Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Baltimore City Council Passes Rent Relief Legislation

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Baltimore City Council on Monday evening passed legislation to freeze residential rents for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.
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Baltimore City Council approves legislation to prohibit rent increases during coronavirus state of emergency

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore City Council approved legislation Monday night that would prohibit landlords from increasing tenants’ rent while the city is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Maryland attorney general defends governor’s COVID-19 orders

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s Democratic attorney general is defending Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic in a legal filing in federal court.
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Baltimore traffic chief resigns after few months on the job

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore’s traffic chief resigned from his position less than five months after being on the job.
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Rep. Brown Prods Hogan for More Transparency Surrounding Md.’s Testing Capability

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) called for more transparency Monday surrounding the deployment of COVID-19 test kits secured from South Korea in April, expressing concern about Maryland’s ability to track the virus as social distancing orders are lifted.
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Hundreds to Testify at Senate Hearing About Md. Unemployment System Woes

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system, Senate President Bill Ferguson’s office announced on Monday.
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Ex-Congressman Patrick Kennedy to Stump Virtually for City Council Candidate

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Natasha Guynes, who has made her personal struggles a key component of her Democratic primary campaign for a Baltimore City Council seat, is bringing in former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) to headline a virtual fundraiser for her this week.
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings questions Kweisi Mfume’s stories about her late husband

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Kweisi Mfume has built much of his campaign for Congress in Baltimore around his four-decade friendship with the late congressman Elijah E. Cummings.
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