State Roundup: As single mom derides Hogan decision to end jobless benefit, lawmakers seek to keep pandemic relief coming

SINGLE MOTHER DERIDES HOGAN ENDING JOBLESS BENEFITS: A 35-year-old single mom ripped Gov. Larry Hogan’s current decision to discontinue federal unemployment advantages, calling it “discrimination” that has left her scrambling to determine how she goes to survive. “It was like a slap within the face. I can’t imagine he did that,” Lindsay Gallagher advised Bryan Renbaum of on Wednesday.

LAWMAKERS SEEK TO BLOCK HOGAN END TO JOBLESS AID: Leaders of the Maryland General Assembly requested their attorneys Wednesday whether or not they may move a regulation or in any other case reverse Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to opt out of federal programs which have aided the unemployed through the pandemic. It will go away tens of 1000’s of out-of-work residents with lowered unemployment advantages or none in any respect beginning July 3, Alison Knezevich and Pamela Wood report within the Sun.

  • More than 175,000 Marylanders receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — which expanded eligibility to the self-employed, unbiased contractors and gig staff — and people receiving funds after prolonged durations out of labor — more than 86,000 people as of May 8 — would lose advantages solely below Hogan’s motion, Bruce DePuyt of Maryland Matters reviews.

NEW LAW TO FIX LOOPHOLE IN AUTOPSY FINDINGS: Beginning Oct. 1, households can file an enchantment to the secretary of the Department of Health if the chief medical expert denies their request to change the manner of death on their loved one’s autopsy report, Hannah Gaskill of Maryland Matters reviews.

MO CO STATE’S ATTY COMMISSIONS BIAS REVIEW: Montgomery County’s prime prosecutor has launched an investigation into whether racial bias plays a task in prosecutorial selections — inside his personal workplace, Dan Morse reviews within the Post. “I’m pleased with the actual fact we’re keen to do that,” State’s Attorney John McCarthy mentioned Wednesday. “We’re not afraid to do that.”

CARROLL ED BOARD, DELEGATES SEEK END TO SCHOOL MASKING: Members of Carroll County Board of Education and the District 5 state delegation wrote letters to the state training division requesting the in-school mask mandate be lifted, Kristen Griffith of the Carroll County Times reviews.

PITTMAN LARGELY AGREES WITH RAFT OF BUDGET CUTS: Of greater than 75 spending cuts and proposals the Anne Arundel County auditor offered to the County Council, County Executive Steuart Pittman’s administration agreed with all but 17, making for a comparatively fast and non-contentious price range session Wednesday, Danielle Ohl of the Capital Gazette reviews.

OLSZEWSKI OUTLINES ‘FLEXIBLE’ SPENDING FOR RESCUE FUNDS: Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has laid out what one official referred to as a “versatile blueprint” for spending the $161 million Baltimore County is anticipating to get from the American Rescue Plan that handed Congress in March, John Lee of WYPR-FM reviews. It comes after County Council members wished extra particulars earlier than permitting Olszewski to spend the cash.

RESEARCHERS SAY EVIDENCE LACKING THAT HOPKINS OWNED SLAVES: Former Maryland State Archivist Ed Papenfuse and Sydney Van Morgan, who directs the worldwide research program at Johns Hopkins University, are the principal authors of “Johns Hopkins and Slavery,” a 71-page paper that finds evidence lacking for the bombshell assertion that Johns Hopkins himself owned slaves, Jonathan Pitts of the Sun reviews.

B’MORE IG: CITY OFFICE FAILED TO COLLECT $400,000 IN FEES: The Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts left banner ads on metropolis poles for months after contracts expired final yr and failed to collect more than $400,000, in accordance to a report by the Office of the Inspector General, McKenna Oxenden of the Sun reviews.

B’MORE GOVT FACED POTENTIAL SECURITY BREACH: An online shell, a type of pc malware, was found on a city email server on March 2, exposing Baltimore’s authorities to a possible safety breach, Mark Reutter of Baltimore Brew reviews.

3 MARYLAND FIRMS MAKE FORTUNE 500: Three Maryland firms joined the Fortune 500, a listing launched yearly by Fortune Magazine that denotes the highest-revenue firms within the United States, for the primary time, Johanna Alonso reviews for the Daily Record.

  • T. Rowe Price ranked 447th, Sinclair 465th and McCormick 482nd on the annual listing revealed by Fortune journal, which ranks 500 of the biggest U.S. companies by complete income, Lorraine Mirabella of the Sun reviews.

LUCY ADAMS CARDWELL, RETIRED SPECIAL ASST. ATTY. GEN., DIES AT 76: Lucy Adams Cardwell, a retired Maryland special assistant attorney general who labored to fight client fraud, died of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s illness, May 18 at her Inner Harbor residence. She was 76, Jacques Kelly reviews for the Sun.

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