Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Legislative Budget Panel Recommends Dipping into Reserves to Address Anticipated Shortfalls

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A bipartisan panel of Maryland legislators has recommended tapping the state’s Rainy Day Fund to help close an anticipated budget gap in 2022.
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All Maryland hospitals and nursing homes will receive coronavirus vaccine within next two weeks

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
All Maryland hospitals and nursing homes are set to receive the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine in the next two weeks, state officials said Tuesday.
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Sen. Cassilly: Maryland’s Education Power Play

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Even in this hyper-politicized environment, it’s surprising that the Maryland General Assembly’s signature bill on education reform is far more about grabbing political power than improving the quality of education.
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Billionaire MacKenzie Scott donates record-breaking $40 million to Morgan State University

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Morgan State University announced Tuesday that it has received a $40 million gift from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott, marking the largest single private donation in the university’s history.
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Scott retains two insiders for top posts in his administration

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
The rhetoric may be about change, but his administrative actions so far exemplify continuity and caution.
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New Baltimore Mayor Adds to His Leadership Team

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D) filled more positions on his executive team Tuesday, one week after taking office.
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As covid cases surge, Montgomery County delays return of students

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
With coronavirus cases surging, Montgomery County officials delayed their timeline for bringing the first students back into classrooms to Feb. 1.
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Four Anne Arundel restaurant owners file legal challenge to restaurant shutdown

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Four Anne Arundel restaurant owners are asking a county judge to block County Executive Steuart Pittman’s ban on dining at restaurants before it goes into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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As State Prepares Wider Vaccination Distribution, National Guard Will Provide Logistical Support

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland National Guard will provide logistical support for the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on Tuesday.
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Baltimore City Council to consider cap on food delivery fees as aid to restaurants amid coronavirus dining ban

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Third-party food delivery services would be barred from collecting more than 15% in fees under new legislation to be introduced before Baltimore City Council.
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