Headlines from HJM: Monday, January 11, 2021

In transformed State House, Md. lawmakers will debate how much pandemic aid — and for whom

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The Maryland General Assembly convenes for its 442nd session on Wednesday under unprecedented circumstances, physically distanced because of the coronavirus and facing a complex and wide-ranging set of health, economic and racial crises that the months-long pandemic has laid bare.
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Maryland General Assembly key issues for 2021

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Here are key issues Maryland lawmakers will consider during the annual 90-day General Assembly session, which begins Wednesday.
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Businesses of every sort looking for help during 2021 session

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Business groups around the state will be looking for assistance from state government during the 2021 General Assembly session as they struggle to regain their footing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hobbled the state’s economy.
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Advocacy Groups, Political Leaders Ramp up Pressure on Lawmakers, Hogan for More Relief

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) prepares to unveil his latest COVID-19 relief package Monday and with the annual General Assembly session set to begin Wednesday, several groups and political leaders are pressuring officials to make robust state funding available to those who have suffered the most during the pandemic.
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Inequities exposed by coronavirus pandemic drive agenda for Maryland General Assembly

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
After months of living amid a coronavirus pandemic that has laid bare societal inequities, Maryland state lawmakers return Wednesday to Annapolis to take up a litany of proposals to address them.
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Process to find new Purple Line design-build contractor begins

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
The process of looking for a new design-build contractor for the Purple Line project has begun, as state officials look to get construction back up to full speed.
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Lawmakers, group back health equity resource proposal

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Legislation to create permanent Health Equity Resource Communities will be introduced during the 2021 General Assembly session with the support of over 250 groups and organizations in the state, including Johns Hopkins.
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Unnecessary risk: Women need safer options than giving birth in hospitals during pandemic

Publisher Name : USA Today
If more states followed the science, women would not have to decide about how much risk to take by giving birth in a hospital during a pandemic.
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Eviction prevention is critical in Maryland

Publisher Name : Fox 45 News
The CDC's moratorium on evictions gained another month with the latest stimulus package - but what happens when that runs out?
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STATE ROUNDUP: POLICE, EDUCATION REFORM ON LEGISLATIVE AGENDA; HOGAN SAYS MARYLAND GUARD WAS READY TO AID D.C., DELAYED BY PENTAGON

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Pamela Wood of the Sun outlines the key issues that will be brought up by the General Assembly during this 90-day session that begins on Wednesday. They include: police reform, public education – including overriding Gov. Hogan’s veto of the Kirwan plan – and pandemic proposals.
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Three proposals received for portion of Beltway widening project

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Maryland transportation officials have received three proposals from companies to do predevelopment work on the American Legion Bridge and I-270 to improve congestion.
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