Headlines from HJM: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Baltimore’s mail-in primary got off to a rocky start. What problems might lie ahead?

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Election results vanished from the state website. Officials discovered ballots misprinted. One candidate for mayor sent in his lawyer.
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Commerce Dept. Chief Provides Update on Aid Programs to Md. Businesses

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland has approved $46.1 million in COVID-19 emergency relief grants since the program was established in late March, Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz told delegates Wednesday.
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Dixon maintains lead in troubled Baltimore mayoral primary

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is poised to get her old job back if an early, but substantial, lead in the Democratic primary holds up.
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Hogan announces Md. to enter Stage 2 of COVID recovery plan

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Hogan made his announcement that will allow more businesses to open Friday even as he and state health officials warn of potential increases in cases.
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With latest snafu, top Md. and Baltimore elections officials urged to resign

Publisher Name : Eye on Annapolis
Top Maryland elected officials are demanding the resignations of state and Baltimore elections leaders in the wake of balloting problems that marred Tuesday’s primary voting in the city.
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As Md. Reopens, ‘Hardest Decisions are Coming,’ Health Expert Warns

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A top health expert praised Maryland’s cautious approach to reopening its economy following the COVID-19 outbreak, but he said Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and his team face much tougher decisions in the weeks ahead.
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Hogan Outlines Phase 2 Reopening, Which Will Start Friday

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With a new University of Maryland Baltimore lab set to greatly expand the state’s COVID-19 testing capabilities, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Wednesday that many business establishments can reopen beginning Friday evening.
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Who Won Tuesday? Uh, We’ll Have to Get Back to You

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With a vote-by-mail primary Tuesday — except for the 41,000 souls across the state who braved going to the polls — everyone assumed that results would be trickling in slowly, and that close races wouldn’t be called for a number of days.
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‘A turning point in our nation:’ Md. Lt. Gov. Rutherford calls for public reckoning on racism

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford (R) said Wednesday that the “indefensible murder” of George Floyd, and the nationwide protests that followed, signal it is time for the country to examine the racism “that exists just under the surface of many institutions.”
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Maryland Gov. Hogan to lift coronavirus restrictions for nonessential businesses as state enters Phase 2 of recovery plan

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Starting this weekend, Marylanders may be able to go back to most stores and office jobs, get tattoos and have their nails done, under the latest lifting of restrictions announced Wednesday by Gov. Larry Hogan.
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