Headlines from HJM: February 26, 2020

Legislation aims to close all Md. coal-burning electricity plants

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Coal-burning electricity plants in Maryland could turn out their lights under legislation being considered in the Maryland General Assembly.
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Maryland lawmakers have an ambitious plan to renovate Pimlico and Laurel racecourses. Here are the key details.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland lawmakers are considering an ambitious $389 million plan to renovate Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, two historic horse racing tracks. Here are key elements of the plan.
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Preakness backers pitch lawmakers on keeping race in Baltimore

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland lawmakers for the first time Tuesday heard testimony on a pair of bills authorizing a $372.9 million plan to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
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Bill to Fund Racetrack Renovations Wins Praise from Community Leaders

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A proposal to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into Maryland’s aging horse tracks won the enthusiastic embrace of community leaders and local elected officials on Tuesday, as members of two key committees held their first in-depth hearings on the plan.
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Montgomery approves first-in-region measure to require air conditioning for tenants

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
In Maryland’s largest jurisdiction, it will soon be mandatory for most landlords to provide air conditioning to tenants.
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Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles.
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Another Sign of Changing Times: Floor Leader Mike Miller

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
There were few things that irked former Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) more than seeing a colleague read off a cheat-sheet while addressing the chamber.
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Jones testifies that $577M is needed to remedy HBCU imbalance

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, testifying Tuesday in support of her legislation that would provide $577 million to the state’s four historically black colleges and universities, said long-running litigation over equitable funding for the institutions has gone on long enough.
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