Headlines from HJM: September 9, 2020

Josh Kurtz: The Pros and Cons of a Special Session

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The pressure on General Assembly leaders to schedule a special legislative session is mounting.
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Rulings on science, fiduciary duty, marijuana top Md. high court’s term

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s top court ended its 2019-2020 session last week having issued landmark rulings permitting the admission of evidence based on emerging sciences, creating a cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty and ruling that police may not arrest and search someone for marijuana possession simply because they smell of the drug.
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Lierman Bringing in Big Guns for Fall Fundraisers

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
State Del. Brooke E. Lierman (D-Baltimore City), who is pondering a run for state comptroller in 2022, is flexing her political muscle by bringing in a powerhouse lineup of women this fall to help her raise money.
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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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Residents slam Anne Arundel’s reopening approach, call for the revoking of Steuart Pittman’s powers during the first council meeting following break

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
More than a dozen Anne Arundel County residents criticized County Executive Steuart Pittman’s coronavirus response, called for the removal of his powers, and called for the county’s reopening during the first council meeting in which live audio testimony was available.
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Maryland is one of four states that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut add to their coronavirus travel advisory

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut have added Maryland and three other states to their latest coronavirus travel advisory, requiring individuals who visit the state to self-quarantine for 14 days.
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Franchot: Maryland Environmental Service should be disbanded

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Maryland Environmental Service should be permanently disbanded following the controversy over a six-figure severance payment made to a former director who left to become Gov. Larry Hogan’s chief of staff.
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On Untraditional First Day of School, Hogan Still Hopes For More In-Person Instruction

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) visited three schools in Caroline County as they opened for limited in-person instruction on Tuesday, marking the start of a less-than-traditional school year for thousands of Maryland students.
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Frank DeFilippo: McGrath’s Payout, City Hall Reshuffling and Other Mysteries of Md. Politics

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Whom the gods would destroy they first assign Beth Wojton as their deputy. Or, put another way, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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