Headlines from HJM: March 31, 2020

Baltimore Clean Air Act is invalidated by federal judge

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
A federal judge has struck down Baltimore's Clean Air Act, finding the ordinance is preempted by state environmental law.
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Gov. Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland to stop spread of the coronavirus

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Marylanders may only leave their homes for essential work or urgent medical care, to get food or prescriptions or for other “absolutely necessary” reasons, Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday under a new “stay-at-home” directive to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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Counties at Odds With State Education Dept. Over Location of Child Care Centers

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As local governments scramble to set up makeshift day care centers for children of essential personnel who are working through the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders of Maryland’s largest jurisdictions find themselves at odds with the Maryland Department of Education over whether school buildings can be used to house some of those facilities.
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A lot of bad things got into the rescue package. Here’s a list.

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
While the economic rescue package was being negotiated in Congress, Republicans pulled out a time-tested strategy: Find a frivolous-sounding provision your opponents put in their proposal, then have everyone bring it up over and over to make it look like they’re being unreasonable.
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Lawmakers push for racial breakdown in Maryland’s public coronavirus data, seek to spot disparities early

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Every morning at 10 a.m., the Maryland health department publishes an update to its sobering data about the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
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So there’s been a ‘stay-at-home’ order. Here’s what that means for you.

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland, Virginia and the District issued “stay-at-home” orders on Monday, joining a growing list of states and cities mandating broad, enforceable restrictions on where residents can go in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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DMV Joins Sheltering Orders as Hogan Stresses Region’s Importance to National Response

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) issued a mandatory stay-at-home order on Monday, after a dire weekend that included an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a Mount Airy nursing home and the diagnosis of Maryland’s youngest patient to date, a 1-month-old infant.
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Conditions for companies that get virus aid: Room for abuse?

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy.
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With Executive Order, Municipal Elections May Be Postponed

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Dozens of planned elections in Maryland ― with their potential to spread the novel coronavirus ― could be postponed after an executive order from Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. was signed on Monday.
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Sen. Cheryl Kagan: Don’t Overlook COVID-19 Impact on Our Democracy

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused us to focus on the catastrophic impact on our health and our economy. We must not, however, overlook its implications for our democracy.
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