Headlines from HJM: Friday, October 23, 2020

President of the GBC speaks on family supporting jobs and breaking disparities

Publisher Name : WBAL News Radio
Torrey Snow interviewed Don Fry, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee. They recently released a report about family supporting jobs in the Baltimore metro region. The jobs could help develop a healthy business economy.
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Baltimore tax on e-cigarettes could be a lifesaver | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
People running for political office don’t normally promise to raise taxes, but the proposal now being pushed by Council President Brandon Scott, the Democratic nominee for Baltimore mayor, has broad appeal — and for good reason.
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Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Franklyn Baker, United Way of Central Maryland

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Sloane Brown speaks with Franklyn Baker, president and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland during the pandemic about the organization’s vision, the nature of the community’s need during the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining sanity and other topics.
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Hogan taps rainy day fund for $250M for small businesses

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland will tap its rainy day fund for $250 million earmarked for another round of pandemic relief for small businesses.
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COVID-19 decreased Maryland’s air pollution, research shows

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, as stay-at-home orders took effect and more commuters worked from home or lost their jobs, air pollution dropped markedly in Maryland, according to a recent report from the University of Maryland and the state’s Department of the Environment.
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In final comments on I-495/I-270 study, regional planning agency reiterates objections

Publisher Name : Bethesda Beat
As the public comment period winds down for the environmental impact study of the I-495 and I-270 widening, local officials are continuing to voice their concerns about the project, detailing what they claim are “serious deficiencies.”
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OIG finds plenty of laxity but not illegality in City Hall document shredding

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Harriette Taylor, who retired last April from one of the most powerful posts in city government, faces no sanctions for her shredding activities
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Pro-Sports Gaming Group Also Funding Democratic Committees

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In 2012, when gambling interests were spending tens of millions of dollars to bring a massive casino to National Harbor and allow table games at Maryland’s existing slot machine parlors, lawmakers passed a law preventing casino owners and operators from donating to state political candidates.
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Maryland’s most powerful Black politician targets the nation’s strongest police protections

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Adrienne A. Jones felt helpless. A police officer had pulled her over for a broken taillight, placing his hand on his gun holster when she asked whether it “was really necessary” for four police cars to surround her vehicle.
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Greater Baltimore Committee report identifies top family-supporting jobs in region over next decade

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Jobs such as carpenters, paralegals, web developers and electronics engineering technicians are projected to be among the Baltimore region’s top 20 family-supporting occupations over the next decade.
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Prince George’s Co. School Board OK’s Public-Private Partnership to Build Schools

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The school board in Prince George’s County approved alternative financing to build six schools.
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Local Superintendents and Lawmakers Still Seeking Statewide Protocols for Reopening Schools

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Local school leaders and health officials told state lawmakers Wednesday that they want more statewide coordination and guidance with the state superintendent and governor regarding school reopening plans.
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Trump critics who embraced Hogan are baffled by his vote for long-dead Reagan

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to repudiate President Trump by casting a write-in vote for Ronald Reagan has drawn swift and sustained backlash from many Democratic supporters and some anti-Trump Republicans who had admired Hogan’s willingness to break with the White House.
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Scott Names Transition Team Leaders as Foe’s Poll Shows Tightening Mayoral Election

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Baltimore City Council President Brandon M. Scott, the Democratic nominee for mayor, released a list Tuesday of the nine leaders of his transition team.
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Incoming Greater Baltimore Committee chair Calvin Butler will work to improve inclusion

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Exelon executive Calvin G. Butler Jr. will serve as the next chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the business advocacy group said Wednesday, as he vowed to work to improve racial equity and inclusion at businesses in the region.
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