Assessing Biden’s start: Poll finds support for activist government

Carl M. Cannon | RealClearPolitics/March 30th, 2021 On March 11, 2021, Joe Biden signed into law a measure that was his top priority even before he took office: a $1.9 trillion spending bill to ease the year-long financial upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,”

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Treasury sending out $600 stimulus checks this week

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square/December 30th, 2020 (The Center Square) – A second round of stimulus checks, this time in the amount of $600, is being sent out this week, the U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday. Referred to as economic impact payments, the $600 check individuals will receive is part of the Coronavirus Response

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How Will Trump’s Stalled Pandemic Stimulus Bill Signing Impact Unemployment Benefits?

Lauren Costantino, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 30 at 1:08pm ESTby THE CITY President Donald Trump’s stalled signing of the $900 billion pandemic stimulus bill Sunday came a day after two key pandemic unemployment aid programs expired under the CARES Act.  The president’s delay spurred concerns about a lapse in benefits. But

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More Rent Relief and a New Eviction Moratorium on the Way for New York Tenants

Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 28 at 8:37pm ESTby THE CITY The coming end of the year brings some promising news for tenants economically slammed by the pandemic: another shot at rent relief for tens of thousands and a deal to push the residential eviction moratorium through May 1.  Here’s

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Critics: Stimulus package full of wasteful spending on programs unrelated to coronavirus

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Dec 24, 2020 (The Center Square) – The $2.3 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress includes $900 billion for additional coronavirus relief and is full of wasteful spending of taxpayer money on programs that have nothing to do with the coronavirus, numerous critics argue.

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