Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Baltimore asks to withdraw $25 million from Rainy Day Fund to balance budget after coronavirus costs

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore’s spending panel is being asked to authorize the withdrawal of up to $25 million from the city’s “Rainy Day Fund,” a rare request that finance officials say is necessary to balance the budget after it was hammered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Benjamin Orr: Put Politics Aside. Convene a Special Session of the Legislature

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With more than 113,000 coronavirus cases and upward of 3,600 deaths, Marylanders need relief now, not in January.
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Controversial small-town Maryland mayor wins reelection following sexual harassment complaint

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The mayor of a small Maryland city who sparked a series of controversies over his long tenure, including most recently being stripped of his power following a sexual harassment complaint, narrowly won a fifth term Monday.
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Maryland Episcopal diocese commits $1 million toward reparations for slavery, racial injustice

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland diocese of the Episcopal Church has become the latest religious institution to commit to making reparations for slavery and systemic racism, voting over the weekend to create a $1 million seed fund for programs that would benefit the African American community in Baltimore and beyond.
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DraftKings is funding ad campaign to legalize Maryland sports betting on November ballot

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
An organization funded with $250,000 from DraftKings, the fantasy sports and betting site, says it is launching a media campaign Tuesday urging voters to support a November ballot question legalizing sports betting in Maryland.
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After judge’s Purple Line ruling, Montgomery Co. Council to hear from state transportation officials

Publisher Name : WTOP News
The plan for the public-private partnership to build the Purple Line may be coming apart, but Maryland state transportation officials continue to assure local governments that they are committed to finishing the project.
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