Headlines from HJM: March 27, 2020

Md. jobless claims soar to unprecedented levels

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
More than 42,300 people filed first-time unemployment claims in Maryland, a number that vastly exceeds the highest period of claims during the Great Recession.
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Restaurant workers leading the ranks of Md.’s growing jobless

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Restaurant workers constitute a large portion of the more than 42,300 Maryland residents who filed first-time unemployment claims this week in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Here is what the $2.2 trillion economic relief package would mean to Maryland during coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The U.S. Senate has passed a $2.2 trillion economic relief package to ease huge economic challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The measure now moves to the House.
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Hogan: Maryland receives federal disaster designation

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland received a federal disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday night.
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Federal Stimulus Package to Bring Billions to Maryland, Senators Say

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A series of bills intending to fuel ailing U.S. industries in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak is poised to bring billions of dollars to Maryland.
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Maryland courts extend closure, restricted operations to May 1

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland courts will remain closed to the public until May 1, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera announced Wednesday in a new administrative order.
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Here Are the Essential Workers Eligible for Child Care After Friday Shutdown

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland child care centers have been ordered to close by the end of the day Friday, except for those serving children of essential personnel, which will be subject to limits.
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President Trump declares major disaster in Maryland due to coronavirus, releasing funds after request from Gov. Larry Hogan

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
President Donald Trump released more funding to Maryland on Thursday night after declaring that a major disaster exists in the state amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Frosh Asks DeVos to Cease Federal Student Loan Collection During Pandemic

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined the call Thursday to protect federal student loan borrowers from further financial distress during the national state of emergency brought on by COVID-19.
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‘It’s very eerie’: Maryland lawmakers warily navigate desolate Capitol Hill, find creative ways to keep working

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The calls and emails arrive by the thousands from Marylanders seeking aid or advice from Washington as they anxiously navigate the disconcerting new world created by the coronavirus pandemic.
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County helping businesses impacted by COVID-19

Publisher Name : Cumberland Times News
Eligible establishments can receive $2,500 with no payback required
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Commercial tenants, landlords worry as rent checks come due in pandemic shutdown

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
"If lenders can provide some relief, hopefully you'll see it trickle down to tenants," says MacKenzie's Brendan Gill.
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House leaders seek to expedite emergency aid package amid uncertainty about GOP lawmaker delaying measure

Publisher Name : Washington Post
House leaders sought to expedite the emergency $2 trillion relief bill aimed at mitigating the financial havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic amid uncertainty about whether a renegade lawmaker could delay sending the measure to President Trump.
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Coronavirus Resources: Baltimore County Providing ‘Grocery Drive-And-Go’ Distribution For Food-Insecure Residents

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Baltimore County announced Thursday plans to expand grocery distribution to food-insecure families across the county.
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