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4/22/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-22T08:57:59+00:00 By |

S. Senate passes $480 billion economic relief bill for small businesses Governor Baker closes schools for remainder of the school year; daycares through June MA House passes bill mandating daily COVID-19 reporting from long term care facilities Massachusetts lawmakers vow to fight temporary immigration ban Lack of federal guidance for COVID-19 testing widens gap between states [...]

4/21/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-21T09:05:34+00:00 By |

Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s COVID-19 response Trump to suspend immigration Walsh doubtful Boston schools will resume this school year Self-employed now eligible for unemployment benefits Secretary of State supports vote-by-mail option in Massachusetts Governor Baker signs bill banning evictions State revises guidelines on who gets ventilators during COVID-19 surge Today’s COVID-19 silver lining: [...]

4/17/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-17T09:25:59+00:00 By |

President Trump unveils plan to reopen the economy Unemployment claims skyrocket for second straight week Funding exhausted for small business paycheck protection program State’s highest court hears arguments in signature requirement lawsuit New York extends shutdown; so does the United Kingdom A recorder pushes one homeschooling parent to the brink Judge upholds Governor’s decision on recreational [...]

4/19/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-16T09:40:18+00:00 By |

Attorney General Maura Healey launches resource website for front line workers Bill to pause evictions and foreclosures in Massachusetts advances MassMutual announces launch of HealthBridge life insurance for healthcare workers Amazon restricts deliveries at French warehouses after inspections – is the U.S. next? Boston’s homeless population tests positive for COVID-19 at alarming rate Trump threatens to [...]

4/15/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-15T10:59:07+00:00 By |

Eighty million Americans start to receive stimulus checks today State economy facing unprecedented times Newton state Senator files vote-by-mail legislation First-time gun purchases reach all-time high Massachusetts high court to hear ballot signature case Trump cuts off new funding for the World Health Organization Recreational cannabis shops get their day in court Lessons in Leadership: Women [...]

4/14/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-14T10:15:46+00:00 By |

Massachusetts joins six other northeast states in economic compact Senator Elizabeth Warren wants the next relief package focused on essential workers Governor Baker commits resources to the City of Chelsea as cases surge Mayor Marty Walsh announces first COVID-19 tests for general public COVID-19 is changing everything, except candidate’s signature-gathering process (so far) College campuses this [...]

4/13/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-13T08:54:49+00:00 By |

Senate bill slashes candidate signature requirement for primary ballot access As COVID-19 surges and unemployment spikes, food banks are at a breaking point The new normal: electronic advocacy and legislating during COVID-19 Commercial fishermen are on the brink and the CARES Act doesn’t provide enough relief Hazard pay negotiated for nurses working in state hospitals and [...]

4/10/20 COIVD-19 Update

2020-04-10T09:00:13+00:00 By |

Governor Baker’s executive orders ease health care license restrictions, initiating an all-call for health professionals The City of Chelsea is a hotspot of COVID-19 Competing proposals for additional coronavirus relief fail in the U.S. Senate State Department of Unemployment Assistance releases guidance on CARES Act Twelve Boston banks agree to defer mortgage payments for homeowners A [...]

4/9/20 COVID-19 Update

2020-04-10T09:02:19+00:00 By |

President Trump attacks vote-by-mail efforts Western Massachusetts legislators join call for demographic data on COVID-19 cases State Police cadets will join their first responder colleagues early Public schools are canceling April vacation; Worcester schedules last day of school Why isn’t Congress working remotely? File under: The Most Maine thing ever -- Maine Musher and her Siberian [...]

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 [...]