Headlines from HJM: Thursday, December 31, 2020

State lawmakers seek to reform Maryland Environmental Service after revelations of lavish spending

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland lawmakers are aiming to reform the Maryland Environmental Service after learning that the agency’s former director spent lavishly and negotiated a significant payout when he left to become the governor’s chief of staff over the summer.
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Smith's Legislative Goals: First Order of Business will be Housing and Rental Relief Due to Hardships Caused by COVID-19

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
MarylandReporter.com spoke with Senate Judicial Proceedings (JPR) Committee Chairman Will Smith (D-Montgomery) on Wednesday about his policy goals for the upcoming legislative session which begins on Jan. 13, 2021. They include providing COVID relief, housing and rental relief, and enacting policing and parole reform measures.
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Baltimore’s new, young mayor says he will chart his own path for battered city

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Scott is banking on his youthful urgency, years of government experience and lifelong roots in his hometown to accomplish what has eluded his predecessors — the revival of a majority-Black city that since 2015 has lost 30,000 residents, nearly 5 percent of its population.
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Attorney Marlon Amprey Nominated for District 40 House Seat in Baltimore

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee on Tuesday evening nominated attorney Marlon Amprey to fill an opening in the House of Delegates.
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Another vacant seat – this time Nick Mosby’s – is filled by party insiders

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
The Maryland Democratic Party taps Marlon Amprey for a seat in Annapolis, using a process that’s a textbook example of the machine politics that reformers have faulted for years
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United Way Gives Family Stability Program Grant to Grassroots

Publisher Name : Patch
The United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) has selected Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center to receive a Family Stability Program grant of $110,000 to operate a Homelessness Prevention Program serving Howard County from Jan. 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, Grassroots Executive Director Dr. Mariana Izraelson has announced.
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