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Senate passes $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

Senate passes $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package st [...] Read full article: Senate passes $2.2 trillion coronavirus ...→

Senate passes $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

Senate passes $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package st [...] Read full article: Senate passes $2.2 trillion coronavirus ...→

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Wednesday with more than 5,500 confirmed. The 5,506 new COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to [...] Read full article: Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500...→

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump said he supported the idea of giving Americans a “very generous” second round of financial aid to counter the effect of the shutdowns amid the [...] Read full article: Trump supports second ‘very generous’ co...→

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a co [...] Read full article: Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths ...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday to highlight more than $900 million in funding for rent and mortgage as [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million...→

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the new Senate GOP policing package Wednesday, saying it doesn’t offer any real change. Read full article: Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ...→

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

The bill would give all eligible residents the opportunity to vote early, allow residents to vote-by-mail, and expand absentee ballot access. Read full article: Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Ad...→

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Novel coronavirus cases in California pass the 150,000 mark as well as more than 5,000 deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Case total in California pa...→

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that Senate Republicans are “so damn stupid” for not passing a $3 trillion coronavirus bill a [...] Read full article: Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn ...→

Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of t [...] Read full article: Senate confirms first black service chie...→

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate Republicans are crafting their own legislation to compete with House Democrats’ plan to overhaul policing across the country, though there are already s [...] Read full article: Senate GOP working on police-reform pack...→

Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 cases, over 15,000 in Bay Area

Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 cases, over 15,000 in Bay Area

California set a new single-day record for new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, with 3,603 positive tests. Read full article: Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 c...→

Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill

Georgia’s state Senate has passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders after lawmakers struck a deal to remove language protecting police Read full article: Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate cr...→

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Monday as the state reported nearly 3,000 new cases and a dozen new deaths. With 2,929 new COVID-19 cases, the stat [...] Read full article: Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases...→

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper’s standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 mill [...] Read full article: New political group tries to rescue Hick...→

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a ma [...] Read full article: U.S. Senate passes major public lands bi...→

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attempt to strike a balance between supporting and improving police in the country, [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans unveiled their new po...→

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Democrats’ policing overhaul package, as written, is dead in the water in the Senate chamber. Read full article: Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing pa...→

Trump, Senate Republicans delay action on coronavirus relief spending

The White House and its Senate Republican allies have decided to delay action on another massive round of coronavirus spending until July, hopeful that an impr [...] Read full article: Trump, Senate Republicans delay action o...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

A majority of City Council members wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday, demanding a $500 million emergency relief program to help save small businesses from th [...] Read full article: City Council asks for $500M to rescue co...→

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Panelists and senators on the body's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee considered a broad range of issues including masks, internet access [...] Read full article: Senate hearing paints murky picture of s...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Of the state's 6,014 deaths, over two-thirds have occurred in nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults. Read full article: Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Pa...→

Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 trillion for 2020

Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 trillion for 2020

Uncle Sam has added $1.2 trillion to the budget deficit over the last two months, according to the latest numbers Monday that detail how the government has use [...] Read full article: Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 tril...→

Senate passes bill to give businesses more leeway with PPP funds

As of Wednesday night, SBA reported that 4.5 million businesses had received approvals for loans totaling $510.6 billion. About $130 billion remains from the s [...] Read full article: Senate passes bill to give businesses mo...→

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

"We will be doing another stimulus package. It will be very good, it will be very generous," Trump said Monday in an interview with Scripps. Read full article: Trump voices support for a second stimul...→

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

California has 177,236 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of June 21, according to totals reported by county public health department websites. Los Angeles [...] Read full article: Coronavirus state tracker: California pa...→

Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrastructure package

Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrastructure package

House Democrats on Thursday rolled out a more than $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, billing it as an economic stimulus to create jobs and fight the recession [...] Read full article: Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrast...→

Senate passes major conservation package

Senate passes major conservation package

The bill must still win approval in the House before it can go to Trump's desk, but prospects appear good. Read full article: Senate passes major conservation package...→

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Before adjourning until Friday, they did pass a number of police reform bills. While each of the bills was expected to pass, the question lingering over lawmak [...] Read full article: Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Refor...→

Trump administration prepares $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost economy

Trump administration prepares $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost economy

The Trump administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost the nation’s economy following months of lockdowns and business closures du [...] Read full article: Trump administration prepares $1 trillio...→

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

Peter Navarro said the White House would also like to see a “critical” payroll tax cut and a focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. in any furth [...] Read full article: White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at lea...→

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday he extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, which gives him sweeping authority under the state’s emergency powers la [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime ...→

