Headlines from HJM: March 5, 2020

Proposed labor agreement requirement would hurt contractors doing business in Baltimore | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A Baltimore City Council bill would require contractors to enter into labor agreements on large city projects.
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Why Baltmore's police commissioner takes officers to the Center Club each month

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Every month, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison takes a group of about 20 of his officers to the Center Club for a meal.
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Harrison seeks to reassure business leaders of progress in reducing crime

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison discusses his plan for crime reduction at the Greater Baltimore Committee on Wednesday.
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The Word ‘Deregulation’ Rears Its Head in Annapolis Utility Debate

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Say the word “deregulation” around the Maryland State House, and people start to get nervous.
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$2.9 Billion Sales Tax Expansion Killed As House Revenue Package Moves Forward

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A bill that would have dramatically expanded Maryland’s sales tax to raise more than $2.9 billion for education reform efforts has been voted down by a key House subcommittee.
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Maryland lawmakers reject bill to expand the state’s sales tax

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
A Maryland House subcommittee has rejected a bill that would have applied the state sales tax to professional services.
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Del. Lesley Lopez: Crack Down on Predatory Lenders

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Serving as a state delegate in the Maryland General Assembly is one of three jobs that I currently have. It’s actually the 26th job I’ve had in my life.
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At what cost? For Baltimore’s poorest families, the child support system exacts a heavy price — and it’s hurting whole communities

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s child support system, intended to sustain children, is actually hurting some of the state’s neediest families — especially in Baltimore, an investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found.
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Senate Panel Moves Compromise Package on Crime-Fighting

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
After days of wrangling, Maryland senators are moving forward with a bipartisan package of bills aimed at addressing crime in the city of Baltimore.
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Del. Nick Mosby leads in Baltimore City Council president race, Sun/UB/WYPR poll shows

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
State Del. Nick J. Mosby has carved out a lead in the race to be Baltimore’s next City Council president, though many voters remain undecided about who they want as the city’s No. 2 elected official, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore and WYPR shows.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan holding one-on-one meetings in Annapolis with Baltimore mayoral hopefuls over crime

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is getting increasingly involved in the race to become Baltimore’s next mayor.
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Maryland state senator compares bill on child sexual abuse lawsuits to Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A Maryland senator has ruffled feathers in Annapolis by sending a lengthy letter to his fellow Republicans, urging them to vote against a bill that would give survivors of child sexual abuse more time to sue their abusers.
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Maryland voters would get a say on sports betting

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
After years of fits and starts, an effort to legalize betting on sports is moving forward in Maryland’s legislature.
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Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby sends letter to lawmakers touting her conviction data amid escalating feud with Gov. Hogan

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is pushing back against Gov. Larry Hogan and others who argue that her inability to prosecute violent criminals is increasing Baltimore's crime problem. Mosby sent a 21-page letter to lawmakers in which she argued that her conviction rates are as good as or better than her predecessors'.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wants to tap millions of dollars in emergency funds to prepare for coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he plans to seek immediate access to millions of dollars in the state’s rainy day fund to fight the novel coronavirus in addition to $10 million in extra funding in the state budget.
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Sheila Dixon Leads Baltimore Mayoral Race, Poll Says

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Sheila Dixon is leading Baltimore’s mayoral race, according to a new poll by The Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore and WYPR.
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