Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

More Md. Universities Tentatively Planning to Reopen Their Campuses in the Fall

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As a spring semester disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, Maryland universities are thinking about how to reopen their campuses to students in the fall.
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Vote counting in Baltimore now shows Scott leading for mayor

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott began leading former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon by nearly 400 votes after more ballots were counted in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary.
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A New Gig for Ben Jealous

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Benjamin T. Jealous, the former president of the NAACP and Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, is taking over leadership of the group People For the American Way and the People For the American Way Foundation beginning next week.
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Child care shortage looms as more people go back to work, but expanded PPP program could help | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As Maryland enters stage two of the governor’s “Roadmap to Recovery” plan with thousands of nonessential workers heading back to work, it’s becoming abundantly clear that there’s nowhere for our children to go.
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In upset, Baltimore Councilman Bill Henry defeats City Comptroller Joan Pratt

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry declared victory over incumbent Joan Pratt in the Democratic primary for comptroller, an upset that means someone new will serve as the city’s fiscal watchdog for the first time in 25 years.
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Del. Nick Mosby wins Democratic primary for Baltimore City Council president

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
State Del. Nick Mosby has won the Democratic primary for City Council president, setting him up for a term as Baltimore’s No. 2 official after the first competitive contest for the position in about a decade.
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Breaking for Brandon: Scott’s lead over Dixon grows

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Most of the ballots left to count are from the 1st District, where Scott is expected to perform well
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Baltimore City Council launches week of budget hearings amid coronavirus’ economic aftermath, calls to ‘defund the police’

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore City Council began the daunting task Monday of reviewing a proposed $3 billion operating budget as the city transitions to a new mayoral administration amid a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, a ransomware attack and protests over police brutality.
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Schulz: Employers Secure Tens Of Millions In State Grants, Loans

Publisher Name : WBAL
Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz said Monday Maryland has disbursed or approved all of the nearly $150 million in state coronavirus relief grants and loans.
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USM Chancellor Perman: 'We will not have Covid-free campuses.'

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Maryland's university presidents say they know it is not a matter of if anyone will become infected with Covid-19 when on-campus activities resume, but when. And they are making major investments to try and limit infection spread as much as possible.
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