Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Purple Line opponents file appeal in lawsuit against Maryland light-rail project

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Opponents of Maryland’s Purple Line are appealing a federal judge’s recent decision to throw out their third lawsuit against the light-rail project.
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Update on Md.’s coronavirus recovery plans coming from Hogan this afternoon

Publisher Name : WTOP News
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to make an announcement about the first stage of the state’s recovery efforts in response to the coronavirus.
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Got a PPP loan? You might get hit with a bigger tax bill

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Small businesses have been pursuing the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program loans — but it may cost those recipients come tax time.
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Elections Canvassers Certify 7th District Race, Pepper Officials With Questions

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland’s 7th Congressional District special election results were certified on Tuesday, a week after Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D) was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Promises, rebuttals and a regret: Baltimore mayoral candidates debate

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
The online joust between the six leading candidates comes as the primary enters its final three weeks
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Study: Baltimore internet access lags behind similar cities

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Many lower-income neighborhoods in Baltimore have substantially less access to wireline internet and to computers, according to a new study.
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Want your mail-in vote to count, Maryland? Here are some lessons you should learn from the special election in the 7th Congressional District. | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
For a special election, especially one occurring via mail-in ballots amid a pandemic, some things went surprisingly well in last month’s 7th Congressional District vote.
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Baltimore plans $13M rent assistance fund

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young says the new fund will help residents who have been infected with COVID-19 avoid evictions.
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Dems’ new $3T virus bill boosts state aid, essential workers

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
ouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals.
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Del. Barnes and Del. Washington: Hogan Vetoes Landmark Bills for Children and Families During a Pandemic

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly passed landmark works of legislation to address historical racial and socioeconomic disparities in our education system.
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Senators Hear Misery of Weeks Waiting to File Unemployment Claims

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Senate Finance and Budget & Taxation committees held a virtual public hearing Tuesday about issues relating to the state's unemployment insurance program.
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Frosh Leads AGs in Push for Greater Poultry, Meatpacking Worker Protections

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) pressed the White House on Tuesday for more protections for poultry and meatpacking workers in Maryland and across the country.
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Running for Baltimore mayor, Brandon Scott wants to bring generational change to the city that shaped him

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The 36-year-old City Council president is a generation younger than some of his fiercest competitors, and he’s campaigning on the promise to usher in a new way of thinking in City Hall.
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Bank of America's Baltimore market boss talks PPP, challenges

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
Kelly, Bank of America's Baltimore market executive, has been putting in the hours in recent weeks as the financial giant has worked to process hundreds of thousands of loan applications for the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program.
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