Headlines from HJM: April 10, 2020

McDonald’s to help feed kids for free

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
McDonald’s restaurants in Maryland are letting children eat free for a limited time as families navigate through the coronavirus pandemic.
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Another 108K Marylanders file for unemployment as virus spreads

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
An additional 108,508 Marylanders filed for first time unemployment claims in the last week.
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Force majeure discussions expand as coronavirus pandemic continues

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The historic business disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic will likely lead to unprecedented litigation as parties to contracts debate whether force majeure provisions apply to their situations, Maryland attorneys say.
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Pugh Seeks to Delay Start of 36-Month Sentence and Wants New Prison Assignment

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) is asking a federal judge to postpone her surrender to federal prison until June.
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As Maryland coronavirus cases surge past 5,500, schools prepare for possibility of online learning into the fall

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland saw its largest daily spike in new coronavirus cases Wednesday with more than 1,000 new confirmed infections, as the state’s top education official said she was preparing for the possibility that public schools could remain closed into the fall.
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Should Baltimore have a regional transit authority?

Publisher Name : Greater Greater Washington
Out of all the transit systems in the United States, regardless of mode, the vast majority are operated by regional transit authorities (RTAs).
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Pittman eyes progressive income tax for COVID-19 recovery

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman wants Maryland to approve local governments charging a progressive income tax, a previous policy goal he said is needed to help jurisdictions recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Josh Kurtz: Virus Disrupts Two Political Cycles in Md.

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
But here’s an eerie thought that may not have occurred to too many people: The 2022 elections in Maryland are on the verge of being disrupted as well.
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Federal Stimulus Directs About $5 Billion to Maryland, But Rainy Days May Still Be Ahead

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland is expected to receive almost $5 billion in federal assistance to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including substantial chunks of money to bolster government budgets, transit programs and the education system.
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Waterman to Challenge Ambrose for MDGOP National Committeewoman

Publisher Name : Red Maryland
Former Maryland Republican Party Chairman Diana Waterman has announced she will be challenging incumbent Maryland Republican National Committeewoman Nicolee Ambrose at this year’s Maryland Republican Party Convention.
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Frosh warns health care providers against charging for virus testing

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh warned health care providers Thursday against collecting payment or billing for patient co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles for costs related to COVID-19.
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Realtors association looks to governor for guidance on property showings

Publisher Name : WMAR Baltimore
Maryland REALTORS, a trade association representing real estate professionals in the state, is seeking guidance from the governor on how to balance a landlord’s interest in showing a property and a tenant's desire to keep strangers out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Judge allows Baltimore Mayor Pugh extra time to report to prison

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A federal judge has agreed to extend by two months the date that former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh must report to prison in Alabama.
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Maryland chose worst possible time to enact digital small business tax

Publisher Name : The Star Democrat
The economy is in COVID-19 turmoil. Business closures, event cancellations and quarantines are crushing small businesses nationwide.
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When will this be over? — Johns Hopkins doctor weighs in on the big question

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins Dr. Josh Sharfstein said Marylanders should not be focused on pursuing a response plan with a hard deadline, but rather an adaptive one.
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