Headlines from HJM: Friday, September 25, 2020

Former Maryland labor secretary nominated as Baltimore County’s economic development director

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. has nominated Leonard J. Howie III to serve as the county’s next director of economic and workforce development.
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Maryland Lawmakers Announce $5.6M To Upgrade MARC, Railways

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Maryland lawmakers announced $5.6 million in federal funding to upgrade MARC Commuter trains and improve the overall railroad infrastructure across the state.
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Lawmakers implore Maryland utility regulator to extend moratorium on service shutoffs

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Maryland lawmakers said the state's utility regulatory agency should extend a moratorium on service cutoffs and expressed frustration that investor-owned companies aren't sharing in the pain being felt by their customers.
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The Purple Line is on the verge of collapse — and Hogan is silent

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
WITH THE notable exception of Superfund sites and the occasional bridge collapse, rarely are failures of public planning, administration and good sense as glaringly visible as what is unfolding right now in the suburbs of D.C., where a $5.6 billion, three-decade partnership to build a 16-mile light rail line just north of the nation’s capital is on the verge of collapse.
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Administrators, Top Lawmaker React Coolly to Hogan’s School Sports Announcement

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
State school superintendents reacted coolly and a leading legislator questioned safety protocols after Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and the state’s superintendent of schools announced on Thursday that fall sports could resume throughout the state.
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Restaurant Association of Maryland wants state to allow barriers between tables for indoor dining

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Restaurant Association of Maryland said Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent order to expand indoor dining capacity to 75% doesn’t do enough to help struggling restaurants unable to pack their dining rooms with more customers due to existing distancing regulations.
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State lawmakers subpoena Maryland Gov. Hogan’s former chief of staff as part of payout investigation

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland lawmakers voted Wednesday to issue a subpoena to Roy McGrath, the former chief of staff to Gov. Larry Hogan and former director of the Maryland Environmental Service.
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Poll Shows Biden With 32-Point Lead, Hogan Still Popular, Voters Embracing Progressive Policies

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Former vice president Joe Biden holds a 32-point lead over President Donald Trump in Maryland, a recent poll shows.
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Restaurant association calls for looser restrictions

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Restaurant Association of Maryland says the governor’s recent order to expand indoor dining capacity to 75% doesn’t do enough.
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Maryland lawmakers preparing package of bills to help small businesses recover from Covid-19

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Almost immediately after the Maryland General Assembly's legislative session ended prematurely in the spring due to Covid-19, a bipartisan group of lawmakers got to work brainstorming ideas on how to help the state's small businesses deal with the economic fallout.
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