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Monthly Archives: May 27, 2020

Maryland Governor Announces Further Reopenings to Include Outdoor Dining and Other Outdoor Activities

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the reopening of outdoor dining at restaurants and other outdoor activities, effective this Friday May 29th at 5:00 pm.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt out of these reopenings and continue closures or impose stricter requirements.  As with Phase One, special attention should be paid to directives from the local jurisdictions in the Baltimore/Washington Corridor, several of...

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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Start of Phase One Reopening

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Phase One of Maryland’s reopening.  Phase One will commence on Friday, May 15th at 5:00 pm.  Governor Hogan noted that local jurisdictions may exercise discretion to enable Phase One businesses to reopen or not.  Special attention should be paid to directives from local jurisdictions from the Baltimore/Washington Corridor, several of whom have already indicated they may impose requirements or...

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SB 987 “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” Becomes Law

Today, May 7, 2020, Governor Hogan announced his actions on legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2020 Legislative Session that was shorted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to the pandemic, the Governor vetoed a number of bills that mandated increased spending or new taxes. Among the bills that will become law without signature is SB 987 “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” which had received almost unanimo...

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