Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Governent, COVID Relief

Dec 28, 2020
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.

N.Y. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said Monday that negotiations are underway with the Senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on potential tax increases on the wealthy in New York, and that lawmakers could still return to Albany before the end of the year to act on such a measure.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it could be forced to cut the Metro-North commuter rail service by up to 50 percent if it doesn’t get additional federal assistance. 

Homeless During Coronavirus
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut believes Congress needs to move faster on another COVID-19 stimulus package now that the election is over.