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Florida Gov. DeSantis suspends all remaining Covid restrictions: ‘We are no longer in a state of emergency’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks holding his facemask during a press conference to address the rise of coronavirus cases in the state, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, on July 13, 2020. Chandan Khanna | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON —......

Gov. Whitmer to provide COVID-19 update as surge slows in Michigan

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will provide an update Thursday morning on her administration’s COVID-19 response as a surge of infections and hospitalizations slows in the state. Whitmer is scheduled to speak at 9:30 a.m. While Michigan has led......

Nursing home families still in the dark after Gov. Cuomo’s COVID disaster

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Daniel Arbeeny, Peter Arbeeny Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s now-notorious decision to force nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients was based neither on science nor common sense. We need answers: substantive, accurate accounting. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics......

Oklahoma gov signs bill that provides protections for drivers who hit protesters blocking roadways

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) on Wednesday signed a bill that protect drivers who unintentionally injure or kill protesters while attempting to flee their demonstration. The measure also ups the penalties for activists who obstruct a public street during a......

Michigan Gov. Whitmer touts therapies to slash COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As Michigan enters its sixth straight week of rising COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expanded the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths for high-risk patients. “We are using every mitigation strategy, every medication, and......

Georgia Gov. Kemp cheers Augusta National for ‘not getting involved in politics’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp praised the Augusta National Golf Club for not caving to the political pressures that have befallen the state recently. “I personally applaud the Masters for not getting involved in politics,” Kemp told CNBC’s Seema Mody in......

Michigan Gov. Whitmer urges residents to restrict activity as Covid cases overwhelm state health system

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer signed at least $2.5 billion in COVID-19 relief spending Tuesday, March......

Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, a Republican, vetoed an anti-transgender bill.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas vetoed a bill on Monday that would make it illegal for transgender minors to receive gender-affirming medication or surgery — a rare Republican rejection of the growing conservative effort to restrict transgender people’s health care and participation in society. The Arkansas State Legislature could override......

Texas Gov. nixes 1st pitch over MLB’s ASG move

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday afternoon that he will not be throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers‘ home opener, as had been scheduled, because of Major League Baseball’s response to voting laws recently passed in Georgia. “I was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch......

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dismisses corporate backlash over election law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dismissed corporate backlash against voting legislation he signed into law on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Wednesday afternoon. The governor signed a sweeping GOP-backed election bill into law last week that civil rights advocates say disproportionately hurts voters......

Gov. Evers says ‘No’ to Wisconsin Republicans’ input on stimulus spending

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Wisconsin lawmakers won’t have much say in how Gov. Tony Evers spends over $5 billion in stimulus dollars. The governor on Monday vetoed a proposal to give the legislature some input in the process. The $5 billion is on......

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs GOP election bill amid an outcry

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Atlanta – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. Democrats and......

Maryland Gov. Hogan signs bill to pay $577M to state HBCUs

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday signed a bill that will send hundreds of millions of dollars to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state. The bill will send an additional $577 million in additional......

A grand jury indictment may complicate Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential plans

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A grand jury indictment may complicate Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential plans – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Texas Governor Rick Perry’s possible presidential ambitions may have been made more difficult after being accused of abusing his power. Jan Crawford......

Minnesota Gov. Walz revises budget, drops some proposed tax hikes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here After a $1.6 billion projected budget surplus and $2.6 billion on the way from the federal government, Gov. Tim Walz proposed a revised budget for the next two years. “Minnesotans have met the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic as they......

Wisconsin lawmakers scuttle Gov. Evers’ building plan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here There will be construction included in the next state budget, but it will not be the construction plan from Wisconsin’s governor. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday scuttled Gov. Tony Evers’ $2.4 billion building proposal. Half of the governor’s list of......

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