Headlines from HJM: March 4, 2020

Sports Gaming Bill Headed to Senate Floor

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A measure to allow Marylanders to gamble on sporting events cleared an important hurdle on Tuesday when a Senate committee voted unanimously to approve a bill sponsored by a Montgomery County lawmaker.
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Opinion: Auto Safety Inspections Bill Would Protect Drivers and Pedestrians

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Why do all of our neighboring states – Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia – require basic auto safety inspections?
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Salvos over public safety in Maryland, Baltimore

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
In recent days, the debate in Annapolis over legislative proposals to address public safety concerns has become personal and emotional between Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders.
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Poll Shows Wide Support for ‘Infant Lifetime Care Trust’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As the Senate Finance Committee prepares to hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would create a fund to provide lifetime treatment for babies who suffer brain damage at birth, a coalition of groups working to pass the measure is releasing a poll showing widespread support for the legislation.
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Insurers won’t pay for a Hampstead child to get treatment for a rare syndrome. A Maryland bill could force them to.

Publisher Name : Carroll County Times
In 2017, 4-year-old Jackson Mattoon of Hampstead could not have been more excited to start preschool, according to his mother Molly.
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Joan Pratt’s attack on opponent Bill Henry with mailer, robocall draws criticism

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Brew
Incumbent comptroller, under fire after conflict-of-interest finding and boutique money-laundering, goes after councilman based on a decade-old story
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Baltimore mayor’s race: Sheila Dixon leads competitive primary but many voters still undecided, Sun/UB/WYPR poll shows

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon has opened up a slight lead in a crowded, competitive race to become Baltimore’s next mayor, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore and WYPR shows.
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Republican senators seek to give Hogan emergency powers on crime

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Republicans want to give Gov. Larry Hogan emergency powers to hire prosecutors in response to violent crime in Baltimore.
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Md. Department of Health approved for coronavirus testing

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The federal government has approved the Maryland Department of Health to test for the disease caused by the coronavirus, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.
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Legislation would improve Md.’s innovation economy, backers say

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland has fallen behind other states when it comes to supporting innovative technology companies, and several bills presented Tuesday to the Senate Finance Committee would help the state stay competitive, the bills’ backers said.
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