Headlines from HJM: April 1, 2020

Can’t pay your rent amid the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s what you can do | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
This pandemic, like nothing we have ever seen in our lifetime, has wreaked havoc on public health and the economy.
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Aerial surveillance persists in Baltimore, despite concerns, pandemic | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a contract between police and Ohio-based Persistent Surveillance Systems LLC to launch a second, larger aerial surveillance pilot program in the city in mid-April.
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Md. insurance regulator issues guidance for providers on COVID-19

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Maryland Insurance Administration has issued a bulletin on frequently asked questions health care providers may have regarding state insurance regulations for COVID-19 services.
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The Understudy

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
No one who knows Boyd K. Rutherford would tap him to entertain a crowd, current and former colleagues agree.
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Hogan Makes Rounds, Hounds Trump’s COVID-19 Response

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Amid growing politicization of the COVID-19 crisis, Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. continued to use blunt language on Tuesday to sound the alarm regarding severe challenges that states are facing.
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COVID-19 Threatens Census. At Stake: Money, Political Power

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
It’s National Census Day.
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COVID-19 CRISIS IS EXERTING A MENTAL HEALTH TOLL ON ALL OF US

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The mental agony of patients contemporarily due to COVID-19 is somewhat reminiscent of Wilkie Collins’ and Charles Dickens’ 1857 classic “The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices,” a poignant description of patients standing idly on the wards of an asylum: “Long groves of blighted men-and-women trees; interminable avenues of hopeless faces; numbers, without the slightest power of really combining for any earthly purpose; a society of human creatures who have nothing in common but that they have all lost the power of being humanly social with one another.”
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Maryland’s legislative leaders call for in-person voting option for June 2 state primary

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The president of the Maryland Senate and the speaker of the state House called Tuesday on Gov. Larry Hogan to explore offering in-person voting as an option during the June primary, in spite of the new coronavirus outbreak.
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Gov. Hogan authorizes remote notarization for real estate professionals amid Maryland coronavirus outbreak

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
After issuing a statewide stay-at-home order restricting trips out of the home with the exception of “essential” purposes, Gov. Larry Hogan authorized Monday the use of technology to facilitate real estate closings and document notarization.
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POLL FINDS 84% AGREE WITH HOGAN’S ACTIONS TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The poll found that 84% of the respondents said they agree with Hogan’s actions and 9% said they do not. Meanwhile, 7% said they are not sure whether they agree with Hogan’s actions.
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Montgomery County to send cash to businesses, hospitals coping with coronavirus

Publisher Name : Washington Business Journal
Montgomery County is offering up $20 million in grants for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and sending another $10 million to local hospitals as they deal with a surge in patients.
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