Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

State hopes for resolution on dispute that could stall Purple Line

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Slater expressed hope for a resolution between the state and the private consortium overseeing the construction of the Purple Line.
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Maryland aims to speed up electrified transportation future

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The world is in the midst of a massive shift to more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly transportation across the board.
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Md. Lawmakers Unveil Recommendations to Avert Housing Evictions

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With an “onslaught” of eviction filings expected in the coming months, a group of Maryland lawmakers released recommendations Monday on how to avert a housing crisis.
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Young is negotiating and may extend the BRESCO incinerator contract, clean air advocates say

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
After dragging his feet, the mayor defended Baltimore’s Clean Air Act in court, but now may be cutting a deal to keep the trash-burning plant from being shut down
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Advocates Apply Pressure on Jones and Ferguson to Reconvene

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Advocates from across the state penned a letter to Maryland House and Senate leaders Monday, imploring them to convene a special session to address a slew of problems Marylanders are facing as 2020 wears on.
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Economist: State Must Address Gaps in Internet Access

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
To close the digital divide, Maryland should impose a “hefty tax” on internet companies that don’t offer service to everyone, the chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Commission said on Monday.
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Baltimore mayor signs bill to let voters give City Council more budget power, vetoes administrator proposal

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore’s City Council is one step closer to having expanded authority in the budget process, a move that would weaken the mayor’s control over spending.
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Frosh pushes for moratorium extension on evictions and debt collection actions

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) is seeking a delay on evictions and debt collection actions until Jan. 31, providing additional time for the General Assembly to enact emergency legislation to help residents struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Target to close on Thanksgiving, joining Walmart in ending Black Friday kickoff

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jump starting Black Friday door buster sales.
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MARYLAND SENATE WORKGROUP RELEASES REPORT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS TO PREVENT HOUSING CRISIS

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
A Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee workgroup released a report on Monday that includes a dozen recommendations that Maryland’s executive and judicial branches can implement to help prevent a housing crisis that could be spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan may vote for Biden

Publisher Name : Washington Examiner
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leaving open the possibility of crossing party lines this November to vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden over President Trump.
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