Maryland’s elections board voted Wednesday to add two more in-person voting centers to Baltimore for the state's June 2 primary, which will be conducted mostly by mail because of the coronavirus, after state officials expressed concern about ballots not arriving in the mail as scheduled.Read More »
More than 51,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the last week, according to data released by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The 51,108 first-time claims bring the state’s unemployment total to 607,788 in the last nine ...
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Maryland Budget Secretary David Brinkley told the Board of Public Works that the state could rely on savings from hiring and spending freezes as well as the state’s rainy day fund to cover this fiscal year’s revenue shortfalls driven by ...Read More »
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into stark relief the extent of Trump’s disregard for scientific and medical expertise, even when the safety of millions of Americans or his own personal health is on the line. In public briefings and private meetings, he’s challenged the very experts his administration has pulled together to address the crisis, often preferring to follow his own instincts or the advice of allies in the business world or conservative media.Read More »
Gov. Larry Hogan said today he is directing state health officials to to make appointment-free COVID-19 testing available at community-based testing sites, a step that would represent a major escalation of testing in Maryland. Drive-thru, appointment-free testing will be available ...
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Restaurant owners gave President Donald Trump a sobering accounting of the widespread damage the coronavirus pandemic has dealt their industry and asked him to adjust a loan program for small businesses to address their concerns. The president put a hopeful spin on the situation, saying encouraging news on vaccines and treatment efforts could “negate” the bad news.
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