President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall. But that means putting his fate in the hands of banks, profit-minded businesses and government bureaucrats he has frequently derided, along with a man who has emerged as arguably the biggest power broker to business in Washington: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.Read More »
Baltimore faces a deficit of $42.3 million in the current year’s budget stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, which has rendered the preliminary budget proposal for the coming year irrelevant. Now the city is scrambling to figure out how to close ...Read More »
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball’s administration is proposing a capital improvement plan that tops $250 million and includes $20.2 million to protect Ellicott City from future flooding. County officials in a call with reporters Tuesday acknowledged that an unsettled municipal ...
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Members of the state Board of Public Works Wednesday raised questions about how Maryland will successfully conduct two upcoming elections. The State Board of Elections is expected to meet Thursday and finalize a plan for the primary election that was ...Read More »
Maryland's top legislative leaders said Tuesday that they were not ready to agree to a recommendation by the state elections board to have all ballots for the June 2 primary cast by mail, a measure that was suggested to protect poll workers from the coronavirus.Read More »
But while Trump sided with the White House doctors over its economists, at least for now, the decision shed light on a West Wing beset with divisions and a commander in chief torn between an instinct to embrace the image of a wartime president fighting an invisible enemy and the desire to protect the nation’s bottom line as he barrels into a bruising reelection fight.Read More »
A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy. But questions are being raised about whether those guardrails will prevent the kinds of abuses that have marked some corporate bailouts of the past.
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