Headlines from HJM: April 15, 2020

Barbera orders Md. courts to stay closed through June 5

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland courts will remain closed except for emergency matters though June 5 in an effort to stanch the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Goldman Sachs steers $10M in stimulus to Baltimore small businesses

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon last visited Baltimore in November to celebrate entrepreneurs graduating from the firm’s 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.
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SBA loans $1.5B to Baltimore District Market

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Small Businesss Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program has awarded $1.5 billion in loans to 4,600 in the Baltimore District Market, part of roughly 724,000 loans or $184 billion distributed nationwide.
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Md. Governments Scramble to Move Meetings Online — And Comply With the Law

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
When the realization hit that they were going to have to meet online, rather than in the familiar confines of their hearing room in Upper Marlboro, members of the Prince George’s County Council quickly determined they were going to need some new equipment.
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Hogan Pushes Back on Trump Comments About Reopening States

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In his role as head of the National Governors Association, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) pushed back Monday against the notion that the White House will determine when states should lift restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 and pressed the federal government instead for financial relief.
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Covid Casaulty: Bye-Bye, Kirwan (for Now)

Publisher Name : Political Maryland
The inevitable hammer blow to government budgets is starting to hit closer to home with the preliminary forecast that Maryland’s short-term red ink from the Covid-19 pandemic lies between $1.5 billion and $3 billion.
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While Northeast states form pact, Maryland coordinating coronavirus response with Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
While Northeast states have announced a pact to figure out when and how to lift restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Maryland continues to coordinate its response to the pandemic with its southern neighbors in Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
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Funding for PPP loans in Maryland more than doubles in three days

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Nationally, more than 1 million loans have been approved, totaling $247.5 billion.
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