Headlines from HJM: April 21, 2020

Maryland General Assembly postpones special session

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
As expected, the May special session of the Maryland General Assembly has been postponed.
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Md. businesses, banks await fresh funding for paycheck program

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
While Maryland businesses received billions of dollars in loans from the federal government, local bank officials say there is a substantial need for new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program that ran out of funds last week.
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Josh Kurtz: Hogan’s Strategy on Legislation? The Pandemic Plays a Big Role

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
President Trump opened up his daily White House briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic Monday by attacking Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R).
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Lawmakers: Precinct-Level Voting Data Needed to Protect Election Results

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland lawmakers are urging elections officials to re-think a change to ballot counting in the upcoming presidential primary election to ensure the accuracy of results.
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SENATE MINORITY LEADER: FRANCHOT’S CHIEF OF STAFF SHOULD BE DISCIPLINED FOR CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS ABOUT COVID-19 PROTESTERS

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R-Baltimore & Harford counties) said Peter Franchot’s chief of staff should be disciplined for having made inflammatory remarks on social media about members of a conservative group who are against stay-at-home orders and other restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
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Trump calls out Maryland governor on coronavirus testing capacity. Hogan responds: ‘I’m not sure what he was trying to say.’

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan during his White House coronavirus briefing Monday, saying over and over that Hogan “didn’t really understand” the federal testing capacity and that he “needed more knowledge.”
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Montgomery County asks Van Hollen for more financial assistance for counties

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Montgomery County officials urged Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Monday to work for the state to provide additional funds to counties through a third federal COVID-19 relief package.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s office allows barbers, salons to have appointments for certain essential workers

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued new guidance for barbershops and salons Monday, allowing them to open for appointments but only for certain essential workers as the coronavirus continues to spread.
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEADERS POSTPONE MAY SPECIAL SESSION

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The Maryland General Assembly will not convene for a special session in May due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson announced on Monday.
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Maryland election officials offer way for voters to verify ballots are counted in June 2 primary

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As the coronavirus outbreak pushes Maryland’s June 2 primary election largely to mail-in ballots, the State Board of Elections has created a way for citizens to check whether their votes have been counted.
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