Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hogan names Amelia Chassé Alcivar, former communications director, as chief of staff

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday named Amelia Chassé Alcivar, his former communications director, to serve as his chief of staff.
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Scott pulls back a bill to permit highway billboards along railroad rights of way

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
The Council President bows to public pressure against legislation that would bring flashing digital billboards to waterfront and other communities
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Baltimore City Schools See $21 Million Shortfall As Pandemic Expenses Total $131 Million

Publisher Name : WYPR
The Baltimore City school board stared down a $21 million shortfall Tuesday night brought on by pandemic spending, as its CEO decides how to handle the rest of the fall term.
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Baltimore County to reimburse restaurants for investments in safety, outdoor dining

Publisher Name : Baltimore Fishbowl
Baltimore County is launching a $2.5 million fund to reimburse restaurants and other eateries for investments that improve their business’s safety conditions in response to coronavirus and extend the outdoor dining season, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announced on Tuesday.
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Backtracking on a campaign promise, Scott now favors extending BRESCO contract

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
EXCLUSIVE: Before the primary, Scott said, “We must close BRESCO.” Now the Democratic nominee for mayor says a renewed contract would give the city leverage over emissions, an argument incinerator foes reject.
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Baltimore mayoral candidates to participate in NAACP, Afro forum ahead of early voting

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore mayoral candidates are expected to square off virtually ahead of early voting during a forum hosted by the city’s NAACP branch and the Afro newspaper.
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Maryland’s 2nd District: State Sen. Johnny Salling challenges incumbent Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger for seat in Congress

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger has represented the 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years.
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In Montgomery, Officials Talk Federal Stimulus, Revenues, and Education Reform Veto

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
State and local officials say the economic hit brought on the pandemic might not be as bad as originally expected ― so long as the federal government doles out stimulus money later this year.
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MARYLAND IS THE 4TH MOST POLITICALLY ENGAGED STATE: SURVEY

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
It is no surprise that in a recent study Maryland is ranked near the top among states with the most political engagement, according to two state lawmakers and a former congressman.
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