Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Why this Baltimore pastor thinks broadband internet should be a public utility

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Sheridan Todd Yeary believes broadband internet access should be a public utility, not a "resource of privilege."
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NAACP announces plan to relocate its headquarters from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The NAACP announced plans Monday to eventually relocate its headquarters from Baltimore to Washington D.C., after moving to a new location in the city a few months ago.
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University of Maryland names administration building after longtime Maryland Senate President Mike Miller

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The University of Maryland announced Monday that its main administration building will be named after alumnus and longtime state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.
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Gov. Hogan to Run Budget Cut Meeting Wednesday; Franchot Says It’s Sudden Switch

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) will preside over a meeting of the state’s powerful Board of Public Works.
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Franchot Aims to Block Hogan Many Hogan Budget Cuts

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
One day before the Board of Public Works considers large cuts to the state budget, Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) is poised to dramatically block a large portion of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s plan to curb spending.
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Montgomery County minimum wage increases Wednesday

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The minimum wage will increase in Montgomery County on Wednesday. Signed into legislation Nov. 17, 2017, Bill 28-17 raises the minimum wage incrementally, each July 1, until it reaches $15 per hour in 2022.
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FOP contributions to legislative group raise doubts about its effectiveness

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Seven of the 14 lawmakers picked by House Speaker Jones to improve police accountability in Maryland have accepted money from police unions
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Despite Lawmaker’s Call, Special Session Appears Unlikely

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Despite dozens of protests that have drawn large, diverse crowds across the state, a Maryland lawmaker’s effort to generate support for a special session, to tackle police reform, has generated scant interest.
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