State Roundup: Local government “brain drain” possible with Moore administration; Elrich positioned to win Montgomery exec race; Gun advocates challenge assault weapons ban

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MOORE ADMINISTRATION COULD BOOST LOCAL GOVERNMENT BRAIN SHIPPING: With Democrat Wes Moore favored to win the November election to replace Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, many Democratic political and political buffs envision life in top jobs with the Moore administration. And it could have a profound impact on the appearance of county governments. Josh Kurtz/Maryland Matters.

ELRICH POSITIONED TO WIN MO CO EXEC RACE: More than a month after primary Election Day, the results of the Democratic county executive race are expected to be finalized tomorrow, with incumbent Marc Elrich in a position to win if the current tally of a recount remains unchanged. Elrich of Takoma Park currently leads challenger David Blair of Potomac by 32 votes according to preliminary recount results. Steve Bohnel/Bethesda Beat.

GUN ADVOCATES CHALLENGES MD’S ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN: Maryland’s ban on semi-automatic assault weapons must be declared unconstitutional because it is inconsistent with the text of the Second Amendment, the history and tradition of firearms regulation as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer, gun rights advocates told a federal appeals court. Monday. Steve Lash / The Daily Record.

ATTY GEN: BA CO’S PROPOSED EXEMPTION WOULD VIOLATE STATE LAW: Maryland’s attorney general’s office says it ‘seems clear’ a Baltimore County councilwoman’s proposal to exempt waterfront business owners from certain environmental protection requirements would violate state law. state, but that the final decision would rest with a state commission. Taylor DeVille/The Baltimore Banner.

EDITORS ARE EXPECTED TO OBTAIN A SPORTS BETTING LICENCE: State gaming regulators recommend that a popular online gaming company receive preliminary approval for a sports betting operator license. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission should qualify Crown Maryland Gaming LLC for licensing. The company is operated by Boston-based DraftKings Inc. The license would be used to operate a sports betting facility at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Bryan Sears / The Daily Record.

ECKARDT, RIDEOUT HEAD AT THE MAYOR’S RUNOFF: State Senator Adelaide Eckardt (R) will live to fight another day on the East Coast. Five weeks after being ousted from the General Assembly in the Republican primary, Eckardt forced a runoff in Tuesday’s special mayoral election in her hometown of Cambridge. Eckardt and Steve Rideout, a former city council member and retired Virginia juvenile court judge, head into the second round on Sept. 20. Josh Kurtz/Maryland Matters.

NEW STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES FOR CARROLL: Carroll County will soon have several new representatives in the Maryland House of Delegates for Districts 5 and 42C. Since no Democrats ran in the July primaries, the Republicans are the presumptive winners of the November general election. Republican April Rose, 54, was the only incumbent to stand to retain her seat. Voters elected Republicans Eric Bouchat and Chris Tomlinson to the other two seats in District 5. In District 42C, Joshua J. Stonko won the Republican primary with 3,612 (68.42%) of the vote. Sherry Greenfield/The Carroll County Times.

WITH END OF ROE, HOYER ADDRESS 20e WOMEN’S EQUALITY LUNCH: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer hosted his 20th annual Women’s Equality Day luncheon Tuesday in College Park, Md. to celebrate the accomplishments women have and continue to make in the community. However, the longtime congressman told the 300 friendly faces at the University of Maryland hotel that women had fewer rights than when he hosted his first luncheon in 2002. William Ford/The Washington Informer.

HARFORD SCHOOL BOARD REVISES PUBLIC COMMENT POLICY: In a contentious Monday night meeting that lasted nearly five hours, the Harford County Board of Education discussed revisions to its public consultation and public hearing policy. Tony Roberts/The Aegis.

CECIL TAX CREDIT FOR ASSURED AGENTS PREVENTED BY CONFUSION: The property tax credit for sworn officers covered by Cecil County Bill 2022-11 ran into trouble during the Cecil County Council’s business session Tuesday night after wording of the law has caused confusion among legislators and participants. Matt Hubbard/The Cecil Whig.

SUGARLOAF BOARD BUCKS TO THE FREDERICK COUNCIL PLAN: Board members of the nonprofit owner of Sugarloaf Mountain said Tuesday they would consider closing the mountain to the public if the Frederick County Council approves a plan to preserve and rezone it. Jack Hogan/The Frederick News Post.

DEPUTY MAYOR SUSPENDED FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS Baltimore City Deputy Mayor Ted Carter has been temporarily suspended from his duties following an internal HR investigation. Email correspondence, confirmed by sources, reveals Carter was suspended from his $210,000 post for 10 days, beginning last Wednesday. The action was taken following an investigation by the Department of Human Resources into staff complaints about his ‘management style’ and alleged ‘inappropriate behavior towards women’, according to a source familiar with the matter. ‘affair. Mark Reutter/The Baltimore Brew.