Headlines from HJM: March 25, 2020

Pandemic a blow to Baltimore’s tourism industry

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore’s tourism promotion agency expects COVID-19 to cause the loss of $7 million in revenue and taxes over the next three months .
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Shelters Gird for Domestic Violence Spike During COVID-19 Outbreak

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Some services that serve vulnerable populations like homeless individuals and domestic violence survivors are still running — though in some cases with smaller staffs.
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Virtual BOE meeting – with no public input opportunity – to consider spy plane agreement

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Board President Brandon Scott, former Councilman Carl Stokes and the ACLU ask for a deferral of the controversial plan, which was put before the board by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young
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A new role for Baltimore Convention Center — makeshift hospital

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s National Guard has begun work to convert a portion of Baltimore’s Convention Center into a makeshift hospital as the COVID-19 outbreak is expected to overwhelm Maryland’s health care system.
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Maryland couple offers ‘Dinner on Dirk and Jessica’

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and his wife, an Anne Arundel County Council member, say they will spend $10,000 on meals at local restaurants and caterers to ease some of the financial pressures brought on by the response to COVID-19.
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Mary Miller: COVID-19 Could Devastate Baltimore’s Economy, But Leaders Can Help

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Mary J. Miller, a former Treasury Department official, is a candidate for mayor of Baltimore.
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State Superintendent to Stay Put as Decision on Keeping Schools Closed Is Pending

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland State Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to extend the contract of outgoing State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, who has been leading the state public schools’ response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Former T. Rowe Price executive Mary Miller pours $1.5 million into Baltimore mayoral campaign

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Mary Miller, a former T. Rowe Price Group executive and U.S. Treasury official, has poured $1.5 million of her own money into her Baltimore mayoral campaign, a massive investment that can help her remain on voters’ screens while they’re supposed to be spending lots of time at home.
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What is an essential business in Maryland, D.C. or Virginia?

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
What is an essential business?
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Montgomery, D.C. leaders propose relief packages to blunt coronavirus impact

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
In both the District and neighboring Montgomery County in Maryland, lawmakers have introduced $25 million in grant funding for businesses and nonprofits.
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MARYLAND BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THEY NEED HELP NOW

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Maryland business owners say their companies are hurting and need immediate help following a series of state and federal actions that forced many establishments to either close or cut back on staff in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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State Funding Aimed At Helping Businesses Transition To Telework

Publisher Name : WBAL
Maryland's labor secretary said Tuesday the state's $7 million layoff aversion fund is meant to help businesses cope with the demands of the closures and restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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T.J. Smith Leads Baltimore Mayoral Race At 22%, Followed By Sheila Dixon & Brandon Scott, Poll Says

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Former Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith is leading the mayor’s race, according to a new poll. Former mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council president Brandon Scott follow him.
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Meet the seven people who are helping Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan make coronavirus decisions

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Hogan has a team of seven public health specialists that he consults as he figures out how to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Hogan, Mosby At Odds Over Plan To Release Non-Violent Offenders To Protect Them From Coronavirus

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to consider the supervised release of some inmates in order to stop an outbreak of the coronavirus behind bars.
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