The AFRO: Newsmaker Speaker Series: The Novel COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid the pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the global community has been put on halt. Severe safety precautions, federal regulated distancing and the closing of public entities have all been efforts to decelerate the spread of  COVID-19.
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Donald C. Fry on economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on WBAL NewsRadio

Fry discussed Governor Hogan's decision to shut down non-essential businesses. "These are extraordinary circumstances and they call for extraordinary measures," he said.
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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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BBJ: ‘This session has been stressing me out’: Md.’s General Assembly adjourns with mixed results for businesses

The General Assembly adjourned March 18, bringing to an end a legislative session that saw the passage of a sweeping public education reform bill but also new taxes that will affect businesses across the state.
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BBJ: GBC’s Fry calls on Maryland General Assembly to OK $375M Pimlico deal

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on the Baltimore Business Journal’s website on Feb. 5, 2020. By Donald C. Fry For more than 140 years, Baltimore has proudly hosted the annual Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the esteemed Triple Crown, at the historic Pimlico Race Track. As business and...
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Baltimore Business Journal: ‘Expect the unexpected’ Maryland businesses cautious as 2020 General Assembly begins

By Holden Wilen Jan. 9, 2020 Politicians from across Maryland flock to Annapolis every year for the annual legislative session and talk about how they will be passing laws that will affect the state for generations to come. Billions of dollars are at stake as Democrats push a plan to...
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Baltimore Sun: Maryland transportation planning needs to include Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on BaltimoreSun.com on Jan. 6. By Donald C. Fry When state lawmakers convene in Annapolis this week for this year’s General Assembly session, transportation needs will be among many of the major topics up for debate. What happens could affect Marylanders — and more importantly...
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Baltimore Business Journal: Baltimore Police Aim to Pilot Spy Plane Starting in May 2020

By Ethan McLeod Dec. 20, 2019 The Baltimore Police Department announced Friday it will return a controversial camera-equipped “spy plane” to the skies, as shootings and murders in the city are unrelenting heading into the new year. “We will be the first American city to use this technology in an...
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