Headlines from HJM: Friday, November 6, 2020

What Brandon Scott faces as Baltimore’s next mayor: a pandemic, budget woes and crime-weary residents hoping for change

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore’s newly elected mayor, Brandon Scott, will be sworn in Dec. 8 to lead a city where needs outstrip the resources to address them — a problem even before the coronavirus pandemic created a public health and economic crisis.
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With coronavirus, Md. Senate plans a 2021 session like none ever seen

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The coronavirus pandemic will continue to alter how Maryland legislators do their work — at least in the short term.
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Hogan warns of surge but holds off on reimposing restrictions

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland will not be subject to increased restrictions — yet — even as state officials say increases in the virus are raising alarms.
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Donald C. Fry President and CEO Greater Baltimore Committee

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Donald C. Fry has faced one of his most challenging years leading the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) during the pandemic, but Fry, president and CEO for 18 years, has remained positive and optimistic.
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Ferguson Unveils Senate Operations Plan Ahead of 2021 Session

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) released rules and guidelines Friday for how his chamber will tackle the first full legislative session of the COVID-19 era.
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Baltimore extends trash incinerator contract despite protests

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore’s spending panel approved a 10-year extension Wednesday of the city’s agreement with a private trash incinerator, over protests from residents who decried what they said was a lack of transparency in the process.
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Winners and Losers From the 2020 Election

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
We’re too exhausted ― as we imagine most of you are ― to say anything particularly sweeping or profound about Tuesday’s elections. The nation is riven by division and that’s unlikely to change soon.
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Two Spoons, a Pair of Gloves and a Family Member: Dental Health in the Time of COVID-19

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives for every Marylander, from masking up to go to the grocery store to attending family gatherings and business meetings over Zoom. But it’s also had a huge impact on the way that people seek out routine, preventative healthcare services.
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COVID-19 economic relief now available for Maryland restaurants, artists, and entertainment venues

Publisher Name : Baltimore Fishbowl
The $250 million economic recovery package announced last month for restaurants, artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses affected by the pandemic is now available.
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MDOT Secretary Questioned On Under-Beltway Utilities, Possible Purple Line Settlement

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland has yet to calculate a cost to relocate underground utility pipes and fiberoptic cables as part of the Hogan administration’s express toll lanes plan, but the state remains optimistic that the companies hired to finance and build the lanes will minimize impacts to key infrastructure, Transportation Secretary Greg Slater said on Thursday.
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‘Wear the Damn Masks,’ Hogan Beseeches Marylanders

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Amid clear signs that COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are increasing across Maryland, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) warned Thursday that the state is entering “a pivotal moment” in the fight against the virus.
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Election 2020: Winners and losers from Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
It was little surprise that Joe Biden and his allies won big in the heavily Democratic Washington region in Tuesday’s election.
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Pollsters Missed the Mark Again — Md. Political Pros Ponder What Happened

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As ballots from Tuesday’s election continue to be tallied, America finds itself in the throes of an ever-tightening presidential race that no one really saw coming.
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Results Are In: Brothers At The Top

Publisher Name : AFRO
As viewers from around the world watched the results trickle in for the U.S. presidential election, Americans kept an eye on their local elections.
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No new restrictions yet in Maryland despite virus surge

Publisher Name : The Frederick News Post
With key COVID-19 metrics spiking across the state, including Frederick County, Gov. Larry Hogan declared Maryland to be in a pivotal moment in its fight against the novel coronavirus.
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Businesses hurt by Purple Line construction need $2 million set aside for grants, Maryland lawmakers say

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Officials in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties say the Maryland Department of Commerce should release $2 million in state aid set aside for busi­nesses hurt by the Purple Line’s construction before they begin to go under.
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Kim Klacik blows through nearly $5 million trying to defeat Mfume and gets stomped | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
How many votes could $4.8 million buy for a Republican candidate seeking the congressional seat held for years by the late Elijah Cummings, a revered Democrat?
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Democrats Reel After Setbacks in Congress; Cardin Won’t Get a Gavel

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Tuesday’s election was a disaster for congressional Democrats, who were expected to pick up nearly a dozen GOP seats in the House but instead lost races while also failing to flip Senate seats held by vulnerable Republicans.
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Brandon Scott elected Baltimore mayor, will become youngest to hold city’s top job

Publisher Name : Baltimore Sun
As two septuagenarians battled for the White House on Election Day, Baltimore sent its youngest mayor ever to City Hall.
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Cannabis edibles are coming to Maryland. Here's how product makers are preparing.

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Regulations allowing for the manufacturing and sale of edible cannabis products in Maryland may be confirmed as soon as December, and state producers are gearing up to bring a new array of medical marijuana-infused foods to market.
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Sports Betting Could Start Up In Maryland By Summer

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Legalized sports betting in Maryland could start in the summer of next year after voters approved it on Election Day, but lawmakers still need to work out the details of how it will be implemented in the upcoming legislative session.
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County Executive proposes tighter business restrictions in Montgomery County

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is following through on weeks of warnings about rising Covid-19 metrics in Maryland’s most populous county with the proposal of new restrictions on businesses to slow the spread of the virus.
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A playbook for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan as he eyes 2024 | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Larry Hogan, Republican governor here in heavily Democratic Maryland, is no fan of President Donald Trump. Mr. Hogan wrote-in “Ronald Reagan” on his 2020 ballot and has called for a bigger-tent GOP going forward.
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