Headlines from HJM: Monday, July 14, 2020

“Cancel rent!” say drive-by protesters outside Mayor Young’s house

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Baltimore residents need a break on rent, protection from eviction and more to survive “this amazing crisis we’re going through”
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With Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs Due to End, Lawmakers Seek Action From PSC

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
More than 60 members of the General Assembly have written to the Maryland Public Service Commission, urging the PSC, which regulates utilities, to quickly study the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on consumers’ ability to pay their utility bills.
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Opinion: Will Ratepayers Bail Out Md. Utilities During COVID-19?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Most Maryland businesses are suffering a loss from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Less demand exists for products they sell.
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In contested Baltimore City Council vote, measure to ask voters to approve term limits on elected officials fails

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A proposal to ask city voters if Baltimore’s elected officials should be limited to three terms in office failed Monday before a divided City Council.
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State Lawmaker Says Union Leaders Used Strong-Arm Tactics to Thwart Police Reform Legislation

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A state lawmaker has accused the leaders of two local unions — the Montgomery County Government Employees Organization Local 1994 (MCGEO) and the Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 — of using strong-arm tactics to slow down police reform legislation in Annapolis.
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Schools reopening: Here’s how Maryland jurisdictions are planning for the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As the beginning of the 2020 school year approaches, Maryland counties are announcing plans and guidelines for holding classes while containing the spread of coronavirus.
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Stanley Black & Decker donates $50K to United Way of Central Md.

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
United Way of Central Maryland Friday announced it received a $50,000 donation from Stanley Black & Decker for the non-profit’s COVID-19 Community Fund to support people and organizations in need during the pandemic.
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Advocates decry Baltimore’s delay in implementing new measures to make water more affordable

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
On the day a slew of measures was supposed to take effect to make water more affordable in Baltimore and give renters new rights, advocates called on Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young to push forward with the changes, saying the coronavirus pandemic has made the matter even more urgent.
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