passed since Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings died, but his work will continue with a book to be published later this year.
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Poll: Sanders leads Democratic field in Maryland

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
In Maryland, Bernie Sanders leads the field of Democratic presidential contenders, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Goucher College.
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Exclusive: New poll shows Dixon breaking out of the pack

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon is gaining traction in Baltimore’s fractured mayoral race, while Thiru Vignarajah and incumbent Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young are sinking.
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Glendening: Maryland can do better with African American political engagement

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening said the results in a recent study that ranked Maryland No. 13 for the states with the highest African American political engagement are good but not good enough.
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Too many districts? Not enough? Another bill introduced to reshape Baltimore City Council

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore City Council will consider yet another proposal to reshape power structures in local government.
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