Headlines from HJM: March 10, 2020

Juul Labs sought to court state AGs as teen vaping surged

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic-cigarette company, donated tens of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of state attorneys general in an effort to build relationships with these powerful officials and potentially head off legal challenges over how it promoted and sold its vaping products.
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Minority contractors protest Baltimore City Council bill that would require union agreements for major contracts

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A bill that would allow labor unions to set the terms for how employees are hired on city construction projects has run into early opposition from Baltimore’s minority and nonunion contractors.
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Baltimore Mayor Young urges City Council to slow down on government restructuring proposals

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is urging the City Council to pump the brakes on a series of bills that could dramatically alter the way local government is structured.
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Businessman pleads guilty to paying $42,500 in bribes to convicted Baltimore delegate Cheryl Glenn

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Businessman Lance Lucas leaves U.S. District Court after pleading guilty Monday to paying $42,500 in bribes to convicted Baltimore Del. Cheryl Glenn.
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Man pleads guilty to bribing former Maryland legislator Cheryl Glenn

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
A Baltimore businessman bribed then-Maryland state Del. Cheryl D. Glenn with payments totaling $42,500 on behalf of two companies trying to get licensed in the medical marijuana industry, as well as for legislation that would help his computer training business, he admitted in federal court Monday.
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Virginia and Maryland are forgetting something when trying to tax plastic bags

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The Maryland legislature is considering outlawing single-use plastic bags and adding a new 10-cent tax on “durable” carryout bags, including those made of paper.
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Federal judge grants former Baltimore Mayor Pugh’s request to delay incarceration by two weeks

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A federal judge who oversaw the recent criminal conviction of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has granted a request from Pugh to delay her incarceration until April 27, two months after she was sentenced to three years behind bars for her “Healthy Holly” book fraud.
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Davis describes politics, stresses at City Hall following Pugh scandal

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
In his last week as Baltimore’s city solicitor, Andre M. Davis saw the mayor who had persuaded him to leave the federal bench and join her administration receive a three-year federal prison sentence for fraud and tax evasion.
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Ex-Lawmaker Attempts to ‘Stir the Pot A Little’ With Letter on Tobacco

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Former Del. Frank Turner (D-Howard) circulated a letter to his ex-colleagues on the House Economic Matters Committee in opposition to the bill that would ban the transport, manufacture or sale of flavored tobacco products in Maryland to reduce the number of youth smokers in the state.
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STEELE APPLAUDS HOGAN’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Former Maryland Lt. Gov. and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele applauded the steps Gov. Larry Hogan has taken to respond to the outbreak of several coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Maryland.
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You Say You Want a Revolution? Group Endorses in City Elections

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The group Our Revolution Baltimore City/Baltimore County on Monday rolled out endorsements in several Baltimore City races in the April 28 Democratic primaries.
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Business as Usual?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In many ways, it was a typical General Assembly session Monday in and around the Maryland State House.
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