Headlines from HJM: Monday, August 10, 2020

MARYLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER NUMBERS IN LATEST US JOBS REPORT

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Maryland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christine Ross said the numbers in the federal government’s latest jobs report are cause for concern because they call into question the extent to which the nation’s economy has recovered from months of coronavirus lockdowns.
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Has COVID-19 Killed Off the Kirwan Commission's $32 billion Spending Plan?

Publisher Name : The Duckpin
Will Maryland teachers union and their Democratic allies acknowledge COVID-19 budget realities?
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Absent presidential leadership, 7 governors start to put the nation back on track

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
RESPONDING TO the disaster of President Trump’s failure to build a national system of diagnostic and screening tests for the novel coronavirus — a key element in any path to recovery — seven governors have taken matters into their own hands, demonstrating common sense and leadership.
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Elections Board wants 361 voting centers amid poll worker shortage

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Gov. Larry Hogan had proposed opening all of Maryland’s 1,800 precincts for in-person voting
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Frank DeFilippo: Don’t Surrender the City to Bureaucrats

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
So here sits the City of Baltimore, plop in the middle of a fast-spreading extinction, its streets littered and in need of a massive sweep-in, its traffic lights are an erratic blink a block, laying off workers to save on costs, already $50 million short of paying its bills, half the population eating from soup kitchens and other charities, its businesses collapsing or disappearing into mergers, broke and ready to borrow from its rainy day fund, and a prospective mayor is worried about the structure of government and prepared to spend up to $275,000 a year on another unnecessary salary.
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To defend his voting plan, Md.’s governor accuses a Black county executive of voter suppression. She is not pleased.

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Add to the long list of dramas involving Maryland’s plan for the November election: Gov. Larry Hogan accusing Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks of voter suppression, and the leader of the majority African American jurisdiction responding that Hogan (R) is not taking the health of her residents seriously.
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