Headlines from HJM: Friday, May 8, 2020

Landlords and advocates debate ban on rent increases and late fees during pandemic

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
One witness says a Covid-19 emergency relief bill would hurt “mom-and-pop” landlords. Another praises the measure, but warns it won’t stop a looming “tsunami” of evictions
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Hogan will allow Preakness bill to become law

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan will allow a bill providing state financing for upgrades at racing facilities that supporters say ensures the future of Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and the horse racing industry in Maryland to become law without his signature.
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Sprouts expands grocery pickup in Md. amid COVID-19 pandemic

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Sprouts Farmers Market has expanded grocery pickup to its Maryland and other mid-Atlantic stores as an added convenience for families looking to shop for healthy products without entering the store during this incredible time of need.
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Hogan vetoes funding for Maryland schools and HBCUs

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Governor cites the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for his vetoes
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Jury trials will not resume until at least July 20, Judiciary says

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Jury trials in Maryland will not resume until July 20 at the earliest, the Maryland Judiciary on Thursday told a Senate panel examining the court system’s plans for eventual resumption to full service amid efforts to prevent the viral spread of COVID-19.
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Alsobrooks: Prince George’s could reopen later than other parts of Md.

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Prince George’s County may not be ready to ease restrictions put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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Here Are Two Dozen Bills Becoming Law Without Hogan’s Signature

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
By allowing every bill he didn’t veto to become law without his signature, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) ensured that he doesn’t have to see a single lawmaker for a bill signing ceremony.
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Business Groups Seek Minimum Wage Freeze

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Advocates for workers realized a long-held goal in 2019 when the General Assembly approved a multi-year increase in Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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Md. Dems Draft Wish Lists for Next Relief Package

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Congress has already shelled out nearly $3 trillion in federal pandemic aid, but Maryland Democrats say there’s plenty more to do in the next round of COVID-19 relief funding.
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Opinion: Now Is Not the Time to Veto Our Children’s Future

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Across America, it’s Teacher Appreciation Week. This week in Maryland, a member of Congress and a county council are celebrating the educators and support staff who have worked selflessly on the front lines.
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YOUNG APPLAUDS HOGAN’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young (D) applauded Gov. Larry Hogan’s proactive response to the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland.
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Citing economic hit from coronavirus, Gov. Hogan vetoes legislation to improve Maryland schools, allows Pimlico bill to become law

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Citing the massive hit on Maryland’s economy from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday vetoed several pieces of high-profile legislation that required additional spending ― including a sweeping overhaul of the state’s public schools and a funding increase to address inequities at historically black colleges and universities.
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