Headlines from HJM: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Maryland Auto launches financial education initative

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland Auto Insurance Executive Director Al Redmer Jr. announced the launch of a new Financial Education Initiative to provide all consumers with access to accurate, trustworthy information to guide financial decisions.
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Maryland’s Purple Line has uncertain future after contractor quits, claiming $800M in overruns

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Ricardo Velis doesn’t have a car, so he spends an hour and a half commuting each way on two buses between his home in Montgomery County and work in Prince George’s County. It’s a less than 30-minute drive, but he said one of the Montgomery County buses stops 20 times.
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Meyers and Descheneaux: Md.’s Budget Should Be More Comprehensive and Understandable

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
We are now in “budget season,” or more accurately, in the first of two budget seasons.
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Maryland will seek new Purple Line concessionaire if talks with original firms fail, transit official says

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The Maryland Transit Administration plans to pursue another public-private partnership to complete the Purple Line and operate it long-term if the state does not reach a deal with the initial concessionaire over cost overruns, a top state transit official said Tuesday.
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Health Department Officials Warn Against COVID-Fatigue, Urge Marylanders to Continue Masking and Distancing

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Health Department officials warned lawmakers at the Joint COVD-19 Response Legislative Workgroup on Wednesday of what may come in the next few months as Maryland’s COVID-19 infections, deaths and hospitalizations continue to sky rocket.
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Montgomery County Executive says another shutdown may be needed to fight virus

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland may be in need of another shutdown as coronavirus cases surge in the state, according to the leader of one Maryland county.
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‘Take action’: Anne Arundel housing advocates, delegates, offer evictions advice and resources at tenant town hall

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland legislators, including two who represent parts of Anne Arundel County, are set to introduce a slew of bills in January’s General Assembly session to protect tenants during the coronavirus pandemic.
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