2020 | News

Biden picks Garland for attorney general

Plus: Korman calls foul on MDOT’s fast pitch for road partners; Requesting food assistance now a click away

Biden picks Garland for attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Judge Merrick Garland of Bethesda to serve as his attorney general, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

Biden selected Garland over former Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama) and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, choosing to elevate the former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals in D.C. to run the Justice Department. [Politico]

Korman calls foul on MDOT’s fast pitch for road partners

The chairman of a key House Appropriations subcommittee is publicly questioning whether Maryland’s transportation secretary is violating his pledge regarding Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s top roads project.

In doing so, Del. Marc Korman (D-Montgomery) has intensified the debate over an $11 billion project that Hogan has said is key to easing the capital region’s traffic woes. [Maryland Matters]

Requesting food assistance now a click away

Montgomery County residents looking for food assistance resources can now request help by filling out an online form.

The form is available in seven languages and reviewed by a trained resource specialist. [Patch]

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