State Roundup: Maryland joins coalition championing emergency abortion care nationwide; Blair calls for a recount

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MARYLAND JOINS COALITION TO DEFEND EMERGENCY ABORTION CARE: Maryland has joined a multi-state coalition backing federal moves to stop Texas and Idaho from exempting abortion from a law requiring hospitals to provide emergency care, the attorney general said Tuesday. Brian Frosh. Cassidy Jensen/The Baltimore Sun.

  • The attorneys general also wrote that “emergency abortion care is necessary to avoid serious adverse consequences (including death) in many situations such as when a patient presents with an ectopic pregnancy, severe preeclampsia, abortion complications, including self-induced abortion, and other medical conditions for which immediate medical attention is needed. Jennifer Shutt/Maryland Matters.

BLAIR SHEETS FOR A RECOUNT: Potomac businessman David Blair on Tuesday filed for a recount in his Democratic primary race against incumbent Montgomery County executive Marc Elrich. Karina Elwood/The Washington Post.

  • As Montgomery County election officials prepare for a recount in the county executive race, incumbent Marc Elrich said he is confident his victory over fellow Democrat David Blair will hold. Elrich said he looks forward to meeting the county’s challenges — and working with an almost brand new county council — in his second term. Bruce DePuyt/Maryland Matters.

DI COLA WILL NOT APPEAL THE JUDGE’S DECISION; SUPPORTS ANOTHER CANDIDATE: After holding down a one-vote election victory after a Tuesday recount, Frederick County Council candidate Jazmin Di Cola announced in a Facebook post that she will not be appealing a judge’s decision to disqualified from the race. Instead, she endorses Tarolyn Thrasher, who applied to the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee to fill the vacancy. Jillian Atelsek/The Frederick News Post.

  • Nearly a month after the primary, Frederick County Democrats who live in County Council District 3 still don’t know who their candidate will be for the fall campaign. And due to a bizarre set of circumstances that the head of the county’s Democratic Central Committee called “unique,” it could be several days before a candidate emerges. Bruce DePuyt/Maryland Matters.

NON-BINARY CANDIDATES ELECTED TO DCC: After months of campaigning and then breaking barriers as the state’s first openly non-binary candidates elected to the Democratic Central Committee, Tia Hopkins and Antonio Bowens both know that the real work begins now. John John Williams/The Baltimore Banner.

SINCLAIR GROUP HELPS FUND TWO BULLETIN B’MORE ISSUES: Two ballot questions backed by an infusion of cash from the chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group could be put to voters this fall in Baltimore. City election officials are reviewing petition signatures for two potential questions for voters: Do they want to establish recall elections for city politicians who do not meet the standards? And would they put a two-term limit on the mayor, city council, and city comptroller? Emily Opilo/The Baltimore Sun.

MACo NEWS: MACo, which begins today, will be a bit of a farewell tour for limited-time Governor Larry Hogan (R), who has always been a popular figure at those Ocean City confabs. Traditionally, the governor’s address is the last event of the four-day conference on Saturday, but this year the late Saturday morning time slot is reserved for a conversation with four of the six candidates for state office: Of the. Dan Cox (R-Frederick), the GOP gubernatorial candidate; Glassman; Of the. Brooke Lierman (D-Baltimore City), Glassman’s general election opponent for comptroller; and U.S. Representative Anthony Brown, the Democratic nominee for attorney general. Josh Kurtz/Maryland Matters.

MASKS NOT MANDATORY BUT APPRECIATED IN SCHOOLS: Large cardboard boxes rolled out of the U-Haul truck one after another. They were filled with 40,000 donated KN95 masks intended for teachers, staff and students at Baltimore City schools in preparation for the upcoming school year. “Masks are going to be a constant need, like composition books and crayons,” said Christina Duncan Evans, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union teachers’ chapter, who helped unload the boxes. Lillian Reed and Meredith Cohn/The Baltimore Sun.

SOME SWITCH DEMS LEFT TO VOTE FOR CASSILY: Several Perryman residents switched political parties and registered as Republicans this year, primarily to vote for State Senator Bob Cassilly for Harford County leadership. Cassilly currently represents District 34. He previously served on the county council, the Bel Air City Board of Commissioners, and the county’s Republican Central Committee. Jason Fontelieu/L’Egide.

ATTORNEYS GENERAL SUE BA CO-LENDER: A Baltimore County-based lender tricked clients into selling them insurance policies they didn’t ask for or weren’t aware of in many cases, attorneys general from a handful have claimed of states in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Pennsylvania. Staff/Associated Press.

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