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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Policy News: April 6, 2020 6.4.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Lawmakers Provide Additional Funding for Science Agencies in CARES Act, Funding Agencies Release New Guidance NSF receives $76 million for coronavirus grants. EPA Reduces Enforcement Activities, Extends Comment Period for “Transparency in Science” Rule by 30 Days The comment period for the proposed rule closes May 18. Executive Branch NSF Director France ...
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Jared Kushner's role in coronavirus response draws scrutiny, criticism 5.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The president's son-in-law and senior adviser has emerged as a key figure in the Trump administration's response to the outbreak.
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Letters to the Editor: Gavin Newsom's eviction delay policy is fair to renters and landlords 5.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Landlords who must continue to maintain their properties cannot go without rental income indefinitely; Newsom's eviction delay policy recognizes that.

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Tech frustrations, inequity and silver linings: Minnesota’s first week of distance learning 3.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Week one of hundreds of thousands of Minnesota students attempting to learn from home was punctuated by widespread technology failures, overwhelmed parents and deepening inequities, as schools learned they likely won’t reopen before the end of the academic year.
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Paid sick time advocates say pandemic proves point 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Even with provisions in coronavirus emergency measures, advocates of paid sick time say the need exists for broader protections.
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Essential workers say employers not following work-from-home, safety precautions 1.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
During the first week of Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order, workers are questioning whether their jobs are truly essential and say they fear contracting the coronavirus at work. Others say their employers won’t allow them to work from home.
What you need to know if you're a renter in California during the coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

With the coronavirus crisis forcing Californians lose paychecks, here's a guide for renters and homeowners worried about paying their rent or mortgage.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom sticks to pressure, not force, in California's coronavirus shutdown 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom has been steadfast in contending that his stay-at-home order should be enforced through persuasion, not punishment

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Lose your job over the coronavirus? Here's how to avoid eviction if you can't pay rent 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

With the coronavirus crisis forcing Californians lose paychecks, here's a guide for renters and homeowners worried about paying their rent or mortgage.

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A's for all? Pass/fail? Colleges grapple with grading fairness during coronavirus 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Colleges are grappling with competing student demands to change grading during the coronavirus outbreak. Some want pass/fail for all to ensure equity while others want letter grades to boost GPAs.

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Women in New York giving birth alone may be facing their 'worst nightmare' 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Two of the city's leading hospital systems announced stringent new policies barring visitors of any kind to its labor and postpartum units.

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Coronavirus is supercharging the fight over California's new employment law 27.3.2020 LA Times: Business

The coronavirus outbreak, and the economic downturn it has ushered in, have given fresh arguments to both sides in the fight over the legal rights of independent contractors.

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California DMV is scaling back over coronavirus. Some employees say it's not enough 26.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Acting to slow the spread of COVID-19, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has dramatically restricted customer visits to its field offices.

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Can the Federal Government Stop the Small Business Apocalypse? 26.3.2020 Mother Jones
For the past year, economists and policy experts had been warning of a coming economic downturn. But the screeching halt the economy has experienced in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t that, says Mike Konzcal, who studies financial reform and unemployment at the Roosevelt Institute, a left-leaning think tank. “It is so difficult to […]
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White House not using defense powers to boost medical supplies 24.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump has issued contradictory statements about whether he's ordering private companies to ramp up production of medical goods. At the center of all this is the Defense Production Act.
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Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: State officials report first death linked to virus 21.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State health officials on Saturday announced the first death in Minnesota linked to COVID-19. The death occurred Thursday; state officials said it was a Ramsey County resident in their 80s who had recently tested positive for COVID-19.
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Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: 2 people in intensive care as virus' spread hastens 21.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Health officials said the actual number of coronavirus cases is much higher than the 115 confirmed — they’ve completed just 3,856 tests, rationing them to the most vulnerable people, amid a national shortage of supplies.
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Column: The coronavirus crisis shows what happens when a country puts its workers last 21.3.2020 LA Times: Business

In recent days, alarm about the economic impact of the novel coronavirus have turned conservatives who weeks ago were boasting about the shrinking of the U.S. government into raving Keynesians, proclaiming the virtues of deficit-financed economic stimulus.

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Job losses from coronavirus are already devastating Southern California 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Coronavirus unemployment hits a broad swath of industries across California.

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