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MARYLAND MATTERS: Judge to Issue Decision Saturday Morning in Cases Challenging End of Expanded Unemployment Programs

MARYLAND MATTERS: Judge to Issue Decision Saturday Morning in Cases Challenging End of Expanded Unemployment Programs

“Hogan’s decision will leave too many Marylanders in the lurch. Our next Governor needs to clean up the mess at the unemployment division: between the endless glitches and technical problems, cutting off pandemic benefits early, and other mismanagement, Hogan is failing to support Marylanders who are trying to get back on their feet.” — Jon Baron

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AP NEWS: Jon Baron announces run for governor of Maryland

AP NEWS: Jon Baron announces run for governor of Maryland

Former nonprofit executive Jon Baron has announced he’s running for governor of Maryland.

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BALTIMORE SUN: Jon Baron, former nonprofit exec and federal official, launches Democratic campaign for Maryland governor

BALTIMORE SUN: Jon Baron, former nonprofit exec and federal official, launches Democratic campaign for Maryland governor

Jon Baron, a former nonprofit executive and former federal official from Montgomery County, officially launched a campaign for governor of Maryland as a Democrat after several months of publicly weighing a run to replace outgoing term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in 2022.

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MARYLAND MATTERS: Jon Baron Launches Gubernatorial Bid

MARYLAND MATTERS: Jon Baron Launches Gubernatorial Bid

Jon Baron, a nonprofit executive who worked on Capitol Hill for years, officially launched his 2022 gubernatorial campaign Monday.

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MARYLAND MATTERS: Face-to-Face Fundraising Returns, With a Heavy Dose of Gubernatorial Campaigning

MARYLAND MATTERS: Face-to-Face Fundraising Returns, With a Heavy Dose of Gubernatorial Campaigning

Baron pledged: “I won’t take a dime of money from corporations or special interests.”

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MARYLAND MATTERS: Business Group Knocks Accelerated Minimum Wage Proposal, While Dems Urge Continued Unemployment Benefits

MARYLAND MATTERS: Business Group Knocks Accelerated Minimum Wage Proposal, While Dems Urge Continued Unemployment Benefits

Jon Baron, another Democratic candidate for governor, proposed a “Back to Work Bonus,” which would give unemployed Marylanders who find work a portion of the remaining pandemic unemployment assistance for which they would have been eligible for.

“Slashing benefits is not the answer,” Baron said in a statement. “Now is the time for big, bold ideas and Back to Work Bonuses will cut unemployment and help working families get back on their feet.”

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EDUCATION POST OP-ED: As Schools Reopen, High-Quality Tutoring Programs Will Make a Difference for Kids in the Early Grades

EDUCATION POST OP-ED: As Schools Reopen, High-Quality Tutoring Programs Will Make a Difference for Kids in the Early Grades

As we turn the corner on COVID-19, we must help our kids recover from the terrible disruptions caused by the pandemic. One of the smartest things we can do is provide one-on-one tutoring for students who need it as they return to the classroom.

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BALTIMORE SUN OP-ED: Research must guide Maryland’s pandemic recovery

BALTIMORE SUN OP-ED: Research must guide Maryland’s pandemic recovery

President Biden has pledged to follow the science. He elevated the role of science adviser to a cabinet position, created a task force to review scientific integrity practices in federal agencies and said he will make “evidence-based decisions guided by the best available science and data.” This is the right approach — and it’s the way our state government in Maryland should make decisions, too. We not only need to act on the science to fight COVID, we need research to lead us in every aspect of our collective recovery, from helping those who have lost their jobs to supporting kids who are struggling in school.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEDIA: Bethesda Resident Jon Baron Exploring Bid For Governor

MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEDIA: Bethesda Resident Jon Baron Exploring Bid For Governor

Bethesda resident Jon Baron, a former federal official and nonprofit executive, is exploring a run to succeed Gov. Larry Hogan, who will reach his term limit in 2022.

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BALTIMORE SUN: Former nonprofit executive from Montgomery County adds name to growing list of Maryland gubernatorial hopefuls

BALTIMORE SUN: Former nonprofit executive from Montgomery County adds name to growing list of Maryland gubernatorial hopefuls

Jon Baron, a former nonprofit executive and federal official from Montgomery County, is weighing a Democratic run for governor of Maryland, joining a sizable and growing list of people jockeying to replace term-limited Gov. Larry Hogan in 2022.

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