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are suing Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf over his refusal to issue an executive order to end the state's coronavirus emergency, a move [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov....→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Colorado’s sweeping police reform bill passed the state Senate on Tuesday morning with only one Republican vote against the bill. Read full article: Sweeping police reform bill passes Color...→

Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths: medical examiner

With 33 more COVID-19 deaths, the county’s total rose to 4,005, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Read full article: Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus dea...→

Colorado coronavirus relief package would help with rent, mortgages, business loans

Colorado coronavirus relief package would help with rent, mortgages, business loans

Colorado Democrats unveiled a broad package of coronavirus relief legislation Thursday that includes rent and mortgage assistance, expanded unemployment benefi [...] Read full article: Colorado coronavirus relief package woul...→

Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan program, sends to Trump for signature

Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan program, sends to Trump for signature

The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act eases restrictions and comes after the program was scrutinized for providing aid to unintended recipients. Read full article: Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan progr...→

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Wednesday with more than 5,500 confirmed. The 5,506 new COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to [...] Read full article: Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500...→

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

"We will be doing another stimulus package. It will be very good, it will be very generous," Trump said Monday in an interview with Scripps. Read full article: Trump voices support for a second stimul...→

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Monday as the state reported nearly 3,000 new cases and a dozen new deaths. With 2,929 new COVID-19 cases, the stat [...] Read full article: Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases...→

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a co [...] Read full article: Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths ...→

Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrastructure package

Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrastructure package

House Democrats on Thursday rolled out a more than $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, billing it as an economic stimulus to create jobs and fight the recession [...] Read full article: Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrast...→

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a ma [...] Read full article: U.S. Senate passes major public lands bi...→

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the new Senate GOP policing package Wednesday, saying it doesn’t offer any real change. Read full article: Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ...→

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Before adjourning until Friday, they did pass a number of police reform bills. While each of the bills was expected to pass, the question lingering over lawmak [...] Read full article: Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Refor...→

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Democrats’ policing overhaul package, as written, is dead in the water in the Senate chamber. Read full article: Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing pa...→

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Novel coronavirus cases in California pass the 150,000 mark as well as more than 5,000 deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Case total in California pa...→

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

Peter Navarro said the White House would also like to see a “critical” payroll tax cut and a focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. in any furth [...] Read full article: White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at lea...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are suing Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf over his refusal to issue an executive order to end the state's coronavirus emergency, a move [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov....→

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Panelists and senators on the body's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee considered a broad range of issues including masks, internet access [...] Read full article: Senate hearing paints murky picture of s...→

Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of t [...] Read full article: Senate confirms first black service chie...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Of the state's 6,014 deaths, over two-thirds have occurred in nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults. Read full article: Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Pa...→

Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths: medical examiner

With 33 more COVID-19 deaths, the county’s total rose to 4,005, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Read full article: Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus dea...→

Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan program, sends to Trump for signature

Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan program, sends to Trump for signature

The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act eases restrictions and comes after the program was scrutinized for providing aid to unintended recipients. Read full article: Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan progr...→

Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill

Georgia’s state Senate has passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders after lawmakers struck a deal to remove language protecting police Read full article: Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate cr...→

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump said he supported the idea of giving Americans a “very generous” second round of financial aid to counter the effect of the shutdowns amid the [...] Read full article: Trump supports second ‘very generous’ co...→

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

California has 177,236 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of June 21, according to totals reported by county public health department websites. Los Angeles [...] Read full article: Coronavirus state tracker: California pa...→

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper’s standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 mill [...] Read full article: New political group tries to rescue Hick...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday to highlight more than $900 million in funding for rent and mortgage as [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million...→

Senate passes major conservation package

Senate passes major conservation package

The bill must still win approval in the House before it can go to Trump's desk, but prospects appear good. Read full article: Senate passes major conservation package...→

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attempt to strike a balance between supporting and improving police in the country, [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans unveiled their new po...→

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

The bill would give all eligible residents the opportunity to vote early, allow residents to vote-by-mail, and expand absentee ballot access. Read full article: Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Ad...→

Trump administration prepares $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost economy

Trump administration prepares $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost economy

The Trump administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost the nation’s economy following months of lockdowns and business closures du [...] Read full article: Trump administration prepares $1 trillio...→

Trump, Senate Republicans delay action on coronavirus relief spending

The White House and its Senate Republican allies have decided to delay action on another massive round of coronavirus spending until July, hopeful that an impr [...] Read full article: Trump, Senate Republicans delay action o...→

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that Senate Republicans are “so damn stupid” for not passing a $3 trillion coronavirus bill a [...] Read full article: Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn ...→

