Headlines from HJM: Friday, November 20, 2020

Frosh seeks $22M for free legal services amid resurgent pandemic

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s attorney general Wednesday called for $22 million in state funds to assist financially strapped Marylanders in need of free legal representation in eviction, foreclosure and debt-collection proceedings amid a resurgent pandemic that has already created widespread economic hardship.
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Young vetoes workers’ rights bills sponsored by Burnett

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
A hotel workers’ union wants the City Council to hold an emergency meeting to override the mayor
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Biden Promises ‘No National Shutdown’ After Meeting With Hogan, Fellow Governors

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
President-elect Joe Biden pressed the urgent need for economic relief and a vaccine distribution plan for states and tribes after a video meeting Thursday with bipartisan leaders of the National Governors Association, including Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R).
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Viewpoint: Community-driven solutions will help Baltimore achieve sustainable progress

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
In Baltimore, as in many other major urban cities around the country, Black and brown communities have experienced challenges for decades, in some cases centuries.
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As Drug Prices Climb, Md. Lawmakers Chide Colleagues for Succumbing to ‘Big Pharma’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Drug prices in the U.S. are skyrocketing because Congress is beholden to the pharmaceutical industry for campaign contributions, two Maryland lawmakers charged this week.
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MARYLAND’S FIRST LADY WILL RECEIVE SOUTH KOREA’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The First Lady was born in South Korea in 1959 and immigrated to the U.S. more than four decades ago. She will receive the Order of Civil Merit on Tuesday, November 24 at a ceremony at the Republic of Korea’s Embassy in Washington, D.C.
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Baltimore mayor vetoes two bills that would have offered hospitality workers new job protections

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has vetoed two bills aimed at protecting the jobs of workers in the hard-hit hospitality industry.
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New report finds MTA's current governance structure isn't working

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Transportation advocates are calling for major changes to the way the Maryland Transit Administration is governed, saying increased local oversight will lead to more investment and big projects.
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