Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Zirkin Joining Ranks of Registered State House Lobbyists

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The State House lobbying trade is being drastically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that may not make it any less desirable or remunerative.
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Harford school board signs on to mass federal lawsuit against vaping device manufacturer Juul

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Harford County Public Schools has joined the more than 100 school districts across the country who are taking legal action in federal court against vaping device manufacturer Juul, citing the additional costs borne by the school system related to students vaping.
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YWCA receives $1M grant to fight domestic violence

Publisher Name : Eye on Annapolis
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of life in our country, including the ability for survivors of violent crimes, such domestic violence and sexual assault, to seek help and access services that are critical to their safety and well-being.
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Franchot Beefs Up Campaign Team, Outlines Broad Priorities in New Video

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) is cranking up his campaign for governor.
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Maryland’s budget shortfall: Don’t leave tax reform off the table | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The latest bad-but-better-than-expected tax revenue estimates for the state of Maryland have been pulling double-duty as a political Rorschach test.
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Personnel Report: State Gets Deputy Housing Secretary; Rep. Brown Loses Chief of Staff

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has a new deputy secretary, Owen P. McEvoy.
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OPINION: MARYLAND LEGISLATORS SHOULD NOT RAISE ADVERTISING COSTS FOR BUSINESS

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Businesses across Maryland are struggling to keep their doors open.
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Restaurateurs gather to urge Baltimore Mayor Scott to roll back dining restrictions; others accept that they’ll have to adapt

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
When Charlie Gjerde heard last week that Baltimore’s new mayor, Brandon Scott, was going to shut down indoor and outdoor dining to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, he first thought about the employees at the five restaurants he owns in the city.
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County Council agrees to ban on plastic straws by 2022

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Bill would take effect in May, allows restaurants one year to comply
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