Headlines from HJM: Monday, June 29, 2020

With Md. economy battered, Hogan calls for $1.45B in budget cuts

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
State lawmakers got their first look at $1.45 billion in budget reductions proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan as the state attempts to offset large revenue declines driven by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Sen. Chris West: Brown Is Off-Base With Criticism of Governor

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland Matters published a lengthy interview between reporter Bruce DePuyt and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.), during the course of which Brown launched a full-throated attack on Gov. Larry Hogan [“Anthony Brown on Hogan: ‘He Hasn’t Led on a Single Thing He Campaigned On,'” June 23].
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After Ouzo Bay incident, musicians call on Atlas to end dress codes

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
The Baltimore restaurant group “creates spaces that systematically discriminate,” performers say in open letter
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Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Are Suffering in Pandemic

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
When a bill that called for half of Maryland’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030 became law last year, advocates predicted that there would be as many as 20,000 new Maryland jobs through 2028.
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Frank DeFilippo: Purple Line P3 Could Eat Our Lunch and Leave Maryland Scraps

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
If Maryland’s Purple Line fiasco offers an object lesson, it is that less is not more.
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Lawmakers React to Hogan Budget Proposal

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The first phase of the Hogan administration plan to offset a massive drop in revenues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be a thoughtful, if painful, approach to budget-cutting, the General Assembly’s top fiscal leaders said this weekend.
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Purple Line stations need safer access for pedestrians, planners say

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Suburban roads designed to move traffic need better sidewalks and crosswalks to make Purple Line stations easier and safer to reach on foot and bicycle, according to a new study by Montgomery County planners.
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New Maryland laws target issues ranging from policing to special education to flooding

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Even though the Maryland General Assembly ended its annual session weeks early back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers passed more than 600 bills this year.
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Hogan announces $30M in funding to prevent evictions, but advocates say more is needed

Publisher Name : Baltimore Fishbowl
Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday announced that Maryland would commit $30 million to prevent renters from getting evicted, including $20 million for local governments and $10 million for a housing relief assistance program.
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Here's where employers can start in addressing structural racism in the workplace

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Does your company state equity and inclusion as a value of the business?
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Baltimore Area Gets More Than $450K To Help Minority, Women-Owned Businesses, Lawmakers Announce

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Baltimore’s congressional delegation on Thursday announced the region will get more than $450,000 to help support minority- and women-owned businesses and create jobs.
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Maryland Senate Bill Would Prohibit Flavored Vaping

Publisher Name : Baltimore Post Examiner
Maryland’s dwindling community of smokers can only watch and wait as lawmakers consider another bill that will impose yet more restrictions on their habit.
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