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6/22/2020 COVID-19 Update

July 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

This Week’s Landscape A slightly more normal business week ahead Beacon Hill as the House debates a $1 billion supplemental budget on Wednesday and the Senate takes up expansive health care bills Thursday. The Speaker’s commission on recovery will meet for the first time, focusing on the financial health of health insurance providers and discussion is sure to continue about police reform, particularly in light of Governor Baker’s call for police training bonuses. Starting today, [...]

6/8/20 COVID-19 Update

The Landscape Week two of national unrest, peaceful marches and protests is prompting demands for action on systemic racism in every sector of government.   Today starts Phase Two of reopening. Non-essential retail businesses are [...]

6/1/20 COVID-19 Update

The Mood As protests engulf the nation and Boston, some turning violent, much of the focus early in the week will be on response and reaction. Attention will shift away from business re-openings, planned legislative [...]

5/29/20 COVID-19 Update

Testimony deadline on emergency paid sick time bill is today at 5 p.m. Fiscal watchdog group warns economic recovery could take five years $50 billion childcare stabilization bill filed in Congress to save the industry [...]

5/28/20 COVID-19 Update

Identity theft scheme targets state unemployment benefits Massachusetts college presidents release four-phase plan for fall reopening, lack confidence about needed testing Massachusetts state Senate swears in two new Senators today Payroll Protection Program sees slowdown; [...]

5/27/20 COVID-19 Update

Education chief working to have schools open this fall amid daunting issues Local health departments worried as they brace for reopening calls amid frequently changing guidelines and inadequate resources After two successful elections, vote-by-mail bills [...]

5/26/20 COVID-19 Update

Congresswoman Clark planning to file bill requiring a federal/state supply chain response coordinator Black and Latinx activists say state is reopening too soon Gateway cities struggle connecting with students through distance learning Recreational cannabis shops [...]

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