BBJ: Greater Baltimore Committee: City needs a mayor who can ‘measure up’

Through June 2, Baltimore residents will cast their ballots in the Primary Election for Mayor, City Council President, City Council seats and Comptroller.
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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore City Council bill would require essential businesses pay workers premium during pandemic

The Baltimore City Council wants businesses to pay essential employees a premium for working during the pandemic, a measure that proposes to put an extra $10 to $25 per shift in people’s wallets.
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BBJ: Aerial surveillance planes to begin flying over Baltimore Friday

Camera-equipped surveillance planes will take to the Baltimore skies May 1, kicking off a six-month pilot program testing the technology's ability to help fight crime.
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BBJ: CareFirst CEO ‘implores’ businesses to continue remote work, even after economy reopens

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CEO Brian D. Pieninck is encouraging Baltimore's businesspeople to continue working remotely "well beyond" when local leaders give clearance to reopen the economy.
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BBJ: Here’s how Baltimore, Hopkins, UMMS and CareFirst are fighting Covid-19 with data

The Baltimore City Health Department is working closely with some of the largest local players in the health care industry to track and share data that could prove critical in the city's fight against COVID-19.
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Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: Coronavirus delayed mayoral race but doesn’t diminish its importance

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The COVID-19 pandemic dominates the media and public’s attention each and every waking hour. But there’s a transformative and pivotal election on the horizon for Baltimore City.
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GBC’s 2020 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session Summary

Every year, prior to the start of the legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly, the GBC releases its Legislative Priorities, which are based on several core policy priority areas. Here is the end of session summary.
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Baltimore Sun: Maryland sees spike of 1,100 new coronavirus cases, but most hospitals aren’t yet at capacity

An additional 104 hospitalizations because of the coronavirus were announced April 8, an uptick of nearly 10%. While 1,210 Marylanders in all have been hospitalized, 365 have been released from isolation.
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Maryland Reporter: All non-essential businesses must close by 5 p.m. on March 23, Hogan orders

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order to close all non-essential businesses in order to control the spread of the coronavirus.
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