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President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

States strain to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid

Aug. 10, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Governors and state labor department officials were scrambling Monday to determine whether they could implement President Donald Trump’s executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance payments to millions of Americans struggling to find work in the...

Maryland governor OKs plan for voting centers

Aug. 10, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan approved recommendations by the state elections board on Monday to reduce the number of polling places to accommodate a shortage of poll workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the governor initially directed the state to hold a traditional...

President Donald Trump walks to his car after arrive in Southampton, N.Y., on Marine One, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Trump is attending two fundraisers during his visit to the Hamptons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

Aug. 9, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on. Trump announced an...

Maryland reports new low COVID-19 positivity rate

Aug. 9, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is reporting a new low COVID-19 positivity rate statewide, but state officials are concerned about the rate in Worester County on the Eastern Shore. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sunday that Maryland’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped to 3.75%. The state...

Maryland county allowing in-person class in private schools

Aug. 8, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s most populous county is allowing private schools to hold in-person classes. Montgomery County’s health officer says he still believes it’s not safe for schools to reopen, but he lifted an earlier order Friday that said schools must remain closed...

Maryland elections board votes for fewer polling locations

Aug. 7, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s state elections board voted Friday to significantly reduce the number of places where voters can cast ballots on Election Day in November, a proposal aimed at accommodating a shortage of poll workers while avoiding voter confusion and crowded precincts during the...

Md. health insurance exchange reopens special enrollment

Aug. 7, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are reopening a coronavirus special enrollment period for people to enlist in the state’s health insurance exchange. Officials said Friday that the special enrollment period will run through Dec. 15. More than 54,000 Maryland residents enrolled for health...

Hundreds of thousands still lack high-speed internet access

Aug. 7, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Maryland do not have access to high-speed internet. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the long-standing problem has become more acute as school and work move online during the coronavirus pandemic. A 2019 report from a state task force estimated that...

Maryland board eyes late changes in November election plan

Aug. 5, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s state election board is weighing late changes in the state’s plan for the November election, aiming to protect voters and volunteer workers from crowded and understaffed polling stations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Board vice chairman Patrick Hogan made...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in a Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, in Tarrytown, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes the reins of the group representing the nation’s governors, which has played a pivotal role in communicating with the Trump administration about state needs during the coronavirus pandemic. As head of the bipartisan National Governors Association, Cuomo will have to walk a fine line between his naturally combative style with the White House and a deferential approach favored by Republicans. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Cuomo takes over governors group as virus batters states

Aug. 5, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor who in large measure has defined states' up-and-down fight against the coronavirus, including occasional combat with the White House, is poised to widen his national spotlight. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the reins of the National Governors Association on Wednesday...