Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Maryland Gov. Hogan extends executive order prohibiting utility providers from cutting off residential service, charging late fees

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Utility providers may not cut off residents’ gas, phone, water, cable or internet or charge late fees for overdue payments until Aug. 1, following an extension of a coronavirus-related executive order by Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday.
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To prevent evictions, Baltimore to pay tenants’ back rent with more than $13 million from coronavirus relief funds

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore renters who lost their income due to the coronavirus pandemic can receive assistance under a more than $13 million relief program that will launch Wednesday.
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Maryland to begin restoring normal MTA bus, subway, light rail, MARC service in July

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland Transit Administration, which limited service in March on its buses, subway, light rail and trains to curb the spread of the coronavirus, will begin the process of restoring more normal service in July, officials said Tuesday.
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Hogan Announces Reopening Plan for Md. Assisted Living Facilities

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. announced a “safe and phased” reopening plan for assisted living facilities in the state, which requires universal screenings and face coverings for staff and visitors, mandates widespread testing and allows for limited visitation.
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Baltimore Restaurant Week returns in July with some changes due to the coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
There will be a Restaurant Week in Baltimore this summer, the city’s Downtown Partnership announced Wednesday, with a host of changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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As parents return to the workplace, focus is on child care providers

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Wonders Early Learning at Edgemoor in Bethesda used to care for about 75 infants and toddlers every day, before the child care center was closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Hogan’s proposed cuts in jeopardy as Kopp, Franchot express concerns

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Two members of the three-person Board of Public Works have expressed concern or outright opposition to Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal for $672 million in budget cuts, raising questions as to whether the governor’s plan might be altered or rejected at today’s board meeting.
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Superintendents Urge Offering Option for Fully Virtual School This Fall

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Although distance learning has been a challenge, a fully virtual option is important for families who are not comfortable sending their children back to school with the continued threat from COVID-19 in the fall, school superintendents told lawmakers Tuesday.
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Partisan divide over voter fraud fears keeps Maryland officials from reaching consensus on Nov. 3 election method

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A partisan divide over whether voter fraud is a legitimate concern in mostly mail-in elections kept Maryland officials from reaching a consensus on how they believe the state should conduct voting in the upcoming presidential election.
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BATTLE LOOMS OVER HOGAN’S PROPOSED $1.45 BILLION IN BUDGET CUTS

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
The coronavirus pandemic has taken huge toll on Maryland’s economy and has forced the state’s policy makers to make tough decisions about how to spend the taxpayers’ money.
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Led by Maryland’s Ben Cardin, Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businesses through the GOP-controlled Senate late Tuesday, an unexpected development that came as spikes in coronavirus cases in many states are causing renewed shutdowns of bars and other businesses.
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Hogan defers some cuts to state budget, but board approves $413 million in reductions due to coronavirus economic crisis

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The state Board of Public Works approved $413 million in state budget cuts Wednesday that Gov. Larry Hogan said were necessary because of the economic crisis.
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Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Higher Education, and Nonprofit Organizations

Publisher Name : Maryland.Gov
New Nonprofit Recovery Initiative Will Be Focused On a Range of Organizations, Including Affordable Housing and Disability Providers Investments Include $5 Million for Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs, $3 Million for Arts Organizations In Total, Governor Hogan Has Committed $475 Million In New Investments For Critical Sectors of Maryland’s Economy
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