Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Maryland housing advocates, lawmakers discuss bills to reform eviction process, stem housing crisis

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland housing advocates and lawmakers on Monday laid out a series of proposals for stemming the ongoing housing crisis and expanding emergency eviction protections that have been afforded to renters during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lawmakers Eye ‘Housing Justice Package’ for 2021 Session

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A group of Maryland lawmakers hope to overhaul the state’s eviction process and provide relief to tenants and homeowners during the 2021 legislative session, including guaranteeing renters the right to counsel during eviction cases.
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Anne Arundel dining ban target of spirited court testimony

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
A temporary restraining order preventing Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman from closing indoor dining remains in effect as a judge prepares for a second day of testimony in the dispute between the county and restaurant owners.
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Former Maryland Gov. Ehrlich dips into local politics, but keeps his eye focused on the national scene

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Cellphones held aloft, the masked crowd paid rapt attention as a former governor laid out a game plan for how they could fight the closure of the restaurants where they work due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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How MacKenzie Scott’s $85 Million Gifts Will Benefit Maryland HBCUs

Publisher Name : Baltimore Magazine
Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announces record donations to state schools and United Way of Central Maryland.
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MDOT Accelerates Timetable for Next Steps on Beltway Widening, Rearranges Project Phases

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
While Maryland residents and elected officials scurried around in preparation for the holidays last week, the state Department of Transportation quietly took a major step in its $11 billion I-495/I-270 “managed lanes” highway project.
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'This is going to help in many ways' | Montgomery Co. grant brings assistance as others wait for PPP loans

Publisher Name : WUSA9
Montgomery County recently awarded grants of up to $10,000 for local businesses hit hard by the pandemic that have five or fewer employees.
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Baltimore mayor says spy plane can fly elsewhere

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Ask Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott if you can expect to see the surveillance plane that circled the city for six months continue to fly, and he won’t hesitate with his reply. “No,” Scott said firmly during an interview in his office last week.
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