Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Departing employees, including 2 who’ve faced scrutiny, outpace Baltimore police officers as city’s top earners

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
An attorney for Holabird called the allegations “ridiculous.” Robert Dashiell, the attorney, said Holabird maintained an agreement with the city that the company may mark up bills by 20%. Further, Dashiell said, the contractor hired technicians to perform specialized work — not subcontractors.
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Verizon set to install nearly 30 small cell towers in Rehoboth

Publisher Name : Cape Gazette
With five pending, company submits applications for 18 on Boardwalk, five on Rehoboth Avenue
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Md. PSC prohibits residential utility shutoff through Nov. 15

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Maryland Public Service Commission, in an emergency action, has prohibited residential utility service terminations through Nov. 15.
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Ex-Hogan Aide Fired for Backing Teen Kenosha Shooter Threatens Legal Action

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Arthur "Mac" Love IV, who was fired by the Hogan administration over the weekend for posting controversial memes on social media related to a shooting in Kenosha, Wis., appears with supporters at a Baltimore news conference Monday.
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Md. Senate GOP leaders may face internal challenges

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The top two Republicans in the Maryland Senate could find themselves in a battle for the leadership of the caucus as some are calling for early elections.
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Federal prosecutors seek nearly three years in prison for Pugh aide Gary Brown, citing extensive pattern of crime

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Federal prosecutors are seeking nearly three years in prison for ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s aide Gary Brown Jr., saying he carried out an “eight-year pattern of nonstop criminality.”
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Democratic candidates for Baltimore mayor spent $8 million

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The top six Democratic candidates running for Baltimore mayor spent about $8 million during the primary season.
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Utility Regulator Extends Moratorium on Service Cutoff for One More Month

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Following 12 hours of testimony from a broad array of stakeholders late last week, the Maryland Public Service Commission voted Monday to extend the state’s moratorium on utility service shutoffs for an extra month, through Oct. 1.
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Progressive Md. Launches Digital, Video Ads in Favor of Special Session

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Progressive Maryland, one of several advocacy groups calling on Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and leaders of the General Assembly to schedule a special legislative session, has begun airing digital and video ads on social media pressing the case.
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Maryland House Speaker Jones calls on Gov. Hogan to prevent evictions

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As Maryland courts resume hearing failure-to-pay-rent cases this week, Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones on Monday called for Gov. Larry Hogan to increase funding to help tenants at risk of being evicted.
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