Headlines from HJM: February 27, 2020

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sentenced to 3 years for ‘Healthy Holly’ children’s book fraud scheme

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who held elected offices in Baltimore for two decades and was elevated by voters to lead the city following the upheaval of 2015, was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for a fraud scheme involving a children’s book series.
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Former Mayor Pugh apologizes to residents of Baltimore in video on eve of sentencing: ‘I really messed up’

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
On the eve of her sentencing on federal fraud and tax charges, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is apologizing for her conduct in a video submitted by her attorneys to the court.
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Baltimore Mayor Young says ‘no comment’ on potential Pugh sentence

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is not among those asking a federal judge for leniency in sentencing his immediate predecessor, Catherine Pugh.
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Miller, Mosby Spar Over Proposal for AG to Prosecute City Crime

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland senators are weighing a bill that would direct an additional $2.5 million to the Office of the Attorney General to fight violent crime in the city of Baltimore, but Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) isn’t sold on the measure.
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Bill Seeks Expanded Powers for Morgan State Police

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
One year after major controversy enveloped legislation to create a private police force at Johns Hopkins University, a late-filed measure in the House of Delegates would expand the potential powers of the police at another Baltimore-based university.
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Former Maryland lawmaker’s campaign treasurer and daughter gets probation for fraud

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The treasurer and daughter of a former Maryland lawmaker has been sentenced to probation for misusing her mother’s campaign funds.
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Maryland bill ‘puts teeth into’ fire sprinkler rule enforcement, Carroll County commissioner says

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A Carroll County commissioner with decades of firefighting experience testified in Annapolis on Tuesday in support of a Maryland bill that would require the state fire marshal to enforce residential fire sprinkler requirements.
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Cannabis has generated thousands of jobs, $21.7M in Md. tax revenue so far

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
A new report finds cannabis businesses have made "substantial" contributions to the local economy since 2017.
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Bill would apply sales tax to downloadable online purchases

Publisher Name : Herald-Mail Media
It’s a rare thing to see his name attached to a tax bill, but Sen. Andrew Serafini, R-Washington, says there’s a valid reason for this one: government catching up with technology.
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Baltimore County Democrats nominate Lisa Belcastro for House of Delegates vacancy

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Democrats are nominating Lisa Belcastro, a party activist and government official, to fill a vacancy in the Maryland House of Delegates.
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BGE donation affords city students hands-on plumbing training, certification

Publisher Name : WBALTV 11
BGE and Baltimore City Public Schools announced the new program Wednesday. Students studying the course will get hands-on training and the necessary certification to make plumbing a career.
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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh to be sentenced in ‘Healthy Holly’ case

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
In her three years as mayor, Catherine Pugh was on a mission to burnish the image of her adoptive hometown, a city battered by rioting, a soaring murder rate, and a history of corruption at City Hall and in the police department.
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