Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

New report finds MTA's current governance structure isn't working

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Transportation advocates are calling for major changes to the way the Maryland Transit Administration is governed, saying increased local oversight will lead to more investment and big projects.
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Baltimore City Council speeds up legislation on water billing, tenants rights as new term approaches

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore City Council approved two dozen bills on an accelerated schedule Monday, racing to close out various legislative priorities before a new administration is sworn in.
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To fix Baltimore’s transit system, local funding, oversight needed | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As the nation’s public health crisis rages on, the Baltimore region’s buses remain busy transporting essential workers and residents who depend on it each day.
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County Leaders Hail $45 Million Behavioral Health Grant as ‘a Game-Changer’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Baltimore-area leaders celebrated the Health Services Cost Review Commission’s decision to award $45 million in grant funding to hospitals in the Greater Baltimore Region Tuesday morning.
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DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS PRAISE LABOR SECRETARY TIFFANY ROBINSON FOR DOING ‘HER BEST’ HANDLING RECORD-NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Two members of the Senate Finance Committee who sit on opposites side of the aisle said Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson has done a fairly good job of overseeing the department’s processing of the unprecedented number of unemployment claims even though thousands of residents are still waiting months for their first check.
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Hogan announces more restrictions in Maryland coronavirus response

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Reimposed restrictions are coming to bars, restaurants, churches, shops and other retail businesses as the coronavirus surges across the state of Maryland
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Josh Kurtz: Wayne Curry’s Vision May Finally Be Realized in Prince George’s

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In 2002, the late Wayne K. Curry, the first Black Prince George’s County executive, dipped into his campaign treasury to hire a well-known national election lawyer to sue the state of Maryland over its legislative redistricting plan.
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Here’s How Other State Legislatures Are Returning to Work

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Lawmaking during a pandemic is a challenge.
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Having Already Cast a Write-in Vote for Reagan, Hogan Seeks to Wrap Himself in His Cloak

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Monday urged President Trump to accept defeat in the 2020 election and criticized the federal government response to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s once again raging across the country and in Maryland ― and cast himself as a common sense White House candidate for 2024 in the mold of President Reagan.
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Scott raises close to $100,000 in Baltimore mayoral campaign’s last days; Nick Mosby makes deadline after earlier misses

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Mayor-elect Brandon Scott raised nearly $100,000 during the final days of a race he was strongly favored to win, a campaign finance report filed Tuesday shows.
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Montgomery County officials react to Maryland governor’s new virus restrictions

Publisher Name : WTOP News
Leaders in Montgomery County, Maryland, were critical of Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement on new efforts to control the COVID-19 surge in the state, noting additional measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the virus.
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COVID-19 In Maryland: All Hospital, Nursing Home Visitation Prohibited Until Further Notice, Gov. Hogan Says

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Gov. Larry Hogan announced all hospital visitations are prohibited until further notice as Maryland coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday jumped past 1,000 for the first time since early June.
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NFIB CRITICIZES HOGAN’S DECISION TO IMPOSE NEW RESTRICTIONS ON BARS, RESTAURANTS, SMALL BUSINESSES

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The leader of one of Maryland’s key small business advocacy groups criticized a Tuesday decision by Gov. Larry Hogan to impose new restrictions on bars and restaurants and small businesses in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.
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As Maryland Moves Into Its Second COVID-19 Surge, Hogan Lays Out A Slew Of Emergency Actions

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) issued a series of COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday afternoon, following the state’s quick entry into the pandemic’s second surge.
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Franchot Plans to Campaign for Governor ‘Like a Tiger’ — And Lays Out Early Priorities

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) has been honing the elevator speech he will use in his 2022 campaign for governor — and he is eager for people to hear it.
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