Headlines from HJM: January 24, 2020

Long Wait Likely For Rural Broadband Service In Worcester County

Publisher Name : The Dispatch
While there are some opportunities ahead, a consultant advised officials this week that bringing high speed internet to rural portions of Worcester County could be a decade-long effort.
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Baltimore County Democrats recommend Del. Shelly Hettleman to fill vacant Maryland Senate seat

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Members of the Baltimore County Democratic Party have announced their choice to fill a vacancy in Maryland’s General Assembly.
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Baltimore mayoral candidates question whether police gave special treatment to political rival Vignarajah

Publisher Name : Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and City Council President Brandon Scott questioned Thursday whether city police gave mayoral rival Thiru Vignarajah special treatment during a late-night traffic stop in which a sergeant turned off his body-worn camera.
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Leaders of Maryland’s largest jurisdictions come to Annapolis to push for $2.2B school construction bill

Publisher Name : Baltimore Sun
Leaders of Maryland’s eight largest local jurisdictions came to Annapolis Thursday to push for a massive increase in school construction funding.
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Maryland Gov. Hogan returns $62,950 in campaign contributions after Democrats allege election law violations

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has returned nearly $63,000 in campaign contributions after the Maryland Democratic Party accused dozens of his donors of violating election law.
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings casts herself as Elijah Cummings’ political heir. Other Democrats dispute that claim.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As she campaigns for her late husband’s seat in Congress, Elijah Cummings’ widow can’t help but be struck by the eagerness of his former constituents to share testimonials about the man who represented them for two decades.
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Mfume, Higginbotham report more than $200,000 on hand for closing days of 7th District congressional race

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume and law professor F. Michael Higginbotham reported the most cash on hand among the candidates for the 7th Congressional District special primary, each saying they had more than $200,000 for the closing days of the campaign.
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Lawyers donate largely to Vignarajah, Scott in mayoral race, report says

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Vignarajah and Scott receive most campaign contributions from lawyers
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People from a Variety of Faiths Support Medical Aid in Dying

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
People from a Variety of Faiths Support Medical Aid in Dying
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Bill Could Shorten 7th District Ballots After Special Primary

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
An emergency bill making its way through the Maryland Senate could shorten the ballots for voters in the 7th congressional district this spring.
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County Leaders Band Together to Support School Construction Proposal

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Showing strength in numbers, seven of Maryland’s county executives and the mayor of Baltimore sat shoulder-to-shoulder in a packed House committee room Thursday to testify in favor of a bill that would clear billions of dollars in backlogged school construction projects throughout the state.
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Debt-Laden Glenn Followed the Money

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
By the spring of 2018, then-Del. Cheryl D. Glenn, the Baltimore City Democrat who pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to a bribery scheme, was in a financial jam.
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Lawmakers Press for Special Elections to Fill Vacancies

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A group of bipartisan lawmakers are pushing to take power from the hands of a few
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There’s No Wage Like the Minimum Wage

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
On March 27, 2019 Maryland faced financial Armageddon.
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