Headlines from HJM: Friday, June 26, 2020

Baltimore Teachers Union files grievance over days they say members worked in March

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Officials refuse to pay for teachers’ activities immediately after schools were closed due to the pandemic
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Where the Pandemic Is Exacerbated by a Housing Crisis — and Vice-Versa

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
This is the first in a three-part series on life in Langley Park, a largely immigrant community in Prince George’s County where difficult living conditions have been made worse by COVID-19 and the accompanying economic crisis.
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Labor Secy. Rejects Call for Vermont-Style Quick Payments to Workers Waiting on Unemployment Benefits

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The official in charge of Maryland’s jobless benefits program said states that circumvented the normal claims process to assist newly-unemployed workers ended up giving money to people who weren’t entitled to it.
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Companies overseeing Purple Line construction say they might end partnership with state

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
The future of the $2 billion Purple Line project became more complicated after the companies overseeing the project said they will end a public-private partnership with the state if a dispute over cost overruns and extended delays isn’t settled.
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State Senate GOP Opposes November Mail-In Election

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland Senate Republicans oppose a mail-in election in November, charging that a vote-by-mail election could lead to voter fraud.
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If Purple Line Stops, Impact Would be “Devastating,” Officials Say

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Threats to halt work on the Purple Line over a contract dispute are stirring fears among elected officials, residents and business owners in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
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Unions: Hogan administration seeking layoffs, pay cuts for state workers to address economic impact of COVID-19

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan is considering layoffs and pay cuts for state employees as a way of balancing a state budget that’s been hit by slow tax collections due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh reports to federal prison. What can she expect?

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Four months after she was sentenced, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is due to report to prison Friday at an all-female facility in Alabama.
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MD5G Partnership launches in support of 5G deployment throughout Md.

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
A group of Maryland’s technology, civic and business leadership Thursday announced the formation of the MD5G Partnership, a coalition to create more connected communities through communications infrastructure and 5G connectivit
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Montgomery Co. leaders say Maryland must get disputes resolved and Purple Line finished

Publisher Name : WTOP News
Disputes about cost overruns and other delays are getting more acrimonious between the state of Maryland and the Purple Line Transit Partners, the consortium building the light rail project between Bethesda and New Carrollton.
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