CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield extends COVID-19 member benefits through 2020, encourages vaccinations

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced it will be extending benefits for fully insured members put in place during the public health emergency to ensure the health and safety of the members and communities it serves.
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Greater Baltimore Committee Statement in Opposition to Cuts in Transit Funding and Service in the Baltimore Region

The Greater Baltimore Committee calls on Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Transportation to reprioritize and reallocate State transportation dollars more equitably.
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Baltimore’s former mayors share advice, discuss personal challenges

Former mayors
The mayors discussed their experiences and lessons learned while holding Baltimore’s top elected office and addressed such topics as running an urban city of more than 600,000 residents and reflections on current challenges facing big city mayors and how it differs from their tenure in office.
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Baltimore Sun: Former Baltimore mayors oppose government restructuring proposals introduced by the likely next mayor

Former mayors Kurt Schmoke, Martin O’Malley, Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined the Greater Baltimore Committee for a virtual panel to discuss what they learned during their tenures.
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BBJ: Former Baltimore mayors bemoan city having ‘more will than wallet’

The event focused on reflections of former mayors Dixon, Schmoke, Martin O'Malley and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the city prepares to change leadership. 
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University of Maryland Global Campus among region’s ‘Most Innovative Schools’ in U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

UMGC, the nation's largest online public university, was #9 in the ranking, which is based on a survey of leaders at other institutions in the region.
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The Daily Record: Bank of America giving 46K face masks to underserved communities in Baltimore

Bank of America is partnering to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically 46,000 masks.
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BBJ: Baltimore City Council bills aim to help laid-off hospitality workers reclaim their jobs

Representatives of local hotels and hospitals pushed back against the proposal, saying it would create another burden on businesses in an already challenging economic climate.
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