Month: December 2020

Trump: Unless Republicans Have ‘Death Wish,’ Must Approve $2,000 Stimulus Checks

December 30th, 2020

  Republicans need to approve the $2,000 stimulus checks, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.   “Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2,000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter, his favored social media platform. Trump posted after Senate Majority […]

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First Known US Case of New CCP Virus Strain Confirmed

December 30th, 2020

BREAKING NEWS A new, potentially more contagious strain of the CCP virus that causes COVID-19 was confirmed in Colorado—the first time it’s been detected in the United States, according to health officials. Health officials in the state informed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the strain, discovering it in a man in his 20s […]

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House Committee Assignments Released for 151st General Assembly

December 30th, 2020

The House of Representatives’ committee assignments for the current 151st Delaware General Assembly were recently released.   Committees play a key role in the legislative process by vetting new legislation. Bills must typically be considered and released by a committee before they are eligible to be debated by the full chamber.   The Speaker of […]

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State Officials Finalize Recommendations for Next Phase of Vaccine Distribution

December 30th, 2020

The Division of Public Health (DPH) has finalized its recommendations for the next groups of Delawareans who will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations under Phase 1b of the state’s inoculation plan.   These groups include frontline essential workers and persons 65 and older. Under federal guidelines, “frontline essential workers” are: firefighters, police, teachers, school support […]

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Attack in Streets of America~RV Broadcast Evacuation Message Before Nashville Christmas Day Explosion: Police

December 26th, 2020

BREAKING NEWS Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 25, 2020. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo) CRIME AND INCIDENTS BY TOM OZIMEK   December 25, 2020 Updated: December 25, 2020 Nashville police were able to usher people to safety before an explosion rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning in what authorities […]

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DE’s Dependence on Federal Transfer Payments Growing

December 26th, 2020

By Dr. John Stapleford Center for Economic Policy and Analysis   A major component of Delaware’s personal income is transfer payments, and the importance of transfer payments in Delaware is growing.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, transfer payments have gone from accounting for 18% up to 21% of Delaware’s personal income (17% today […]

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Lawmakers on Both Sides Block Changes to CCP Virus Bill

December 26th, 2020

NEWS There were multiple attempts on Thursday from both Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives to amend the pandemic aid and government spending package, after President Donald Trump’s surprise demand for more stimulus money for U.S. citizens. One of Trump’s requests was to increase direct payments to Americans from $600 to $2,000 per person, which Democrats attempted to […]

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