Headlines from HJM: Monday, December 14, 2020

The Electoral College Meets Monday. Who Are Maryland’s Electors?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Ten Marylanders will convene at a socially distanced meeting in the State House on Monday at noon, casting 10 Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
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Hogan Seeks to Draw $250M From Transportation Fund to Save Purple Line

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) will ask the state’s Board of Public Works this week to approve a $250 million settlement with Purple Line Transit Partners, the collection of firms building a 16-mile light rail line in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.
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Opinion: Biden’s Win and Lessons for Maryland

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In Maryland, Joe Biden won big. In fact, Biden’s victory here in the Old Line State was the largest margin of victory for the Democratic Party in modern history.
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Lawmakers eye changes to police ‘bill of rights,’ cite need for oversight

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The General Assembly appears poised this coming session to sharply alter – if not outright repeal – a 46-year-old law governing how police departments discipline wayward officers, amid criticism that the procedures are too protective of them and largely shielded from the public.
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Mosby’s reorganization – demoting progressives, boosting Young’s allies – sparks a furor

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Baltimore’s City Council President says his changes will make for better policy. Critics say it’s a pure power play.
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For Montgomery County, pandemic response, education reform are legislative priorities

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Council president wants Hogan to release money from rainy day fund for businesses
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State to pay Purple Line consortium $100 million by year’s end

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Board of Public Works must vote on settlement next week
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Baltimore’s new leaders must address the crises first, then the rest. Here’s a to-do list | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A new mayor, City Council President and City Council members took office this week during one of the toughest times the city has faced in decades.
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Maryland needs better broadband — everywhere

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Brooke Lierman, a Democrat, represents Baltimore in the Maryland House of Delegates.
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Coronavirus in Maryland: 5 takeaways from the week

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
An advisory committee recommended Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for mass distribution to begin to millions of Americans before the end of the year.
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Maryland Gov. Hogan holds off on new coronavirus restrictions, defends outdoor dining as some counties tighten guidelines

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a package to soften the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but he ordered no new restrictions on business or social activities and said he would not “be dictated to” by counties taking more aggressive measures.
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