Headlines from HJM: March 30, 2020

Nursing homes enact stricter measures to stop coronavirus spread

Publisher Name : WTOP News
Three more Montgomery County, Maryland, nursing homes said they have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, prompting new measures to protect elderly residents.
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UPDATED: Only day care centers serving essential personnel will stay open in Maryland

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
34 in Montgomery County to continue to operate
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Proposed Project Labor Agreement in Baltimore Opposed by Large Companies, Minority Construction Contractors

Publisher Name : JDSUPRA
An effort by several Baltimore City Councilmembers to mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) for certain large city contracts has triggered strong opposition from the city’s contracting community.
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Hopkins to lead coronavirus treatment study backed by Bloomberg and Md.

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Bloomberg Philanthropies and the state of Maryland will spend $4 million to back a Johns Hopkins University study into whether the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients can be used to treat patients suffering from the disease.
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$1 million fund established to help local businesses recover from coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Frederick News Post
Frederick County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Unions ramp up advocacy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Local unions want tight oversight of funds and increased benefits for their members as Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package Friday aimed at bolstering an economy pummeled by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Del. Arikan: Legislative tyranny in the time of the coronavirus [Commentary]

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The 2020 legislative session started off as they often do: legislators on both sides of the aisle scurrying about to draft their bills, garner support — often bi-partisan, and file their bills before the hopper closed.
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Del. Jheanelle Wilkins: Rent Is Due April 1

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
On April 1, Marylanders across our state who rent their homes will soon have a day of reckoning: the rent is due. On top of the fears of contracting COVID-19 and the many impacts of social distancing and closures, the reality is that the rent is due.
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Rep. David Trone: A Proposal to Expand Voting and Protect Public Health

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Moving Maryland’s primary from April 28 to June 2 was the right thing to do.
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Cecil County Exec Candidate Is Raffling a Semi-Automatic Rifle

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Danielle Hornberger, an aide to U.S. Rep. Andrew P. Harris (R-Md.) who is challenging Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy in the GOP primary, is raffling a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle to raise money for her campaign.
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Maryland resources for small businesses navigating the coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Organizations across Maryland are banding together to provide resources to assist business seeking help to survive the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ex-Anne Arundel Exec, Recently Ill With Virus Symptoms, Sees Major Undercount in Cases

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Despite a severe shortage of COVID-19 test kits, asymptomatic A-listers around the globe — a list that includes politicians, royals and celebrities — have been able to get tested.
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HOW IS MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY FARING UNDER COVID-19?

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
While many Maryland businesses have been forced to close or cut back on staff due to restrictions implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some say the medical marijuana industry in the state is thriving.
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Chief judge extends court closures through May 1

Publisher Name : Southern Maryland Newspapers Online
With limited exceptions, including certain emergency matters, the Maryland state courts will remain closed to the public through May 1, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to a press release from the Maryland Judiciary.
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Trump’s declaration of Maryland as ‘major disaster’ area could mean millions to help fight coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
When President Donald Trump declared Maryland a major disaster area last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, state officials praised the decision.
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