Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden names John Kerry as ‘climate czar’ in new administration Maloney vows to overhaul a House Democratic campaign machine ‘stuck in the past’ Ocasio-Cortez defends Harry Styles wearing dress on Vogue cover: ‘It looks wonderful’ MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMcSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol Capitol’s COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview Republican senators urge Trump to label West Bank goods as ‘Made in Israel’ MORE (R-Texas) traded jabs on Twitter this week after she recently called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFeinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee Voters want a strong economy and leadership, Democrats should listen On The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | ‘COVID cliff’ looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus MORE (R-Ky.) for dismissing the Senate for
BOSTON (SHNS) – Three months after Gov. Charlie Baker signed a more than $1.1 billion COVID relief spending bill, the administration has made the final $213 million available for dozens of non-profits, municipal departments, and hospitals to claim with just two months left until much of the federal money used to cover the spending expires.
The delay in the release of the funding has become a point of tension and frustration between Democratic leadership in the Legislature and the Baker administration as the two sides try to work together to build a long-term spending plan for the state that will carry the government through to next July.
While the administration now says that all but $89.7 million has been spent or made available for release from that July budget bill, lawmakers and staff say they remain uncertain about how much of the money has made it into the hands of
Gov. Whitmer announces U.S. Small Business Administration relief for eligible businesses impacted by excessive rain
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million available to eligible small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits impacted by excessive rain that occurred Oct. 1, 2019 through June 3, 2020.
SBA extended the loans following the Secretarial Disaster Declaration obtained by Governor Whitmer from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue last year.
“This is welcome news for Michigan businesses that had to endure one of the wettest years on record in Michigan,” said Governor Whitmer. “I’m glad the federal government has recognized the need for this support, and I am eager to continue working with them to further assist Michigan businesses.”
Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations in Clinton, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Midland, Montcalm, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties.
(Reuters) – Sylvia Padilla spent last Thursday checking food pantries in Lubbock, Texas for groceries to feed herself, her daughter and three-year-old grandson.
Some places were closed, others had nothing available. Outside the shuttered St. John’s United Methodist Church, Padilla, 50, recounted her struggle to survive during the economic disaster that the novel coronavirus pandemic had dumped upon her, choking words out through tears of fear and frustration.
“This is like a nightmare I can’t wake up from,” Padilla said, resting her face in her hands. “It really feels like a nightmare, but it’s our reality.”
Like many Americans, Padilla is barely getting by and says she desperately needs government help. She received a $1,200 check in April from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed
The Democrat challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham dismisses calls to delay Barrett confirmation hearings Pelosi calls Trump administration policies on testing and tracing inadequate Durbin: Republicans have been ‘packing the court for the past three and a half years, and they brag about it’ MORE hit the Kentucky Republican repeatedly Monday night for failing to pass a new coronavirus relief package as many of the benefits of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed in March expire.
Amy McGrath, a Marine veteran combat pilot, said if she could handle the difficulty of landing a $70 million jet on an aircraft carrier in bad weather then passing such a measure and “doing what’s right for the American public” shouldn’t be that hard.
She noted the House passed the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act in May.
“Sen. McConnell built a Senate that is so dysfunction and so partisan that
Here’s what you need to know about the impact of Covid-19, Hurricane Delta, and more ahead of the coming trading week.
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday rejected the White House’s latest $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package, saying in a letter to colleagues that a key concern was “the absence of any response on a strategic plan to crush the virus.” Pelosi said she remained hopeful that a deal could be reached, but called the White House offer “one step forward, two steps back.” Even if the Trump administration and Democrats reach a deal, many Senate Republicans oppose another major round of aid, The Wall Street Journal reported, making passing a new deal quickly difficult.
Still, stocks may not need the impetus of a stimulus bill right now. While stimulus headlines were cited for many of the stock
The coronavirus pandemic already has permanently shuttered 24 eateries in her scenic town of about 93,000 people. Button is trying desperately to avoid becoming the 25th.
“They can’t just walk away and go home to campaign,” she said. “It’s getting worse and worse…We need help.”
Button’s plight illustrates the economic consequences of Washington’s failure, after months of intermittent negotiation, to deliver a fresh economic stimulus package. President Trump on Tuesday abruptly halted talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the administration and House Democrats roughly $1 trillion apart on how much aid to provide, tweeting that he would resume work on the measure “immediately after I win” re-election.
The president and his congressional adversaries picked a bad time for gridlock. Job growth is slowing, businesses are closing, and cooler weather is driving people inside where the virus flourishes. In September, for the first time since the pandemic began, the Homebase
Town of Gilbert water tower. (Photo: The Republic)
Gilbert will begin spending some of its nearly $30 million in coronavirus relief funding, three months after the town received the money.
The Town Council will spend $18 million for business grants, loans and other support and $2 million for nonprofits. A majority of the remaining funds may go to a public safety project.
Gov. Doug Ducey in late May announced that Arizona cities, towns and counties would get $441 million of the state’s $1.86 billion of federal coronavirus relief money.
Gilbert didn’t actually receive its $29.2 million “AZCares Fund” allocation until early July, according to town spokesperson Jennifer Harrison. The council formed a Cares subcommittee in August to discuss spending options.
An Arizona Republic analysis from mid-September found that while cities pleaded with the state for their share of the money, once they got it, many have been slow to
A coalition of travel, hotel, franchise, and state and local government groups called for Congress to not go on recess without providing relief for sectors devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 175 organizations representing the public and private sector, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), International Franchise Association (IFA), National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, Airlines for America and the US Travel Association, wrote a letter to congressional leadership on Wednesday.
“The public servants in Washington, D.C. are very focused on protecting their own jobs through the election but right now don’t really seem to care about protecting the jobs of the people they represent,” Chip Rogers, AHLA CEO, said on a call with reporters on Wednesday.
House Democrats plan to bring their $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package to the floor on Wednesday if they don’t reach a deal with the White House. Treasury Secretary
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Stars creating change: Lily Collins, Ewan McGregor and Robert Pattinson will team up to host GO Campaign’s 14th Annual Gala, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.
The virtual, free event on Oct. 24 will also feature exclusive musical performances from HAIM, Judith Hill, Katharine McPhee and David Foster, McGregor and his girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead, as well as McGregor’s daughter’s band French Thyme. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney will also make a special appearance.
All funds raised at the gala will support GO Campaign’s ongoing efforts for global COVID-19 relief and racial justice in the U.S. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, GO Campaign, which aims to raise awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children worldwide, has granted more than $176,000 in COVID emergency relief to grassroots organizations.
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