Baltimore Sun: Southwest CEO discusses furloughs, braces for dismal winter

Kelly, who is currently not collecting a salary, said the company remains 20% overstaffed even after offering voluntary separation packages and extended leave programs to about 16,000 workers.
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The Daily Record: Cardin, Van Hollen: New PPP funding unlikely to be the last

Maryland’s two U.S. senators said April 22,  that a second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program will help businesses unable to secure loans before the previous funding dried up and that more stimulus measures are expected as the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Baltimore Sun: Gov. Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland to stop spread of the coronavirus

Marylanders may only leave their homes for essential work or urgent medical care, to get food or prescriptions or for other “absolutely necessary” reasons, Gov. Larry Hogan said March 30  under a new “stay-at-home” directive to stop 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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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore-area buses break down more than in most other cities, partly because the MTA forgot to buy new ones

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State-run buses in Baltimore break down about six times more frequently than buses in St. Louis or Denver.
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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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The GBC Check-In: Austin Davis, Census 2020 Project Manager for Baltimore City

Since 1790, the U.S. government has conducted the decennial census, as mandated by the Constitution. The census aims to count the entire population, and gathers data about sex, age, race, living situations and the number of people per household. According to the United States Census Bureau, response rates have declined...
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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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