COVID-19 & Capital Hill

The Senate has left for their Memorial Day district work period. When the upper chamber returns on June 1, it’s likely to focus on clearing pending presidential nominations as House Democrats

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Getting America Open Again

While the world is slowly starting to open up and move toward “normal,” it seems as if DC has already gotten there – politically at least. After passing four stimulus

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The Virus Is Vaporizing Tax Revenues, Putting States in a Bind

The overwhelming news from the states is the financial impact COVID-19 is having on their bottom line…and precisely one article on why they shouldn’t be given or take a bailout

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Congress Moved Quickly to Pass Costly Aid Package

If you’re a regular reader of these updates, this week’s will seem like Deja vu. Congress moved quickly to pass a costly aid package without regard to how it would

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How Did You Help During the Great Pandemic?

There’s one word I typically avoid and usually cringe when it’s used: unprecedented. Its inclusion is for dramatic effect, of course. And while it can technically be used to connote

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State News – Georgia Republicans

“Cities and states brace for economic ‘reckoning,’ eyeing major cuts and fearing federal coronavirus aid isn’t enough,” by WaPo’s Tony Room: Many states and cities, which were already cash-strapped, are

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Campaign Trail – Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump President Trump on Friday renewed his calls for a broad payroll tax cut as part of a “phase four” coronavirus relief package to ease the economic pain caused

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Stimulus Bills Were Focused On Government, Hospitals, And US Businesses

The ink was barely dry from signing the third and largest stimulus package in the history of our Country, and there was already talk of a fourth bill. The first

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State News – Ohio & New York

States brace for massive budget gaps in coronavirus recession State governments have spent a decade stockpiling billions of dollars in reserve funds for the next economic downturn, scarred by the

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Campaign Trail – Who Runs Against Donald Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden built on his commanding lead for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination overwhelmingly beating Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the Arizona, Florida, and Illinois primaries. With

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