Headlines from HJM: Friday, June 19, 2020

Former Baltimore mayor scheduled to plead guilty to perjury

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor Catherine Pugh, who was embroiled in a scandal involving her “Healthy Holly” children’s books, is expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday, the state prosecutor said.
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Howard County extends business relief grant application deadline, expands eligibility

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Howard County has extended the HoCo RISE Business Grants deadline to June 30 for all three grant programs, officials said Thursday.
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Second Wave of Change About to Hit Baltimore City Hall

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
If there is one easy takeaway from the June 2 Democratic primary in Baltimore, it’s that voters wanted change.
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Elections Board Yet to Recommend Plan for General Election, Review Continues

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
When it comes to how Maryland’s November elections might look, members of the State Board of Elections still have more questions than answers.
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Del. C.T. Wilson: The Police Reforms Maryland Needs

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As a 48-year-old African-American male, I have had many many interactions with law enforcement.
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Media Release: Greater Baltimore Committee Launches COVID-19 Business Recovery Advisory Council

Publisher Name : AFRO
The Greater Baltimore Committee has launched the COVID-19 Business Recovery Advisory Council to help ensure the economy of the Baltimore region and the state successfully recover from the pandemic.
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Board of Public Works Rejects Multimillion-Dollar Prison Medical Contract

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to nix an emergency modification to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ health care contract that would have tacked an additional 30% onto the state’s monthly fee for unspecified COVID-19 costs.
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As Hogan Presses Counties to Ramp Up Testing, Local Leaders Feel Abandoned

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) ended weekly conference calls with top local leaders on COVID-19 strategy in mid-May, a break-off of communication that “shocked” county officials, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman (D) said on Thursday.
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Gov. Hogan Says He Remains Cancer-Free

Publisher Name : WBAL News Radio
Five years to the day from his diagnosis, Gov. Larry Hogan found that he remains cancer-free.
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Hank Stawinski resigns as Prince George’s County police chief

Publisher Name : WTOP
Prince George’s County police Chief Hank Stawinski resigned Thursday, effective immediately.
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Target to raise its minimum wage to $15 permanently in July

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Target will permanently raise its starting wages to $15 an hour next month and offer one-time bonuses of $200 to its front-line store and distribution center workers who have helped the retailer stay open throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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New SBA PPP rules allow for bigger salaries. But there's a catch.

Publisher Name : Washington Business Journal
New guidance makes it clear how much forgiveness owners can expect.
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Horseshoe Casino ready to reopen ... when it gets city's approval

Publisher Name : WBAL TV
Casinos around Maryland are allowed to reopen Friday at 50% capacity, but the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore is still in limbo as Mayor Jack Young has yet to make a decision.
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