Headlines from HJM: April 7, 2020

Opinion: The Debate Over Rent Relief Continues

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
It’s no surprise that the landlords’ lobbying associations oppose measures that protect renters from a tidal wave of back rent debt accrued during a national crisis when thousands are losing their jobs and their wages.
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Sprouts Farmers Market to open its 4th Md. store next week

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
The grocer is following special health guidelines as the opening comes in the middle of a pandemic.
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Coalition calls on Hogan to veto digital ad tax bill

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
"In normal times, this proposed tax would seriously undermine Maryland’s economy," the Advertising Coalition said in its letter.
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Casino Revenues and Contributions to State Programs Plummet

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland’s six casinos took a significant hit in March after all were ordered closed, and in turn, so did the amount of money casinos generate that goes to fund state programs in Maryland.
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Domestic Violence Resources Still Available As Advocates Concerned Cases May Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
One week into Maryland’s stay-at-home order, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt released a video directing domestic violence victims and survivors to resources.
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Business owners, bankers express frustrations with SBA relief program launch

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Lesley Malin of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. spent most of Saturday applying for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
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Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Major supermarket chains are beginning to report their first coronavirus-related employee deaths, leading to store closures and increasing anxiety among grocery workers as the pandemic intensifies across the country.
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As pandemic worsens, Md. prepares to confront a fiscal crisis

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland fiscal leaders are bracing for the economic impacts of a human health crisis that has effectively shut down business in the state in less than a month.
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Wells Fargo closes loan window for SBA relief program

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Wells Fargo's news will stun millions of small business owners and nonprofits that had planned to file applications for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program this week.
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Maryland casinos take significant coronavirus hit

Publisher Name : WTOP News
Maryland’s six casinos took a significant hit in March after all were ordered closed, and in turn, so did the amount of money casinos generate that goes to fund state programs in Maryland.
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