Headlines from HJM: April 13, 2020

In West Baltimore’s corner stores: no Purell at the door, but plenty of COVID-19 danger

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
At a time of crisis, city leaders are not effectively responding to the real-world needs of black neighborhoods
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Hogan orders state hiring and spending freeze, eyes budget cuts

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan Friday imposed a spending and hiring freeze and said additional budget cuts are likely as the state faces a potential loss of nearly $3 billion in revenue through the end of June as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 pandemic alters the landscape for Maryland nonprofits

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The COVID-19 pandemic has become an economic tsunami for Maryland’s thousands of nonprofits, striking at their financial resources even as the demand for their services has escalated.
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Md. Senators Seek More Funding for Small Business in Next Relief Package

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) are calling for bipartisan cooperation as lawmakers begin to craft the next COVID-19 relief package, citing dwindling funds available for small businesses accounted for in the CARES Act.
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Frank DeFilippo: Operatic Buffoonery in the City Comptroller’s Office

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Voting for Baltimore City’s comptroller is usually an afterthought to mayor and City Council president, giving the third citywide elected official less scrutiny and attention than the top two more visible offices.
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Accounting firms grapple with unprecedented impact of coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
For the accounting industry, this has been a tax season like no other in memory.
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Franchot on economic impact of virus: ‘The storm has finally arrived’

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the state’s economy and budget into one of the steepest nosedives in history, according to a top fiscal analyst for Comptroller Peter Franchot.
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Letter: Fascination With Ex-Hogan Staffer Is Puzzling

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Generations of mostly male staffers have transitioned from governors’ offices to the private sector, serving as advocates for businesses and nonprofits.
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Maryland’s June 2 primary will be conducted by mail with limited in-person voting, governor orders

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s June 2 primary will be conducted largely by mail, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday, although in-person voting centers will be offered on a limited basis.
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Nineteen locals, including two Annapolis City Council aldermen, vie for open delegation seat vacated by Alice Cain

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Two current Annapolis City Council members are among those running for a vacant seat in the Maryland House of Delegates that will be selected Thursday night in an all-digital interview and voting process of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seek $500B in federal aid for states battling coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who chairs the National Governors Association, is seeking $500 billion in aid from Congress to help states facing looming budget shortfalls amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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