Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Letters: Midwife services offer women choices in Howard County; and more from readers | READER COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
This September our local certified nurse midwives at Signature OB/GYN will lose their labor and delivery rights at Howard County General Hospital, and the women of Howard County will lose a beautiful childbirth choice.
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Maryland casino revenues beginning to recover, but workers question whether it’s worth it

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s casinos are starting to bounce back after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some workers say they don’t feel safe on the job.
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State Officials Cast a Wary Eye on Gambling, Lottery Revenues

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
In late February, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay made a surprise appearance at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, to visit his eponymous steakhouse.
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Md. casino revenue tanks — as will money for state — official says

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The head of the state’s lottery and gaming agency warned lawmakers Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic is cutting casino revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Hogan Keeps Heat on Trump as Book Tour Kicks Off

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
On the first official day of his book tour, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) accused President Trump and Senate Republicans Tuesday of reneging on a pledge to help states battle a fiscal crisis that has already led to massive layoffs — and he warned that continued failure to reach agreement on a new COVID-19 stimulus plan would lead to “real trouble” soon.
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Senate GOP Condemns Baltimore FOP Vandals, Expresses Disappointment in City Leaders

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland’s Senate Republican Caucus Tuesday condemned actions of Baltimore City protesters who vandalized the city’s Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge over the weekend.
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House Police Accountability Workgroup to Hold Public Hearing

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The House Workgroup to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland will hold a public hearing next week to discuss police misconduct investigations, the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, statewide use of force policies, the use and disclosure of body camera footage and the independent prosecution of officer-involved crime.
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Cecil County Exec McCarthy Sues Danielle Hornberger, Election Board, Claims ‘Fraud;’ Elections Deputy Leaves Post

Publisher Name : Cecil Times
Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy has filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the results of the June Republican primary, saying that his winning rival, Danielle Hornberger, failed to qualify for the ballot and that some documents were falsified and backdated to cover up a “conspiracy” to violate the law.
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Maryland to stop paying for mandatory coronavirus testing for nursing home staff

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland’s health department has warned nursing homes that the state will soon stop paying for the weekly coronavirus testing it requires for staff — prompting frustration from some in the industry, who say facilities cannot afford to foot the bill.
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WILL REDUCING ENHANCED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HELP MARYLAND’S ECONOMY?

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
A proposal by Republicans on Capitol Hill to reduce enhanced unemployment benefits in the $1 trillion coronavirus aid package has reignited the debate on whether the GOP’s federal stimulus plan could help or hurt Maryland’s economy.
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The child-care industry is on the brink of collapse. Congress must rescue it.

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
WITH SCHOOLS shuttered and child-care options restricted, working parents across the country are shouldering unexpected child-care burdens.
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MD General Assembly considering ways to safely convene 2021 session

Publisher Name : Fox45News
As cases of the coronavirus continue to jump throughout the country, Maryland Legislative Leaders are quietly exploring options on how to safely convene 2021 General Assembly in Annapolis.
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