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Texans get break on utility bills during COVID-19 spread

Monte Whaley | Mar 27, 2020 | Texas

Texans hit financially by the COVID-19 pandemic will not have their lights and water taps shut off because they cannot pay their utility bills, at least for six months. The Texas Public Utility Commission voted March 26 to ban utilities from cutting off power and water services to Texans who...[ Read More ]

Texas governor targets travelers from New York, New Orleans

Monte Whaley | Mar 27, 2020 | Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered a mandatory self-quarantine of 14 days for people traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut as well as the city of New Orleans. Those areas were targeted because they are...[ Read More ]

The health-related provisions in the $2.2 trillion emergency legislation

| Mar 27, 2020 | Federal

As the number of Americans infected with the novel coronavirus increased rapidly in recent weeks, Congress responded with three pieces of emergency legislation, including the $2.2 trillion bill assembled by both parties in the Senate that is set to be signed into law soon. This latest bill includes scores of...[ Read More ]

CMS approves Oregon’s waiver request for Medicaid flexibility during COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Mar 26, 2020 | Oregon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday approved Oregon’s 1135 waiver request, granting the state more flexibility in how it utilizes Medicaid services and funding to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump’s national emergency declaration on March 13 enabled CMS to waive certain requirements for Medicaid, Medicare,...[ Read More ]

Colorado ACLU wants sheriffs to reduce jail population to avoid COVID-19 spread

Monte Whaley | Mar 26, 2020 | Colorado

ACLU of Colorado is asking the state’s sheriffs to reduce the jail population in all 52 counties to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the prison population and local communities. In a letter to all the state’s sheriffs, ACLU of Colorado cited the medical necessity of drastically reducing community...[ Read More ]

Party leaders unite in bipartisan letter on COVID-19

Michael Goldberg | Mar 26, 2020 | Washington

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler and House Minority Leader JT Wilcox published a bipartisan letter addressed to the people of Washington this morning.     The letter is a unified call for all Washingtonians to help stop the spread...[ Read More ]

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