Headlines from HJM: April 20, 2020

D.C., Maryland and Virginia should not allow construction work to continue

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
I suspect that when the District, Maryland and Virginia included the construction industry among “essential businesses” exempt from stay-at-home orders, every contractor, building supply company and trade union leader who can work from home, or at least in tightly controlled offices, was thrilled.
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BULLETIN: General Assembly Won’t Convene Special Session in May

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly announced Monday that there will be no special session of the legislature in May.
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Biz Beat: Cross Street Realtors opens, virtual options help businesses stay afloat

Publisher Name : Cecil Whig
Penn National Gaming may once again own Hollywood Casino in Perryville. Gaming & Leisure Properties has an agreement with Penn National to acquire its assets from Tropicana Las Vegas Casino and Hotel.
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City, BDC start network to help Baltimore's minority, women-owned businesses find aid

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
The Baltimore Small Business Support Fund will connect businesses with applications for available relief programs, and help them gather the necessary documents to apply.
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Md. universities brace for pandemic budget cuts

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s public universities have been forced to adapt to one sudden change by shifting their learning online, but they face another looming challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic as the state expects to enact significant budget deficits.
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Hogan announces deal for 500K COVID-19 tests from S. Korea

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a deal to bring 500,000 COVID-19 tests to Maryland from South Korea.
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Maryland Republican Party to Host Spring Virtual Convention

Publisher Name : Red Maryland
In a follow-up to our Q&A with Corine Frank, the Maryland Republican Party will be hosting its 2020 Spring Convention virtually.
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Protesters Circle Downtown Annapolis to Demand State’s Reopening

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Honking horns by drivers circling State Circle in Annapolis on Saturday drove home the point that some Marylanders disagree with continuing Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan’s stay-at-home order due to COVID-19.
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Frank DeFilippo: Report Reveals More of Joan Pratt’s Conflicts of Interest

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Chapter Two: The Chronicles of Joan Pratt, Baltimore City comptroller.
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State GOP Chief Calls for Franchot to Fire Top Aide, Does Franchot a Favor

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The chairman of the Maryland Republican Party is calling on state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) to fire his chief of staff after Franchot’s top aide made inflammatory remarks on Facebook about conservative activists in the West who are urging people to defy government safety measures designed to stem the spread of COVID-19.
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House GOP Urges Regional Approach to Reopening the State

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Republican Members of the House of Delegates on Saturday urged Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) to adopt a regional approach to reopening the state’s economy.
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