Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ten lobbyists combine for more than $15 million in billing, an increase vs. 2019

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Ten lobbyists reported billings of more than $15 million, a slight increase over 2019 according to reports filed with the Maryland State Ethics Commission released in December.
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Maryland House speaker to unveil a ‘Black agenda’ focused on health, wealth, homeownership

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) says it’s time to dismantle the racist policies that by design have created a country where the net worth of a typical White family is 10 times higher than that of a Black family.
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Late Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller to lie in state in Annapolis

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller, who died Friday, will lie in state in the rotunda of the State House on Thursday and Friday.
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Lawmakers OK Two More Subpoenas in Maryland Environmental Service Probe

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Senior members of the Maryland General Assembly have approved two new subpoenas in the probe into a lucrative severance package that Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan’s former chief of staff received in 2020.
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Maryland Senate Overrides Some Of Gov. Hogan’s Vetoes

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
The Maryland Senate voted Friday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a measure to fund a first-in-the-nation state board that focuses on making high-cost prescription drugs more affordable.
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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh among those seeking clemency from President Trump

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Convicted former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is among those seeking clemency from President Donald Trump as he reportedly prepares to issue 100 pardons and sentence commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday.
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Opinion: Baltimore Is Leading the Fight to Hold Big Oil Accountable for Climate Change

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
One day before President-elect Biden takes the oath of office, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit from the City of Baltimore that could help determine whether or not the companies most responsible for our accelerating climate crisis are finally held to account.
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Baltimore City Public Schools to begin vaccinating 500 teachers and staff a week

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore City Public Schools will begin immediately vaccinating 500 teachers and other staff member a week in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, schools CEO Sonja Santelises announced Monday.
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