Stories tagged: "emergency relief"

The Untold Story of Farmers in Florida
The Untold Story of Farmers in Florida

Farmers struggle to keep the food chain that feeds America going. The #2 industry in Florida is falling apart with no government support. We spent two days with 11 growers in what they call their "fields of dreams." This is what we learned.

Passers-by walk past a closed shop, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Trump Administration Will Allow Small Businesses to Deny Workers Paid Leave in Coronavirus Crisis

More than 75% of American workers are at companies that qualify for exemptions from providing paid leave, effectively gutting the law’s effectiveness.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland and acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, walks to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘Help Is on the Way’: White House and Senate Reach a Deal on Coronavirus Aid Package

The sprawling, 500 page-plus measure builds on earlier efforts focused on vaccines and emergency response, sick and family medical leave for workers, and food aid.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell practices social distancing. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Congress Is Close to Reaching Deal to Help Americans Affected by Coronavirus

The nearly $2 trillion measure would give direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits, help small businesses make payroll, and offer loans to larger industries.

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State Coronavirus Cases Spike, And Small Businesses Promised $50 Million in Relief

With more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Jackson Health prepares for a surge of patients and the state gets ready to help business owners impacted.

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Senate Democrats To GOP: Help People, Not Corporations Only

Lawmakers said the proposal prioritized bailing out corporations over American workers.

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Trump and Pelosi Are Getting Close to Announcing a Coronavirus Aid Bill

The Speaker of the House told reporters on Thursday the final details of the coronavirus aid package were still being worked out, but she hoped to make an announcement on Friday.