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When will people be allowed to buy Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

When will people be allowed to buy Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging throughout Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan is working to quickly reopen the state. He activated Phase 1 yesterday at 5 PM. Also yesterday, 1,083 Marylanders tested positive for COVID-19 and 44 people died from the disease. Both the state and the federal government seem hellbent on forsaking public …

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Governor Larry Hogan lifts the stay-at-home order for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan lifts the stay-at-home order for Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that he is lifting his stay-at-home order. The state of Maryland will start Phase 1 of recovery Friday, March 15, at 5 PM. Nothing’s changed to make such a move warranted. The number of people infected and sick from COVID-19 grows larger each and every day. I cannot imagine …

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Maryland’s BEACON One-Stop unemployment benefits portal is terrible

Maryland's BEACON One-Stop unemployment benefits portal is terrible

Maryland’s BEACON One-Stop unemployment benefits portal is so bad, I can’t help but think it was designed to be that way. One does not accidentally create something this bad. The Baltimore Sun published an article on Friday claiming that independent contractors could see unemployment payments as soon as this weekend. Sure. From the article: “The …

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Maryland’s broken unemployment insurance system

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  One of the things the CARES Act does is provide unemployment insurance benefits to gig workers unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People like me. Each individual state handles unemployment insurance benefits. There are 50 individual …

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan making plans to reopen state

Just when I thought Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s inept leadership concerning the COVID-19 pandemic could not get any worse, the man has found a new way to sink even lower. Even though the number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland is increasing on a daily basis, Hogan wants to work on reopening the state. From Hagerstown’s …

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