Md. Gov. Larry Hogan agrees with Trump’s call for National Guard in cities

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who has publicly criticized President Trump’s rhetoric and response to protests over George Floyd’s death, appeared to embrace the president’s get-tough message this week in a private call between Trump and the nation’s governors. “Talking about everybody following with the National Guard, I couldn’t agree more with all the things that you said,” Hogan said to the president during the call Monday, according to a recording obtained by The Washington Post. (Wash Post)

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Sheila Dixon leads Baltimore mayor’s race in early returns

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon launched her campaign to return to office proposing something of a gambit for voters. If they could agree to forgive her for a public corruption scandal that forced her from City Hall a decade ago, Dixon would make good on her reputation for running a competent government: Clean the streets and bring down crime as she had before, while never again running afoul of the law. (Balt Sun)

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Baltimore County seeks proposals for emergency food and shelter grants

Baltimore County has issued a call for grant applications from County community-based organizations that provide services related to food or shelter. The grants will be distributed as part of the federally funded Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). The EFSP program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of food and housing insecure people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. (Daily Record)

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Young ‘Hasn’t Seen A Need’ For A Curfew In Baltimore, Citing Mainly Peaceful Protests

While numerous cities across the nation, from Washington, D.C. to the suburbs of Los Angeles, have implemented curfews due to days of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he “hasn’t seen the need” to do so due to mainly peaceful protests. More than 1,000 demonstrators took to the streets Monday, the mayor said. While some clashed with police late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison reported officers made just six arrests. (WJZ-TV)

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More Than A Month After Maryland Purchased COVID-19 Tests From South Korea, Lawmakers Still Have Concerns

Maryland lawmakers are demanding answers about the state’s purchase of 500,000 South Korean COVID-19 tests as the Hogan administration continues to defend it. “[The tests] don’t have everything that’s needed,” Gov. Hogan said during a press conference in April. It’s now leading to questions and concerns from Maryland lawmakers. (WJZ-TV)

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Montgomery Co. leaders ‘fully support’ residents during protests

In Maryland’s largest county, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council offered their support surrounding local protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. In a letter to the community, county leaders said they “fully support” the constitutional rights of their residents to express their views with without fear of bodily harm by police. “The demand for equity, justice and respect sweeping our nation must also be understood in the context of the lack of national leadership to unite America,” the letter said. (WTOP)

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Gov. Hogan: George Floyd’s ‘Senseless’ Death Shows Americans Still Have ‘Long Way To Go’

After a day of peaceful protesting in Baltimore ended with a clash between a small group of protesters and police, Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that the city continues to be an example for the nation on how to protest for meaningful change. He also acknowledged the country has some work to do to end systemic racism. (WJZ-TV)

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Board of Elections: More than 30,000 ballots cast for primary election

Who's running in the state and local races? Outside of the presidential election for Republicans and Democrats, congressional races are also occurring in the sixth and eighth districts for Maryland. The sixth district covers much of the southern portion of the county and the city of Frederick, while the eighth district includes upcounty and its western and eastern parts. (News-Post)

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