Headlines from HJM: Friday, December 18, 2020

BGE pledges $15M in Covid-19 relief grants to small businesses

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is stepping up in a big way to help small businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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BGE delivery rates will hold steady next year, may increase in 2022 and 2023

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. won’t increase utility delivery rates in 2021 to mitigate the severe economic impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to surging unemployment and a rent and eviction crisis in Maryland and across the country.
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While Annapolis plans project to save City Dock, surrounding areas in the county need flooding solutions

Publisher Name : Capital Gazette
Kevin Colbeck knows Davis’ Pub will not survive. In just the last 25 years, his 100-year-old beloved Eastport bar has stood firm through multiple recessions and even thrives in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Baltimore Democratic Del. Brooke Lierman first to jump into 2022 race for state comptroller

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Del. Brooke E. Lierman of Baltimore launched her campaign for state comptroller Thursday, making her the first candidate to say they were running for a position that is expected to be open for the first time in more than a decade.
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Lierman launches bid for Maryland comptroller with goal of boosting equity

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Del. Brooke E. Lierman, a civil and disability rights attorney from Baltimore, launched the state’s first 2022 bid for comptroller on Thursday, laying out a vision to broaden the job of chief tax collector to address income inequality.
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As State Tightens Purse Strings, Essential Workers Demand Better Conditions

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Judith Ekhelar works as a correctional officer at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup. And even though she works in a long-term congregate-care facility, she says there is no guarantee that the state will provide personal protective equipment, employees and inmates aren’t tested often enough for COVID-19, and conditions for workers continue to deteriorate.
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Maryland Gov. Hogan issues new restrictions on nonessential travel to fight coronavirus spread during holidays

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As Christmas approaches, Gov. Larry Hogan told Marylanders to limit travel to essential purposes only, saying the holidays will be a critical time in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
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Opinion: Get Vaccinated. Make Pledge to Keep Maryland Safe

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As a student majoring in health policy and management, I am terrified of what it means to return home to my family in Maryland.
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Maryland spent $5.8 million on a youth jail against expert advice. Now its closure could mark a shift in juvenile justice

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland spent nearly $6 million in 2017-2018 to fortify and upgrade a Western Maryland youth detention center even as the state’s own experts said such remote facilities harm young people, don’t slow crime and waste taxpayer money, a review of state records and interviews with officials show.
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