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. Continue reading
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Maryland Reporter: Hogan orders residents to stay home effective 8:00 on March 30

Gov. Larry Hogan on March 30 ordered Marylanders to stay at home unless they are going out for essential services such as buying food or medicine, or seeing a doctor. Hogan said the order will go into effect at 8 p.m March 30.  Continue reading
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The Daily Record: Md. jobless claims soar to unprecedented levels

More than 42,300 people filed first-time unemployment claims in Maryland, a number that vastly exceeds the highest period of claims during the Great Recession. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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Donald C. Fry on economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on WBAL NewsRadio

Donald C. Fry appeared on WBAL NewsRadio with Robert Lang on March 24 to discuss the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the region. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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The Daily Record: Regional business leaders urge federal stimulus package — now

A consortium of business groups in Maryland, Washington and Virginia are urging Congress to pass a stimulus package as quickly as possible. Continue reading
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BBJ: What Dr. Leana Wen says businesses should do right now about coronavirus

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's former health commissioner, is pretty sure the impacts of the spreading coronavirus will get much worse for Maryland and the rest of the country in the coming weeks. Continue reading
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4 ways businesses are encouraged to prepare for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

As cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are rising across the country, the business community continues to be impacted by the disease. Continue reading
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