Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | health and fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment … Read more

Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | health and fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment … Read more

Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | Health & Fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment … Read more

Court: Iowa restaurants can’t collect COVID loss insurance | health and fitness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that two restaurants cannot collect damages from insurance policies for losing business following the governor’s March 2020 order requiring restaurants to temporarily stop in-person dining amid rising COVID-19 cases. The case likely serves as a lesson to business owners who believe they’ve purchased all-risk … Read more

Bills revamping taxes, tightening benefit rules draw vetoes | Health

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor on Friday vetoed bills that would revamp the state’s tax code and tighten rules for public benefits, continuing his pushback against the Republican legislative agenda. In his latest flurry of vetoes, Gov. Andy Beshear targeted a measure aimed at gradually phasing out … Read more

NY lawmakers debate $220B budget, boosted by federal funds | Health

By MARINA VILLENEUVE – Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York is set to rely on an influx of federal funds and higher-than-expected tax revenues to balance the state budget, which was being finalized about a week late. Disagreements over policy issues held up passage of the spending plan, which is being used to … Read more

Bills revamping taxes, tightening benefit rules draw vetoes | Health

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor on Friday vetoed bills that would revamp the state’s tax code and tighten rules for public benefits, continuing his pushback against the Republican legislative agenda. In his latest flurry of vetoes, Gov. Andy Beshear targeted a measure aimed at gradually phasing out … Read more

Biden, Obama mark 12 years under Obama’s health care law | Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hugs, laughs and good-natured ribbing, Barack Obama on Tuesday returned to the White House for the first time in more than five years to savor the 12th anniversary of his signature health care law and give a boost to President Joe Biden’s efforts to expand it. The Affordable Care Act has … Read more

Biden-Obama: White House reunion to celebrate health law | PA Power and Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time President Barack Obama was in the White House on Jan. 20, 2017, when he left to escort his successor — bent on overturning “Obamacare” — to the US Capitol to be inaugurated. Obama returns to the White House on Tuesday for a moment he can savor: His signature Affordable … Read more

Macron holds 1st big rally; Rivals stir up ‘McKinsey Affair’ | Health & Fitness

By SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON – Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held his first big rally Saturday in his race for reelection, promising the French more “progress” and “solidarity” over the next five years, but his campaign has hit a speed bump. It’s been dubbed “the McKinsey Affair,” named after … Read more