Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Multiple Challenges Await as Scott Prepares to Assume ‘Thankless Job’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
When Baltimore City Council President Brandon M. Scott (D) becomes the city’s 52nd mayor Tuesday, there will be no major celebratory events.
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FCC announces billions of dollars in awards to provide rural areas with broadband access

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday awarded $9.2 billion in funding to help companies provide broadband Internet service to millions of Americans without access to reliable service.
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Baltimore Mayor Young, who didn’t plan on holding city’s top job, leaves office. He ‘steered the ship through some troubled times.’

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
When Bernard C. “Jack” Young assumed Baltimore’s highest office, he first said he had no intention of staying.
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Workgroup Seeks Changes to Domestic Violence, Custody and Abuse Proceedings

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
These are the names of Maryland children murdered by a parent involved in a divorce or custody case in Maryland since 2008.
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Baltimore City Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on job protections for hospitality workers affected by coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
With only hours remaining in Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s administration, the Baltimore City Council overrode two of his vetoes of bills designed to protect hospitality workers laid off during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Maryland casinos see large revenue drop in November, biggest since reopening

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Maryland casinos saw their total revenue decrease more than 7% year-over-year in November, the largest drop recorded since the casinos reopened in June.
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Cecil Swears In County Executive Hornberger and Council Members Gregory, Meffley

Publisher Name : Maryland Association of Counties
Danielle Hornberger today was sworn in as Cecil County Executive and Council Members Jackie Gregory and Bob Meffley took the oaths of office to serve their second terms on the Cecil County Council.
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Former D.C. official is top contender for Baltimore city administrator job

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Chris Shorter is Brandon Scott’s pick for the high-level post, while conflict looms between Scott and Nick Mosby over Mosby’s push for new staff
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Restaurant industry counting on federal aid as winter looms

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Federal relief and COVID-19 vaccines are key to the restaurant industry’s stability in the coming months, experts on the region’s restaurant industry said Monday.
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In Prince George’s County, Black Women Rule

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
When Prince George’s County Planning Board Chairwoman Elizabeth M. Hewlett was beginning her career in the late 1970s, she was almost always the only African-American woman in the room.
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Delegation expects limited activity in upcoming session

Publisher Name : Cumberland Times News
Members of the Western Maryland delegation are expecting a reduced level of output from the upcoming 2021 legislative session in Annapolis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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https://www.times-news.com/news/delegation-expects-limited-activity-in-upcoming-session/article_a1af99bc-3671-11eb-8215-b36aef505378.html

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Paul S. Sarbanes, who as a young Maryland congressman drafted and introduced the first article of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon and as a five-term U.S. senator tightened the regulation of corporate accounting practices after corruption scandals at Enron and other businesses, died Dec. 6 in Baltimore. He was 87.
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Health Dept. Procurement Chief Fired in Midst of Korean Test Kit Controversy

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The former head of procurement for the Maryland Department of Health said he was forced into retirement without explanation, months after refusing an unusual late-night request to send millions of dollars to a South Korean COVID-19 test-kit manufacturer.
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