Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Nearly Two-Thirds Of Voters Favor Scott For Baltimore Mayor, Finds Poll Commissioned By His Campaign

Publisher Name : WYPR
Brandon Scott, Baltimore’s Democratic nominee for mayor, has nearly two-thirds of likely voters’ support, according to a poll commissioned by Scott and obtained by WYPR.
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State has taken over some Purple Line contracts

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
MDOT, MTA will assume work on manufacturing light rail cars, design, maintenance contracts
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$2 million and counting spent on push for legal sports betting in Maryland

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Gambling companies have spent more than $2 million trying to persuade Maryland voters to approve sports betting as they vote this fall, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
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DEL. THIAM: GOP CAN MAKE INROADS WITH BLACK VOTERS IF IT STEPS UP OUTREACH EFFORTS

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The GOP has to shed its image as a party of “old white men” if it wishes to make inroads in the African-American community, according to the first Black Republican woman to serve in the Maryland General Assembly.
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Congressional District 3: Retired Lt. Col. Charles Anthony challenges 13-year incumbent Rep. John Sarbanes

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Marylanders in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Montgomery counties and Baltimore City will have the choice to reelect Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Towson, who has served in Congress for 13 years, or to put forth retired Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, a Silver Spring Republican, to represent the third district.
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Poll: Majority of Marylanders surveyed approve of Hogan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The majority of Maryland residents approve of how Gov. Larry Hogan has handled the coronavirus outbreak in the state, according to a new poll.
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SBA just made PPP forgiveness easier for smaller loans. What about everyone else?

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
The Small Business Administration released a streamlined Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application Thursday night for some loans under $50,000 — but small-business groups and experts say it still leaves many borrowers out in the cold.
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Maryland GOP senators elect new, more conservative leaders

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s Republican state senators elected new, more conservative leadership Saturday as they prepare to debate education funding, policing reforms and how to help the state emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Meet the 5 people entrusted with preserving democracy in Maryland — and the right to vote — in the midst of a pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The date was March 25, and the fate of democracy in Maryland rested on five sets of shoulders.
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State Legislatures Have More Women and Racial Diversity, Compared to Five Years Ago

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gender and racial representation in Maryland’s State House continues to outpace most states, according to a new national census of state legislators.
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Maryland Sen. Hough voted minority whip, pledges to stand up to ‘steamrolling’ Democrats

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Representing Carroll and Frederick counties, Sen. Mike Hough, R-4, became the No. 2 Republican in the Maryland Senate when his colleagues elected him minority whip Saturday.
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