Monday, June 1, 2020

Counties, Hogan at odds over pandemic planning cooperation

...Pittman said the impact of that announcement “was like lighting a match in a room with a gas leak. People now had local targets for their frustration — their own local governments.”
Many of the larger, more urban counties slowed the pace of entering into phase one. The delays made county leaders such as Olszewski the subject of protests. In Montgomery County, angry protesters shouted down County Executive Marc Elrich Thursday as he announced his county — with the second-largest number of confirmed cases — would move into stage one of the recovery and also allow outdoor seating for restaurants.
Those protesters ran Elrich off with profanity, sometimes calling him a “dictator” or “fascist” and demanding he be subject to a recall election...

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