Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

As Sports Gambling Debate Ramps Up, Casino Commits to Minority Business Partner

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A Baltimore casino announced on Monday that if it is able to secure a sports betting license, it will take on a minority business partner for the enterprise.
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Red flag raised about race disparity in Maryland’s early coronavirus vaccine rollout data

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As Maryland health officials scramble to meet growing demand for the coronavirus vaccine, a red flag is emerging: Minorities, who’ve been hit hardest by the disease, have received shots at disproportionately low rates.
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Black Caucus Looks to Push Police Reform, Economic Justice and the ‘Black Agenda’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Following a year fraught with social unrest wrapped in a global pandemic, members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland have their eyes focused on equity in education, criminal justice reform, public health, housing justice and economic opportunity during the 2021 legislative session.
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Lawmakers question state’s move to shift vaccine doses to pharmacies

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland is shifting small amounts of coronavirus vaccine doses to private pharmacies as state health officials prepare for what they hope will be increased shipments later in the spring.
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Baltimore City Council approves fee cap on Grubhub, Door Dash, other restaurant delivery apps

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A cap on fees charged by third-party food delivery apps was approved Monday evening by Baltimore City Council and will become effective as soon as it’s signed by Mayor Brandon Scott.
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Lawmakers Question Expansion of Vaccine Eligibility While Doses are Scarce

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Demand for COVID-19 vaccines in Maryland is quickly outpacing the state’s supply of vaccines, causing confusion for residents and prompting tough questions from lawmakers at the first meeting of the Senate Vaccine Oversight Workgroup on Monday.
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‘Brynleigh’s Act’ would help school children who have seizures

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
In 2019, Lauren Shillinger, of Frederick County, called her Maryland state lawmakers about a bill. The legislation would increase protections for children who experience seizures in school and mandate at least two staff members are trained how to medically respond.
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Here’s a Look at Fundraising by Every State Senator

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Campaign finance reports for state elected officials were due at the state Board of Elections last Wednesday. They represent fundraising activities from Jan. 9, 2020 to Jan. 13 of this year.
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