Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

“Overly simplistic.” Two members of the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing respond to a Brew op-ed

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
As the General Assembly tackles police reform, policymakers should require more accountability from police chiefs, not hand them more power [OP-ED]
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Latest phase of Port Covington project set to begin

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Port Covington development team has finished financing the next phase of the project and will begin construction of 1.1 million square feet of office, retail, residential and parking space in the coming weeks, officials announced Tuesday.
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Julian Jones elected Baltimore County Council chair a second time

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
For the second time in three years, Baltimore County Councilman Julian Jones will preside over the County Council as chairman.
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Korman Calls Foul on MDOT’s Fast Pitch for Road Partners

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The chairman of a key House Appropriations subcommittee is publicly questioning whether Maryland’s Transportation secretary is violating his pledge regarding Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s top roads project.
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Md. dentists call for transparency with vaccine distribution, ready to help fight COVID

Publisher Name : WJLA
With the rollout of vaccines in the D.C. area and nationwide to fight the spread of COVID, dentists in Maryland are expressing confusion about the distribution of vaccinations for their group.
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Baltimore County eliminates fees for people on home detention

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County has eliminated fees for people on home detention, which can cost hundreds of dollars monthly for those in the program.
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Bowie Mayor Launches Exploratory Committee for Maryland Comptroller Race

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Bowie Mayor Timothy Adams (D) announced Tuesday that he’s mulling a run for comptroller in 2022, and has created an exploratory committee to plan for what will likely be a hotly contested race.
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Baltimore to reconsider dining ban this week based on post-New Year’s Covid data

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott says his administration plans to make an announcement Friday about whether it will continue to bar indoor and outdoor dining at city establishments based on Covid-19 data following the recent holiday break.
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Carroll, Howard committees working to fill state delegate vacancy; County Commissioner Eric Bouchat in running

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The recommendation for the vacant District 9A state delegate spot could be agreed upon by the end of the week with two committees preparing to vote for their top choice.
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Greenbelt Councilmembers Disavow Mayor’s Comments About Del. Lewis

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Members of the Greenbelt City Council wrote a letter recently to Del. Jazz M. Lewis, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, disavowing and disassociating themselves from a document posted by Greenbelt Mayor Colin A. Byrd in which Byrd called on Lewis to resign.
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