Headlines from HJM: April 24, 2020

New General Assembly leadership shone in first year

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Talk about trial by fire.
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Baltimore will appeal Clean Air Act ruling, city solicitor says

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
The decision comes after lobbying by community and environmental activists, who held an Earth Day protest at the BRESCO incinerator today
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Editorial Advisory Board: Front-line workers and child custody issues

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of child custody issues are arising among parents who share custody of their minor children.
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Montgomery Co. campaign combats domestic violence during stay-at-home order

Publisher Name : WTOP
Since the start of the stay-at-home order, Montgomery County, Maryland, has seen a dramatic spike in domestic abuse cases.
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Official: Maryland to lose $250 million in gaming amid virus

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
A Maryland official said the state could lose nearly $250 million in revenue from casinos and lottery games because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Baltimore to offer $5.5M to help small businesses reopen

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore plans to spend $5.5 million to help some of the city’s small businesses reopen once a state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted.
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Hogan gives preview of plan to gradually reopen businesses

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland could return to work slowly under a plan that would allow lowest-risk businesses to begin to open as the key metrics in the COVID-19 pandemic in the state show sustained declines.
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Trump set to sign bill with nearly $500B more in virus aid

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
President Donald Trump will hold a signing ceremony Friday for a bill providing a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending, rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and 1 in 6 U.S. jobs.
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Brinkley says no decisions yet on potential state spending cuts

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Budget cuts necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic are still pending as state officials look for places to reduce spending in the current year.
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Ficker running for governor in 2022 to cut sales tax

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Frequent candidate Robin Ficker will be back on the ballot in 2022, this time to run for governor.
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‘Help is there’: Carroll County small businesses lifted up by grant funds offered during COVID-19 pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Carroll County is doling out checks to hundreds of local businesses, including Scheller’s, through a new emergency relief program established in response to the pandemic of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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Maryland nursing homes ask Gov. Hogan to allow all their residents and staff to be tested for coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s nursing homes are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to use a surge of 500,000 coronavirus tests obtained from South Korea to conduct universal testing on all of their residents and staff.
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Maryland delegation announces $422K for legal services

Publisher Name : The Star Democrat
The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, today announced $422,690 in federal funding for Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) to provide legal services to low-income Marylanders.
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