Headlines from HJM: April 17, 2020

Opinion: The Wrong Time For a Small Business Digital Tax

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland’s economy just hit a COVID-19 brick wall.
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Pimlico racetrack redevelopment faces uncertain future in rocky economy

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
A majority of the deal would be financed by $375 million in state bonds that would be repaid with casino revenue.
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Counties Coming Up With Ways to Aid Struggling Renters

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Anne Arundel County has launched an eviction prevention program designed to help residential tenants struggling to make rent or utility payments due to the outbreak of COVID-19 remain in their homes.
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Purple Line needs another $187.7 million and more time, contractor says

Publisher Name : Washington Business Journal
Metro’s Purple Light light rail line between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties needs another $187.7 million and another five months of time in order to be complete, the general contractor on the project said earlier in April.
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Hogan orders limits on prescriptions of COVID-19 drugs

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The prescribing of three medications touted by President Donald Trump as a possible cure for COVID-19 has been limited under an executive order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan.
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Rockeymoore Cummings Loans Her House Campaign $200K

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Former Maryland Democratic chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings loaned her congressional campaign $200,000 in late February
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You’ll soon need to wear a face mask in Maryland. How do you make one? And other frequently asked mask questions.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Officials in Maryland will begin enforcing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent recommendation that people wear cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths when they enter public places such as grocery stores to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
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AG’s Office Pursuing Hundreds of Price-Gouging Complaints

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
More than 100 businesses have received warnings from Maryland’s attorney general after being accused of price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hogan: Reopening Plans Under Consideration, But Now Is Not The Time To Let Up

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Wednesday outlined the things he believes are necessary to reopen Maryland’s economy ― including more widespread testing and virus tracing ― but said Marylanders need to continue to “aggressively practice social distancing” for now.
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New guides released for CARES Act funding

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Thursday released a new guide to help independent contractors and self-employed individuals secure funding under the CARES Act.
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Mfume Raking in the Bucks Ahead of Special Election

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Throughout his long political career, former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) was never a prodigious fundraiser.
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SBA's $349B Paycheck Protection Program officially runs out of money

Publisher Name : Washington Business Journal
The Small Business Administration’s $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program has officially run out of money.
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Universal vote-by-mail doesn’t benefit any political party, study finds

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The largest study to date on the partisan effects of vote-by-mail confirms prior research: Neither Republicans nor Democrats gain an edge.
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