Headlines from HJM: Thursday, April 30, 2020

50 Democratic lawmakers call on Hogan to cancel rent and mortgage payments for Marylanders hurt by pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Fifty Maryland lawmakers are calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to cancel rent and mortgage payments in the state for residents and businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The first Purple Line railcar may arrive in Maryland by the end of 2020

Publisher Name : Greater Greater Washington
Construction on Maryland’s Purple Line light rail continues to chug along. The state recently posted two briefings showing new photos, updates, and renderings, including the tasty tidbit that the first railcar is already going through the manufacturer’s factory testing in New York and is scheduled to be delivered to Maryland by the end of 2020.
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Larry Hogan Is Everywhere. What’s His Game? And Is There a Downside?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
For six of the last eight Sundays, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) has been a guest on one or more of the network talk shows.
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Lawmakers Press Hogan on Rent Relief, Unemployment Equity

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Democratic members of the General Assembly sent Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) two letters Wednesday ― one urging the governor to cancel rent and mortgage payments during the COVID-19 emergency, the other concerning equity issues with the state’s unemployment benefits.
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HOGAN ORDERS TESTING FOR ALL NURSING HOME RESIDENTS AND STAFF

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Gov. Larry Hogan said on Wednesday that he has ordered all Maryland nursing home residents and staff to be tested for the coronavirus regardless of whether or not they have exhibited any symptoms of the virus.
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In Baltimore mayor’s race final stretch, Vignarajah has most cash, plus super PAC funded by plane backer

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
With little more than a month to go, former prosecutor Thiru Vignarajah has the most cash on hand in the crowded, competitive race to become Baltimore’s next mayor ― plus the support of a super PAC funded by backers of an airplane surveillance program that will record city neighborhoods.
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New medical marijuana drive-through is first in Maryland

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
When Sigrun Kalatschan visited her first dispensary, Mana Supply Co. in Edgewater, she noticed the unused drive-through window right away.
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Howard County Council bill would provide rental protection for residents, businesses amid coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Howard County Council Chairwoman Deb Jung, Vice Chairwoman Liz Walsh and Councilwoman Christiana Mercer Rigby filed emergency legislation last week to protect and stabilize the rent of thousands of households and local businesses in the county.
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