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Missouri governor nixes voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Although I was never in support of MO HealthNet expansion, I always said that I would uphold the ballot amendment if passed,” said Parson. “However, without a revenue source or funding authority from the General Assembly, we are unable......

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he’ll pardon residents charged with breaking COVID-19 protocols

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he’ll pardon anyone in the state who has been charged for violating COVID-19 safety measures like masking and social distancing. DeSantis made the announcement on Fox News while discussing the case of two gym......

Ohio governor offers chance at $1 million prize to get vaccinated

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Stefanie Dunahay, 39, and Matt Dunahay, 39, wait to receive their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as vaccine eligibility expands to anyone over the age of 16 at the Bradfield Community Center through Health Partners of Western Ohio in Lima, Ohio, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger/File Photo As U.S. political......

Missouri governor orders end to federal pandemic unemployment benefits

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joe Mueller, The Center Square In a bid to encourage people to return work, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced the discontinuation of the $300-per-week federal pandemic unemployment compensation. He ordered the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial......

Pennsylvania latest state to fight governor on emergency powers

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Across America, state legislators have risen up to curtail the emergency powers that their governors amassed during the coronavirus pandemic. This national movement is as bipartisan as it gets. In Massachusetts, Democratic legislators are fighting to rein......

Detroit charter commission OKs updated revisions to send to governor

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — The Detroit Charter Revision Commission on Tuesday approved changes to its charter revision plan after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rejected initial proposed revisions, citing “legal deficiencies.” “We were definitely going to take a look at the comments we got......

Businessman Glenn Youngkin captures GOP nomination for Virginia governor | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here (CNN) —   Businessman Glenn Youngkin earned the Republican nomination for Virginia governor after his final opponent conceded the race while ballots were still being tabulated Monday night. A former executive at The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm,......

Glenn Youngkin Declares Victory as G.O.P. Nominee for Virginia Governor

New York Times
In a statement, Mr. McAuliffe compared Mr. Youngkin to other Republicans who “fawn all over Donald Trump” and “fully embrace his extreme, right-wing agenda,” adding, “Now, Glenn Youngkin has paid enough to purchase the Republican gubernatorial nomination so he can run Donald Trump’s dangerous playbook here in Virginia.” Republicans have......

Air travel has busiest day since early 2020 over Mother’s Day weekend

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Air travel has busiest day since early 2020 over Mother’s Day weekend – CBS News Watch CBSN Live With COVID-19 vaccinations rising and cases falling, travel is slowly getting back to pre-pandemic levels. But a fight is brewing in......

Georgia governor signs bill barring large cuts in police budgets

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempGeorgia governor signs bill barring large cuts in police budgets Stacey Abrams on why she won’t quit working: ‘The world isn’t fair yet’ Georgia, South Carolina governors sign bills to pay college athletes......

Pete du Pont, Ex-Delaware Governor Who Ran for President, Dies at 86

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Pete du Pont, the scion of one of America’s wealthiest families and a two-term Republican governor of Delaware who presided over an economic revival in his debt-ridden state and in 1988 ran for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Wilmington, Del. He was 86. His death was......

Pete du Pont, Ex-Delaware Governor Who Ran for President, Dies at 86

New York Times
Pete du Pont, the scion of one of America’s wealthiest families and a two-term Republican governor of Delaware who presided over an economic revival in his debt-ridden state and in 1988 ran for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Wilmington, Del. He was 86. His death was......

Maryland governor pardons 34 victims of racial lynching

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) issued posthumous pardons for 34 people who were victims of racially-motivated lynchings. Hogan signed an order during a news conference Saturday afternoon, marking the first time in history that a governor issued a......

Montana governor approves restrictions on transgender athletes in schools

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Montana Gov. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianforteSouth Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June On The Money: How demand is outstripping supply and hampering recovery | Montana pulls back jobless benefits | Yellen says higher rates......

Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg via Getty Images LONDON — Cryptocurrencies “have no intrinsic value” and people who invest in them should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England (BOE) Governor Andrew......

Virginia G.O.P.’s Choices for Governor: ‘Trumpy, Trumpier, Trumpiest’

New York Times
In response to the Dominion question, Mr. Youngkin said, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is the most important issue we’re going to talk about right now.” He laid out “five steps to restore our trust” in elections. A former co-chief executive of the Carlyle Group, Mr. Youngkin has spent at least......

Virginia governor planning to lift COVID-19 occupancy restrictions on June 15

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is planning to lift COVID-19 occupancy restrictions on June 15. Northam said during a press conference on Thursday that he will likely lift the remaining restrictions as long as vaccination numbers trend......

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