Headlines from HJM: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Baltimore mayoral candidates clash during GBC debate

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore’s top Democratic candidates for mayor traded sharp barbs Wednesday as voters in the June 2 primary continue casting ballots by mail.
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The job of City Council President, a path to the mayor’s office, is up for grabs

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Part 1: With few ideological differences, the leading candidates for City Council President bring their political alliances and history to the race
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Hogan lifts restrictions on outdoor dining, some recreation activities

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan has authorized the easing of more restrictions that had been imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Baltimore Sun editorial board: City Council endorsements | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
With citywide posts up for grabs this year, the musical chairs of incumbents leaving their positions to run for higher offices has left five City Council races wide open.
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Baltimore mayoral candidates zero in on violent crime during debate in campaign’s closing days

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The recent spate of crime in Baltimore — nine people were killed over Memorial Day weekend and a police officer was shot overnight — loomed large over a mayoral debate Wednesday.
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Lawmakers Hammer Hogan Administration Over COVID-19 Procurement

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Lawmakers sharply criticized two Hogan administration procurement officials Wednesday for the acquisition of incomplete COVID-19 tests kits from South Korea.
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Hogan Easing More Restrictions on Businesses and Public Gatherings

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Wednesday that he is easing the state into the “completion” of his administration’s “stage one recovery plan” from the COVID-19 outbreak, allowing restaurants to serve customers outdoors and expanding recreational activities in the state.
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Maryland speeds up small-business grant and loan processing during coronavirus pandemic, but most applicants are left waiting

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland officials say they have made progress both in processing and paying out grants and loans that have been slow to reach small businesses struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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UPDATED: Elrich to announce on Thursday Montgomery County’s plan for reopening

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Hogan said Montgomery is last jurisdiction in state to publicly state opening timetable
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HOGAN: RESTAURANTS CAN REOPEN FOR OUTDOOR DINING EFFECTIVE FRIDAY AT 5 P.M.

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that the state’s fight against the coronavirus has progressed to a point at which restaurants may reopen for outdoor dining starting on Friday evening.
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Amtrak to cut up to 20 percent of workforce as coronavirus takes toll

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The reductions will total 3,700 jobs.
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