Headlines from HJM: March 17, 2020

How to get around the region as public systems make changes because of coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
MARC and VRE will reduce service starting Tuesday; Amtrak reduced service by 60 percent, Metro is running less frequently and some bus lines are giving free rides.
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Gov. Hogan to announce decision on Maryland’s April 28 primary, in question because of coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will announce Tuesday a decision on whether to move forward with or postpone the April 28 primary because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Hogan Expected to Make Announcement About April Primaries

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The House of Delegates moved forward on a bill Monday that would aim to expand the use of mail-in voting in the state, as questions continue to swirl about whether the April 28 primary elections can take place during the COVID-19 outbreak
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Counties, nonprofits unite to protect affordable housing along Purple Line

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The Maryland suburbs adjoining Washington have long struggled to provide enough affordable housing for middle-income residents.
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Senate Passes Education Blueprint in Midnight Vote

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
After two and a half hours of debate, Maryland’s Senate passed the multi-billion dollar Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education recommendations to applause late Monday night.
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National Guard presence now at Md. State House

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Lawmakers and employees at the State House will see a relatively unfamiliar sight when they arrive Monday — additional military and police.
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In Frenzied Final Days, Every Bill Has Its Own Journey

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The decision to end the 2020 General Assembly session early means Maryland lawmakers are suddenly up against the clock, and Monday brought the realization that many bills — probably hundreds — will fail between now and Wednesday night.
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Md. Senators Could Soon Have a Friend in the White House

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Back in 2012, then-Rep. Chris Van Hollen was picked to play Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in mock debates against Vice President Joe Biden.
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Hogan Shutters Md. Restaurants and Main St. in Annapolis Becomes a Ghost Town

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
On Monday morning, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) ordered Maryland restaurants, movie theaters, bars and gyms to close.
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‘Thinking Ahead, Always’: State Public Health Chief Is an Old Hand at Handling Crises

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Soon after taking over the Maryland Department of Health in 2018, Robert R. Neall, the agency secretary, took an old colleague to breakfast at the Double T Diner in Annapolis, got down on one knee, and begged her to come work for him.
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Economist: Md. could take $180M hit every day in coronavirus crisis

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Starbucks in the Can Company building was empty as customers were only allowed to grab and go with their morning coffee.
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