Headlines from HJM: March 13, 2020

What Dr. Leana Wen says businesses should do right now about coronavirus

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Dr. Leana Wen, former city health commissioner, and Dawn O'Neill, vice president of population health at St. Agnes Hospital, updated Baltimore business leaders on the coronavirus pandemic and how it could affect companies.
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Maryland legislature moves to speed up passage of ‘critical’ bills as coronavirus spreads

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland lawmakers said Thursday they will work through the weekend and prioritize the most “critical” bills for passage in case they need to end the 441st Legislative Session early due to the spread of the coronavirus.
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Josh Kurtz: How Long Should They Stick Around?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A year ago, it didn’t seem possible that a General Assembly session could be more surreal.
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Legislature to Work All Weekend — Is Early Adjournment Possible?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland General Assembly will work through the weekend ― and under extraordinary circumstances.
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Baltimore Mayor Young: Evictions halted while schools are closed because of coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore sheriff’s office will stop evicting people from their homes while schools are closed due to concerns about the coronavirus, the mayor announced Thursday night.
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Maryland House gives final approval to bill prohibiting single-use plastic bags

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland took a major step toward becoming the latest state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags when the House of Delegates voted Thursday to prohibit retailers in the state from giving them out to shoppers.
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Schools Closing for 2 Weeks as Officials Announce Extraordinary Measures to Combat Virus

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
State officials on Thursday announced a series of measures to mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19 in Maryland — including ordering all public schools closed for two weeks, beginning on Monday.
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It’s “cancel culture” as Baltimore faces up to the coronavirus

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Schools and senior centers are closed and events called off as officials try to minimize the spread of the virus
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Md. businesses starting to see early impact of COVID-19

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Industries large and small will feel the impact of COVID-19, says Daraius Irani, chief economist at Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute.
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State delegate seeks law forcing congressional candidates to live in their district

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
A state delegate running for Congress believes congressional candidates should live in the district for which they’re running.
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Maryland Senate approves $47.9 billion budget that includes $10 million to fight coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland senators voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $47.9 billion state budget that includes $10 million to fight the spread of coronavirus and restores funding to health, education and cultural programs cut in Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s spending plan.
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Hogan orders Maryland schools closed

Publisher Name : The Daily Rec
Public schools across Maryland will be closed and access to government buildings will be severely restricted as part of a wide-ranging set of orders issued Thursday by Gov. Larry Hogan in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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MedChi urges telehealth technology amid COVID-19 pandemic

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
MedChi urges telehealth technology amid COVID-19 pandemic By: Daily Record Staff March 12, 2020 MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, is urging the state to provide physician practices with telehealth technology to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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Comptroller Franchot: Md. businesses will have extra time to file some taxes

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
It is likely the individual tax return deadline will also be extended. Maryland is waiting for the IRS to make a decision before moving ahead.
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