Headlines from HJM: September 10, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: More high-level officials leave Baltimore city government

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Vondrasek leads the list of senior staff stepping down from positions at Recreation and Parks, DPW and DOT
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Bill Henry begins comptroller’s office reboot

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Running unopposed, he announced prospective hires for top positions and the members of a transition team
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Md.’s revenue picture not as bleak as projected — for now

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s top tax collector is calling for sending more than half a billion dollars in state aid immediately to small businesses following a better-than-expected report on the state’s finances.
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Coalition of Heavyweight Insiders Launches Opposition to Montgomery County Ballot Measures

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
An influential and potentially well-funded bipartisan coalition intent on defeating Montgomery County ballot initiatives that would eliminate at-large County Council seats and limit real property tax increases will make its debut Monday, according to a source familiar with the plans.
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MARYLAND RANKS AS THE 7TH MOST DIVERSE STATE IN THE NATION: SURVEY

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Sen. Jill Carter (D-Baltimore City) said she is not surprised that a recent survey ranked Maryland as one of the most diverse states in the nation.
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Extra unemployment benefits heading soon to thousands of desperate Marylanders

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
An estimated 300,000 unemployed Marylanders will receive as much as $1,800 in long-awaited benefits as early as this weekend, state officials announced Wednesday night.
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Franchot: $585 Million Fund Balance Should Go to Small Businesses

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) wants the state to direct a general fund surplus to small businesses coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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U.S. Eviction Moratorium ‘Not Helpful to a Lot of People in Md.,’ Official Warns

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Marylanders will still need to go to court to fend off evictions under the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium, state officials told tenants during a Tuesday night virtual town hall.
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Maryland casino monthly revenue down $4.7M compared with last August, but Hollywood, Rocky Gap see gains

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Despite operating at only 50% capacity, Maryland’s casinos made $149.5 million in revenue last month, about $4.7 million less than in August 2019.
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Maryland makes $16 million available to prevent evictions as critics call for more

Publisher Name : Delmarva Now
Maryland jurisdictions can begin applying for $16 million in grants aimed at preventing evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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