Headlines from HJM: March 9, 2020

Friday’s Legislative Roundup

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Friday’s Legislative Roundup
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CROWN Act Likely to Come Out on Top

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In February, Montgomery County became the first county in the U.S. to ban discrimination based on hairstyle. Now, Maryland appears poised to join Virginia and a handful of other states that have taken similar action.
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Colorado among states fixing child support system; Maryland urged to 'do something profound’ and make changes here

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Determined to get noncustodial fathers to do more to support their children, Colorado took a bold step: It stopped making these parents repay the government for welfare payments their families received.
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HOUSE DEFEATS AMENDMENT TO KIRWAN BILL LINKING STUDENT PERFORMANCE TO FUNDING

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The debate over whether to enact the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission into law kicked off in the House of Delegates on Friday morning with the defeat of an amendment that would have tied student performance to funding for the program.
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Baltimore Mayor Young says he’s supporting Del. Nick Mosby for City Council president

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Saturday said he is supporting state Del. Nick J. Mosby in the race to become the next City Council president.
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Opinion: Maryland’s Energy Can be Clean, But Will it be Smart?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland legislature passed an initiative last year positioning the state as one of few across the country making drastic efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels and increase investments into renewable energy. Well, basically just wind, solar, and trash.
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Baltimore-area buses break down more than in most other cities, partly because the MTA forgot to buy new ones

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
State-run buses in Baltimore break down about six times more frequently than buses in St. Louis or Denver. A state-run subway through the city fails five times more often those in Cleveland or D.C. And, Baltimore’s light rail system breaks down three times more than Pittsburgh’s or Salt Lake City’s.
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