Headlines from HJM: Monday, July 6, 2020

Energy companies abandon long-delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The two energy companies behind the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline have abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying Sunday that the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment too uncertain to justify further investment.
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Frank DeFilippo: Talking About Some Serious Money

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Economics is the study of money in motion. Idle money, or the lack of it, does nobody any good.
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Elections Officials Send Hogan 3 Options for November Vote

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland State Board of Elections submitted final recommendations on the state’s November elections to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) late last week, following a lengthy review of the June 2 mail-in primary.
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Alsobrooks Sets Up Policing Task Force in Prince George’s

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) said Friday that she is forming a Police Reform Task Force that will provide recommendations for reforms to the Prince George’s County Police Department.
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Housing Advocates Rally In Front Of City Hall

Publisher Name : WYPR
Baltimore community members and grassroots organizers gathered in front of City Hall Thursday afternoon to demand that the city and state do more to protect tenants and those experiencing homelessness.
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Denied U.S. economic relief because of criminal record, Baltimore electrician challenged the system

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As business dwindled to almost nothing at his Baltimore electrical contracting company, owner Sekwan Merritt couldn’t see how he could afford overhead expenses plus the $9,000 he pays five workers every two weeks
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Md. businesses, employees caught in the middle on masks

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland businesses and their employees find themselves increasingly caught in a battle zone, expected to enforce the governor’s order that store customers wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic even as some patrons are bridling at following that order.
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Maryland officials explore vendors for November election

Publisher Name : WTOP
Officials in Maryland are evaluating companies that can print and mail ballots for the general election after a number of issues came up with the state’s current vendor during the primary season
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Maryland families fear ‘tsunami’ of evictions when courts reopen and federal aid dries up at the end of July

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Gamal Martinez always found a way to pay the rent on time, cobbling together the $800 necessary to keep his family of six in the Southeast Baltimore rowhouse they’ve called home for nearly a decade.
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Maryland PSC approves settlement for alternate power line route through northern Harford County

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Transource Energy has been cleared to move ahead with the Maryland portion of a power line project, including a segment through northern Harford County, following the approval of a settlement agreement by state regulators this week.
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