Negotiations over a new COVID-19 rescue bill were in flux Friday after the White House floated cutting an unemployment benefits boost to as little as $100 and President Donald Trump turned to a new priority, adding money to build a new FBI headquarters.
President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.
Toledo City Council president Matt Cherry called for three of the four members of council facing bribery charges to leave the meeting, claiming the other eight were uncomfortable conducting city business in their presence.
The legislation would increase subsidies that lower-earning people would receive to pay for coverage. It would cut federal payments to states that don't expand Medicaid coverage to more Americans and let Medicare negotiate lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.
The police reform proposal from members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would work to end racial profiling in the criminal justice system and improve community relations with law enforcement.
The plan is known as the “Futures for Frontliners” program, and it would provide a tuition-free pathway to college or a technical certificate for those essential workers who don’t have a college degree.
The night before Ohio's regularly scheduled March primary, state leaders postponed it over COVID-19 concerns. State legislators eventually decided to hold the vote by mail and delay Election Day to April 28.