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday he extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, which gives him sweeping authority under the state’s emergency powers la [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime ...→

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

A majority of City Council members wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday, demanding a $500 million emergency relief program to help save small businesses from th [...] Read full article: City Council asks for $500M to rescue co...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate Republicans are crafting their own legislation to compete with House Democrats’ plan to overhaul policing across the country, though there are already s [...] Read full article: Senate GOP working on police-reform pack...→

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Colorado’s sweeping police reform bill passed the state Senate on Tuesday morning with only one Republican vote against the bill. Read full article: Sweeping police reform bill passes Color...→

Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 trillion for 2020

Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 trillion for 2020

Uncle Sam has added $1.2 trillion to the budget deficit over the last two months, according to the latest numbers Monday that detail how the government has use [...] Read full article: Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 tril...→

Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 cases, over 15,000 in Bay Area

Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 cases, over 15,000 in Bay Area

California set a new single-day record for new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, with 3,603 positive tests. Read full article: Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 c...→

Colorado coronavirus relief package would help with rent, mortgages, business loans

Colorado coronavirus relief package would help with rent, mortgages, business loans

Colorado Democrats unveiled a broad package of coronavirus relief legislation Thursday that includes rent and mortgage assistance, expanded unemployment benefi [...] Read full article: Colorado coronavirus relief package woul...→

Senate passes bill to give businesses more leeway with PPP funds

As of Wednesday night, SBA reported that 4.5 million businesses had received approvals for loans totaling $510.6 billion. About $130 billion remains from the s [...] Read full article: Senate passes bill to give businesses mo...→

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 109,000 Total

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Wednesday with more than 5,500 confirmed. The 5,506 new COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to [...] Read full article: Florida Shatters Daily Record With 5,500...→

Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate crimes bill

Georgia’s state Senate has passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders after lawmakers struck a deal to remove language protecting police Read full article: Georgia Senate passes bipartisan hate cr...→

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package

"We will be doing another stimulus package. It will be very good, it will be very generous," Trump said Monday in an interview with Scripps. Read full article: Trump voices support for a second stimul...→

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

Trump supports second ‘very generous’ coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump said he supported the idea of giving Americans a “very generous” second round of financial aid to counter the effect of the shutdowns amid the [...] Read full article: Trump supports second ‘very generous’ co...→

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Reaches 3,173

Florida surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Monday as the state reported nearly 3,000 new cases and a dozen new deaths. With 2,929 new COVID-19 cases, the stat [...] Read full article: Florida Passes 100,000 Coronavirus Cases...→

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

Coronavirus state tracker: California passes 5,500 deaths as of June 21

California has 177,236 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of June 21, according to totals reported by county public health department websites. Los Angeles [...] Read full article: Coronavirus state tracker: California pa...→

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a co [...] Read full article: Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths ...→

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper’s standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 mill [...] Read full article: New political group tries to rescue Hick...→

Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrastructure package

Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrastructure package

House Democrats on Thursday rolled out a more than $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, billing it as an economic stimulus to create jobs and fight the recession [...] Read full article: Democrats roll out $1.5 trillion infrast...→

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million federally funded coronavirus relief package

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday to highlight more than $900 million in funding for rent and mortgage as [...] Read full article: Gov. J.B. Pritzker promotes $900 million...→

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a ma [...] Read full article: U.S. Senate passes major public lands bi...→

Senate passes major conservation package

Senate passes major conservation package

The bill must still win approval in the House before it can go to Trump's desk, but prospects appear good. Read full article: Senate passes major conservation package...→

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ‘So-called Justice Act is not action’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the new Senate GOP policing package Wednesday, saying it doesn’t offer any real change. Read full article: Pelosi slams Senate GOP police package: ...→

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attem [...]

Senate Republicans unveiled their new policing package Wednesday that will attempt to strike a balance between supporting and improving police in the country, [...] Read full article: Senate Republicans unveiled their new po...→

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Reform Bill, But Some Question Whether It's Enough

Before adjourning until Friday, they did pass a number of police reform bills. While each of the bills was expected to pass, the question lingering over lawmak [...] Read full article: Minnesota Senate Passes Key Police Refor...→

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Address Voters Coronavirus Safety

The bill would give all eligible residents the opportunity to vote early, allow residents to vote-by-mail, and expand absentee ballot access. Read full article: Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill To Ad...→

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing package: ‘House version is going nowhere in the Senate’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Democrats’ policing overhaul package, as written, is dead in the water in the Senate chamber. Read full article: Mitch McConnell blasts Dems’ policing pa...→

