Jealous, Hogan Offer Different Visions for Maryland; Guinness Brewery Preparing To Open in August

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Jealous, Hogan offer different visions for Maryland

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous is pitching plans to make college debt-free, reduce the prison population, legalize marijuana and provide universal health care if he’s elected governor in November. Meanwhile, incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said in a post-primary election news conference that Jealous will increase taxes and cost the state jobs. Hogan wants to continue his plans to expand highways, finish building the Purple Line and cut state regulations he believes are impediments to business. [Washington Post]

Guinness Brewery to open outside of Baltimore in August

The brewery plans to open Aug. 3 in Relay in Baltimore County and will be Guinness’ first brewery in the U.S. since the 1950s. The brewery will be open for public tours and also includes a 270-seat restaurant and taproom. [Baltimore Sun]

Tractor trailer overturns in the Gaithersburg area

An 18-wheeler hauling TVs overturned on the westbound I-370 ramp near Gaithersburg on Wednesday night, closing the ramp to I-270 southbound. One man was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. [WTOP]

Tiger Woods says it's ‘special’ to play in Quicken Loans National Tournament again

The pro golfer who has been sidelined by injuries in recent years is making his return to the golf tournament this week, which starts Thursday at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Woods’ foundation. [MyMCMedia]

Three powerful state senators expected to lose their seats

Democratic state Sens. Joan Carter Conway and Nathaniel McFadden of Baltimore as well as Thomas “Mac” Middleton of Charles County are all poised to lose their positions following Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Their losses could impact the influence of longtime state Senate leader and power broker Mike Miller. [Baltimore Sun]

Hot summer day

Thursday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 87 and a nighttime low dropping to around 68 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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