This week from Washington, the Vice President goes to Rochester; 29 senators endorse the $50 billion Smith/Warren childcare plan and unemployment benefits for gig-workers are up (kind of).
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat from Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District who chairs the House’s Agriculture Committee, said a task force that includes plant management and union representatives will convene to decide how best to restart operation.
The industry’s best hope may come from the federal government. Specifically, an ambitious, longshot proposal by U.S. Sens. Tina Smith of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts: to make $50 billion in grants available through Congress’ next coronavirus response package.
As more people shop for groceries online during the coronavirus pandemic, SNAP benefits users are left behind.
Congress is back in session; Jason Lewis takes to his RV; and Klobuchar is both in and out of VEEP considerations.
Congress will add funds to the Paycheck Protection Program, even amid reports of misuse of the program.
From small business aid to questions about testing, the volume of contacts to most Minnesota offices is up.
Some confusion has arisen since the payments are technically a credit on 2020 taxes.
Taking another look at the CARES Act; who funded the pro-Klobuchar Super PAC; and Omar demands Federal oversight of Amazon after firing of two workers in Shakopee.
The group, Kitchen Table Conversations, spent $3 million in support of Klobuchar.
States have some discretion to determine who is covered, but essentially, any individual who has exhausted all rights to regular unemployment and is self-employed should qualify.
Even for children who file their own taxes, if they are claimed as a dependent by a parent, they will receive no stimulus payment.
Congress considers a fourth COVID-related stimulus package; the Trump administration continues its fight against the Affordable Care Act; and Sen. Bernie Sanders drops his bid for president.
The administration is refusing to defend the law against a suit brought by states calling the individual mandate unconstitutional.
Slavitt, the former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was part of the team that fixed Healthcare.gov after its botched rollout.
Stimulus oversight; vote-by-mail efforts; campaigning in times of COVID-19; and more.
Trump said the office’s reports must be filtered through the White House before being released to Congress.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pushing a bill that would have the federal government foot the cost of nationwide vote-by-mail.
The state will receive $2.187 billion as its share of a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund — as well as millions more from a variety of other federal sources.
Federal stimulus bill; Rep. Angie Craig’s HUMBLE Act gets new attention; Klobuchar’s husband sick with coronavirus infection; and more.