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Reporters' Notebook 09.08.20: WYPR's Rachel Baye, Maryland Matter's Josh Kurtz

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Today on Midday, it's another Reporters' Notebook edition, as Tom surveys some of the top local and regional news developments with two of the best journalists on the scene: Rachel Baye and Josh Kurtz.  

WYPR State House reporter Rachel Baye joins Tom first to discuss Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's plans to move the state to a Phase 3 reopening; how the governor's thinking on COVID-19 has evolved since the pandemic's onset in the spring; the sharp differences in the approach to pandemic reopenings being taken by Baltimore City and Anne Arundel counties, for example; and why a large number of Catholic school teachers say they are quitting...

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Maryland Matters editor Josh Kurtz, WYPR State House reporter Rachel Baye

Then, Tom is joined by veteran local newsman Josh Kurtz. He's the co-founder and editor of Maryland Matters, the online news journal covering state politics and government. Among the stories Josh has been following: the resumption of eviction actions in Maryland; the decision by the State Elections Board to no longer require 2-person teams to count some ballots; and State Senate President Bill Ferguson's plan to limit the number of bills individual senators can sponsor.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Rob is Midday's senior producer.