May Jobs Report Falls Short Of Projections

Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment Increased By 559,000 In The U.S. In May, Short Of 650,000 Predicted By Economists, According To Data From The U.S. Department Of Labor.

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More Than 15,600 Gas Stations On East Coast Out Of Fuel

Despite The Nation’s Largest Pipeline Being Back Up And Running Following A Cyber- Attack Last Week, More Than 15,600 Gas Stations Are Still Without Gas As Of Thursday In Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, And Mississippi.

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Dem Mayors Launch Pilot Program To Provide Universal Basic Income For Low-Income Residents

A Group Of 43 Democratic Mayors From Across The Country Is Backing Plans To Provide Certain Low-income Residents With A Universal Basic Income. They Argue That The Way To End Or Reduce Poverty Is To Guarantee A Certain Level Of Income To Low-income Residents With No Strings Attached.

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46 Million Americans Can’t Afford Healthcare, Majority Of Hospitals Do Not Provide Pricing Transparency

Recent Polls Find 18% Of The Country Would Be Unable To Pay For Health Care If They Needed It And The Majority Of Hospitals In The U.S. Have Yet To Comply With A Transparency Ruling That Would Help Patients Shop Around For The Most Affordable Prices.

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Blue States Scramble To Loosen Restrictions After Red States’ Success

State Re-openings Around The Country Appear To Be Pressuring States – Particularly Northern States With Democratic Governors, To Soften Their Stances On Mitigations. Now, With Vaccines Promised To The Nation By May 1, Governors Who Had Dug In Are Relenting On Mitigations. Some More Slowly Than Others.

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Republican Lawmakers Testify At Senate Hearing Against Equality Act

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee This Week Heard Testimony On HR 5, The Equality Act, Which Passed The House Earlier This Month. Several Republican Lawmakers Testified Against The Bill, Including Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford, & Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler.

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21 Attorneys General Fear American Rescue Plan Could Hijack State Tax Policy

The Attorneys General Sent A Letter This Week To Treasury Secretary To Confirm That Provisions In The American Rescue Plan Do Not Attempt To Strip States Of Their Sovereign Authority. They Argue Language In The Act Is Too Broad And Could Be Interpreted As A Blanket Policy.

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11 States File Motion To Intervene In Immigrant Public Charge Rule

Eleven States Have Filed A Motion To Intervene In A Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Case Over Challenges To A 2018 Public Charge Rule Change That Required Immigrants Coming To The U.S. To Prove They Could Financially Support Themselves.

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18 States Seek To Stop California From Establishing A Nationwide Climate Change Policy

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita And 17 Other States Want To Stop What Looks Like California’s Attempt To Establish A Nationwide Climate Change Policy, And They Hope The U.S. Supreme Court Will Help.

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