Headlines from HJM: April 27, 2020

Md. landlord groups say rent abatement would cause ‘chaos’

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Groups representing property owners and those advocating for tenants are at odds over the best way to ameliorate the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on the market.
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Commentary: Coronavirus Delayed Mayoral Race But Doesn't Diminish Its Importance

Publisher Name : WBAL News Radio
In a commentary, Don Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, talks about the 2020 mayoral race.
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Reports of child abuse have fallen in Maryland since coronavirus shutdown, but experts say harm may be hidden

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Reports of child abuse and neglect have fallen sharply in Maryland since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the state, shuttering kids in their homes and away from the watchful eyes of teachers, health care workers and extended family.
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Opinion: Negotiating With Your Landlord During COVID-19

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The COVID-19 crisis is creating specific challenges for small business owners. Many have had to shut businesses deemed non-essential.
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Virginia, Maryland governors unveil early plans for bringing states out of economic shutdown; region reports 102 more fatalities

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The number of known coronavirus cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia was 31,782 on Friday, with 16,631 cases in Maryland, 11,619 in Virginia and 3,532 in the District.
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Everything you need to know about Maryland’s 7th Congressional District election Tuesday

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
On Tuesday, Maryland will try something it’s never done before: conducting an election almost entirely by mail.
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Md. Roads Become Dangerous Speedways

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With unprecedented numbers of people working from home and unemployment hitting levels not seen since the Great Depression, traffic volumes have fallen dramatically over the last month — in Maryland and across the country.
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Meat shortages feared in Maryland and elsewhere as coronavirus sweeps through packing plants

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Consumers in Maryland and across the U.S. could see meat in short supply in the near future as the coronavirus causes widespread slowdowns, worker absences and closures at production plants.
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House Republicans Press Hogan Administration for Data on Prisons, Nursing Homes

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Members of the Maryland House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) Friday asking him to share data about the 2,000 inmates quietly released from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ custody since the COVID-19 pandemic began to infiltrate the state nearly two months ago.
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Hogan adds Md. business leaders to Covid-19 task force

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Maryland Strong Recovery Team includes Marriott CEO Arne Soresnson, Allegis Group Chairman Jim Davis and Under Armour Chairman Kevin Plank.
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HOGAN IS ‘HOPEFUL’ THAT MD. COULD BEGIN TO REOPEN IN EARLY MAY

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Gov. Larry Hogan said on Friday that Maryland could be on the path to recovery by early next month and that some of the restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus could then begin to be lifted.
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PPP funding eludes majority of Baltimore-area restaurants

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
The Restaurant Association of Maryland estimates just three in 10 restaurants who applied for the PPP received approval.
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Hogan says Maryland received ‘hundreds’ of calls about safety of ingesting disinfectants

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan Sunday morning said Maryland’s health officials have received “hundreds” of inquiries about the safety of ingesting cleaning products after President Trump raised the idea as a possible treatment for the coronavirus.
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Despite $322 billion in new loans, the Paycheck Protection Program still falls short

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
PRESIDENT TRUMP has signed a bill containing $322 billion more for the government’s centerpiece program to support small businesses, and the 48 percent of the American labor force that they employ.
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Frank DeFilippo: When Being on the Government Payroll Is a Family Affair

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Bedfellows make strange politics.
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