Trump administration prepares $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost economy

Trump administration prepares $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost economy

The Trump administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure package to boost the nation’s economy following months of lockdowns and business closures du [...] Read full article: Trump administration prepares $1 trillio...→

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Coronavirus: Case total in California passes 150,000 mark

Novel coronavirus cases in California pass the 150,000 mark as well as more than 5,000 deaths. Read full article: Coronavirus: Case total in California pa...→

Trump, Senate Republicans delay action on coronavirus relief spending

The White House and its Senate Republican allies have decided to delay action on another massive round of coronavirus spending until July, hopeful that an impr [...] Read full article: Trump, Senate Republicans delay action o...→

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at least $2 trillion’ in next coronavirus relief package

Peter Navarro said the White House would also like to see a “critical” payroll tax cut and a focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. in any furth [...] Read full article: White House adviser: Trump wants ‘at lea...→

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn stupid’ over $3T coronavirus bill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that Senate Republicans are “so damn stupid” for not passing a $3 trillion coronavirus bill a [...] Read full article: Biden calls Senate Republicans ‘so damn ...→

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

MN House passes $60M bill to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved on Friday more than $60 million to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that [...] Read full article: MN House passes $60M bill to help small ...→

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime emergency. Will Senate try to block?

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday he extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, which gives him sweeping authority under the state’s emergency powers la [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz extends coronavirus peacetime ...→

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

City Council asks for $500M to rescue coronavirus-rocked small businesses

A majority of City Council members wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday, demanding a $500 million emergency relief program to help save small businesses from th [...] Read full article: City Council asks for $500M to rescue co...→

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are suing Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf over his refusal to issue an executive order to end the state's coronavirus emergency, a move [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov....→

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Senate hearing paints murky picture of school reopenings amid coronavirus

Panelists and senators on the body's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee considered a broad range of issues including masks, internet access [...] Read full article: Senate hearing paints murky picture of s...→

Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of t [...] Read full article: Senate confirms first black service chie...→

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths

The state also began reporting "probable" coronavirus cases and deaths this week. Officials say 178 more deaths were likely due to COVID-19, though those peopl [...] Read full article: Illinois passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths...→

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, Confirms 797 New Cases of Virus

More than 6,000 people in Illinois have passed away due to coronavirus complications, as the state reported 95 additional deaths and 797 cases of the virus on [...] Read full article: Illinois Passes 6,000 Coronavirus-Relate...→

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate GOP working on police-reform package of its own

Senate Republicans are crafting their own legislation to compete with House Democrats’ plan to overhaul policing across the country, though there are already s [...] Read full article: Senate GOP working on police-reform pack...→

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000

Of the state's 6,014 deaths, over two-thirds have occurred in nursing homes and other facilities that care for older adults. Read full article: Pennsylvania's Coronavirus Death Toll Pa...→

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Sweeping police reform bill passes Colorado Senate 32-1

Colorado’s sweeping police reform bill passed the state Senate on Tuesday morning with only one Republican vote against the bill. Read full article: Sweeping police reform bill passes Color...→

Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 trillion for 2020

Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 trillion for 2020

Uncle Sam has added $1.2 trillion to the budget deficit over the last two months, according to the latest numbers Monday that detail how the government has use [...] Read full article: Coronavirus-fueled deficit nears $2 tril...→

Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus deaths: medical examiner

With 33 more COVID-19 deaths, the county’s total rose to 4,005, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Read full article: Cook County passes 4,000 coronavirus dea...→

Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 cases, over 15,000 in Bay Area

Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 cases, over 15,000 in Bay Area

California set a new single-day record for new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, with 3,603 positive tests. Read full article: Coronavirus: California passes 125,000 c...→

Colorado coronavirus relief package would help with rent, mortgages, business loans

Colorado coronavirus relief package would help with rent, mortgages, business loans

Colorado Democrats unveiled a broad package of coronavirus relief legislation Thursday that includes rent and mortgage assistance, expanded unemployment benefi [...] Read full article: Colorado coronavirus relief package woul...→

Senate passes bill to give businesses more leeway with PPP funds

As of Wednesday night, SBA reported that 4.5 million businesses had received approvals for loans totaling $510.6 billion. About $130 billion remains from the s [...] Read full article: Senate passes bill to give businesses mo...→

Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan program, sends to Trump for signature

Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan program, sends to Trump for signature

The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act eases restrictions and comes after the program was scrutinized for providing aid to unintended recipients. Read full article: Senate passes bill to fix PPP loan progr...→