Pritzker says reopening the state economy too soon may lead to a new spike in COVID-19 infections.
But some aldermen pushed back against the mayor’s call for extraordinary spending powers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite privacy concerns, one commissioner says cops and EMTs could be safer if they knew who had the virus before responding to calls.
The $484 billion bill is expected to approved by the Senate Tuesday afternoon. The largest component of the legislation, according to a summary obtained by NPR, is more than $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, a popular assistance program created last month in an earlier relief package knows as the CARES Act. The package also includes $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.Email the show at email@example.com Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newsletter at npr.org/politicsnewsletter Find and support your local public radio station at donate.npr.org
Both Republicans and Democrats agreed that a small business program that ran out of money needed a major infusion.
President Trump vowed to sign the latest coronavirus relief legislation nearing the finish line in Washington.
Many businesses have struggled to get any money from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. But a company owned by a prominent Chicago family received a $5.5 million loan.
President Trump has delivered an ever-evolving message about the coronavirus pandemic. We compare Trump’s remarks and actions to his administration’s.
Note: This podcast contains an explicit description of an alleged sexual assault.Tara Reade, a former junior staffer in Joe Biden’s Senate office, has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1993. The Biden campaign denies the accusation and says the alleged incident “absolutely did not happen.” This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org Join the Facebook group at n.pr/politicsgroup Subscribe to our newsletter at npr.org/politicsnewsletter Find and support your local public radio station at donate.npr.org
A number of governors have outwardly disagreed with the Trump administration’s timeline to reopen state economies.