Elections Board Rejects In-Person Voting For June Primary

The April 28 special election to fill the 7th Congressional District Congressional seat requires all mail balloting. Now the Maryland State Board of Elections wants the same for the rescheduled primary election. Maryland State Board of Elections reject to in-person voting on the June 2 primary election and are working towards preventing it from happening. Board members will send their proposal to not permit in-person voting at the June 2 primary election to Gov. Larry Hogan at the end of the week. (WBAL)

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‘It’s very eerie’: Maryland lawmakers warily navigate desolate Capitol Hill, find creative ways to keep working

The calls and emails arrive by the thousands from Marylanders seeking aid or advice from Washington as they anxiously navigate the disconcerting new world created by the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s elected U.S. representatives and their staffs — most of whom have abandoned the U.S. Capitol complex and are working remotely — say they may never be needed more than today, when a virus threatens their constituents’ livelihoods and health. (Balt. Sun)

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Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout

Senate leaders and the Trump administration reached agreement early Wednesday on a $2 trillion stimulus package to rescue the economy from the coronavirus assault, setting the stage for swift passage of the massive legislation through both chambers of Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the breakthrough on the Senate floor around 1:30 a.m., after a long day of talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other administration officials. (Wash Post)

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T.J. Smith Leads Baltimore Mayoral Race At 22%, Followed By Sheila Dixon & Brandon Scott, Poll Says

Former Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith is leading the mayor’s race, according to a new poll. Former mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council president Brandon Scott follow him. Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy released the poll early Tuesday morning. According to their polling, Smith has the likely support of 22% of Democratic primary voters. Dixon has 18% and Scott has 15%, the poll says. (WJZ-TV)

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Meet the seven people who are helping Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan make coronavirus decisions

When Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan decides to close nonessential businesses, bars and restaurants and limit public gatherings, he isn’t doing so all on his own. Hogan has a team of seven public health specialists that he consults as he figures out how to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Even without an official shelter-in-place order like a handful of other states have implemented, Maryland has some of the strictest rules across the nation to contain the spread of COVID-19. (Balt Sun)

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Coronavirus Latest: Maryland Delegation Urges FEMA To Accept State Request For Field Medical Stations In Baltimore

The full Maryland congressional delegation has written to the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking for immediate approval of Gov. Hogan’s request for two federal medical stations in Baltimore in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.These units would increase Maryland’s hospital capacity by 300 beds and add approximately 1,096 ventilators, lawmakers say. Health officials believe there will be a surge from the increasing numbers of local COVID-19 cases. (WJZ-TV)

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Hogan, Bowser, Northam blast Trump’s take on virus; four new deaths reported

Washington-area leaders slammed President Trump on Tuesday for defying health experts by calling for the United States to return to normal by Easter, and announced plans to further restrict business and improvise solutions for medical equipment and bed space as the coronavirus outbreak claimed more lives. (Wash Post)


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Coronavirus Latest: Baltimore Mayor Jack Young Calls For President Trump To Give Stimulus Packages To Cities & States, Not Just Corporations

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young called President Donald Trump to not just bail out corporations during the coronavirus pandemic, but cities and states as well. He spoke after touring the Baltimore Convention Center and Hilton Hotel, which are being repurposed as field hospitals to deal with the growing number of cases in the state. (WJZ-TV)

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