MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly was poised Thursday to repeal Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate, a move that would jeopardize more than $49 million in federal food assistance, brush aside warnings from health experts and make Wisconsin one of only 10 states without a statewide order.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday she will not cede her authority to issue certain COVID-19 restrictions, calling Republicans' attempt to hold back federal pandemic relief unless she changes course “cruel and reckless.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived at the White House ready to wield his pen to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy and begin pushing his own priorities.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $3.5 billion coronavirus recovery plan but threatened to withhold billions to K-12 schools unless Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cedes her administration's power to prohibit in-person instruction and sports to local health departments.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought “common ground” with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address Wednesday, calling for quick passage of a multibillion-dollar relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to Michigan schools and businesses to help end the pandemic.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to distribute just over $900 million to aid schools and hospitality-related businesses hit hard by the coronavirus, as well as people struggling to pay rent or utility bills.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two former Republican speakers of the Idaho House took the unusual step of releasing a letter Wednesday blasting the Republican-dominated Legislature for its attempts to strip GOP Gov. Brad Little and future governors of emergency powers during crises like the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve will keep pursuing its low-interest rate policies until an economic recovery is well underway, acknowledging that the economy has faltered in recent months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration launched its new level-with-America health briefings Wednesday with a projection that as many as 90,000 more in the U.S. will die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks — a sobering warning as the government strains to improve delivery and injection of vaccines.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will likely soon get the final say about whether to limit the governor’s powers during a disaster emergency after a divided state House of Representatives endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday.
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NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Walter Gloshinski, who owns Smiling with Hope Pizza in Reno, Nevada, believes the pandemic has forced workers to make impossible choices.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate passed a measure Tuesday to take some emergency management power away from Pennsylvania's governors as lawmakers struck out at Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the pandemic response.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Faced with a weakening of his executive powers, Kentucky's Democratic governor has offered an outline for potential compromises in a letter to top Republican legislative leaders.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The interim chief of the Capitol Police apologized Tuesday for failing to prepare for what became a violent insurrection despite having warnings that white supremacists and far-right groups would target Congress.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed raising taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans and large companies Tuesday to help plug a projected $1.28 billion gap in the next two-year budget, while calling for more spending on education and on helping the state recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third government.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking President Joe Biden for $3 billion to help Louisiana with its ongoing recovery from the 2020 hurricanes, saying Tuesday that he's filed a request with the new White House similar to the unfulfilled ask he made of the prior administration.
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — The former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and critic of former President Donald Trump's hurricane relief to the island, Carmen Yulín Cruz, will take a one-year post at Mount Holyoke College.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House lawmakers want to shift more money into public health and nursing homes, saying the state needs to spend more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Monday released the education portion of his budget proposal, aiming to address short- and long-term effects of the pandemic while putting the focus on racial equity and inclusion.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to end coronavirus restrictions limiting private and public gatherings to 10 people or fewer passed the House on Monday and is headed to the Senate.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Mills administration told lawmakers Monday the state cannot afford to fully mirror federal tax cuts on pandemic aid that funneled into Maine, saying it would cost $100 million. Republicans pushed backed, saying more needs to be done to help hard-hit businesses.
Here’s what’s happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: