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4/8/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-08T08:51:41+00:00 By |

State health providers will receive an additional $800 million beginning in July. Grocery stores are reducing their occupancy and hours beginning today. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley pushes for release of racial and ethnic data on COVID-19 patients As candidates struggle to collect signatures required to appear on the 2020 ballot will Massachusetts Legislature reduce the required number [...]

4/7/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-07T08:47:17+00:00 By |

A statewide relief fund is available to residents negatively affected by COVID-19. Speaker Nancy Pelosi seeks $1 trillion for next COVID-19 relief bill. State budget leaders host virtual economic roundtable this morning. Small businesses struggle with cumbersome and confusing application for relief funds. 2020 could be the shortest Presidential election ever. Why? Today’s COVID-19 silver lining: [...]

4/6/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-06T08:28:39+00:00 By |

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recommends a city-wide curfew beginning today. Top American health leaders tell Americans to brace for the toughest week yet. State education officials wait to decide on cancelling the rest of the academic school year leaving many parents, educators and health care professionals with concerns. Housing advocates call on the Legislature to quickly [...]

4/3/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-03T08:57:11+00:00 By |

Here are today’s legislative takeaways: Homeowner and tenant protection bills are separately advancing through both branches of the Massachusetts legislature but have not made it to the governor’s desk yet. Bills moving the state tax collection deadline, allowing for take-out sales of beer and wine, allowing boards to meet virtually and pushing back municipal property tax [...]

4/2/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-02T10:34:35+00:00 By |

Talks have begun on what “Round Four” of Federal COVID-19 relief legislation could look like. Small businesses should apply quickly for relief. State revenues are among the growing list of economic losses of COVID-19, and budget writers are starting from scratch. Boston City Council passed a mostly symbolic resolution 12-1, calling for a moratorium on rent [...]

4/1/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-01T09:54:47+00:00 By |

Rabbit, Rabbit, it’s a socially distant rabbit. The stay-at-home order is extended until May 4th with all nonessential businesses to remain closed. While the Board of Elementary & Secondary Education empowered the Commissioner of Education to waive statutory requirements and deadlines during their board meeting, a growing number of states have closed schools for the year. [...]

3/31/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-03-31T09:15:55+00:00 By |

There are a lot of unanswered questions this morning: Will Governor Baker extend the nonessential work order? Is riding the MBTA safe? What to do about the $3 billion revenue shortfall the state is expecting with delayed tax receipts? Business as usual: A bill expanding unemployment benefits is on the move in Massachusetts state Senate. The [...]

3/30/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-03-30T09:47:00+00:00 By |

Government didn’t rest over the weekend with rapidly unfolding COVID-19 response continuing. Here’s what you need to know: While many eligible Americans will soon receive their coronavirus stimulus checks, President Trump has officially extended social distancing guidelines to April 30. Is there a split between how Democrats and Republicans are responding to the crisis in state [...]

3/27/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-03-27T10:06:13+00:00 By |

The U.S. now leads the world in confirmed cases of COVID-19 with more than 82,000 confirmed cases and nearly 1,200 confirmed deaths. Governor Baker is seeking federal disaster aid for Massachusetts to fight the deepening economic and human toll, where unemployment has hit 4.2 percent. In a rare divide, Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh disagree [...]

3/26/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-03-26T09:56:02+00:00 By |

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package with direct aid going to many Americans, a huge boost in unemployment benefits, and aid going to larger business with direct oversight and reporting. There’s a lot in this bill that will have huge local impact so buckle up for a deep dive below. Here [...]