To avoid the crippling financial strain, some parents opt to quit their jobs and stay home with the kids — a decision that's overwhelmingly impacted women. In a pre-pandemic survey conducted by the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning nonprofit think tank, mothers were 40 percent more likely than fathers to say they had personally felt the negative impact of child care issues on their careers. … [Read more...] about ‘A Moment Of Reckoning’: Coronavirus Could Break U.S. Child Care
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The news organizations weren't seeking individuals' confidential health records. They sought weekly updates on the number of residents in such facilities who have been transferred to or from an acute care facility, along with information regarding the availability of personal protective equipment. Coury did not rule on the plaintiffs' request to know how much personal protective equipment is available, setting a future court date instead. … [Read more...] about Judge rules against news agencies over nursing home stats
Bisexual, an LGBTQ rights advocate and a former member of the Arizona Green Party, Sinema said in 2006 that she was the most liberal member of the Arizona State Legislature, according to HuffPost. These days, representing traditionally conservative Arizona statewide, she portrays herself as a moderate. She favors better medical coverage by improving the insurance company-friendly Affordable Care Act, for example, not by scrapping it in exchange for “Medicare for All.” … [Read more...] about Big Pharma Is Betting on This Rookie Arizona Senator
As the White House and Congress work out a deal, a contingent of lawmakers has attempted to raise the alarm about EIDL. On Thursday, more than 100 House members sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, the chief of the Small Business Administration, expressing their concern over “severe oversubscription” of EIDL loans. “We recognize the EIDL system was never designed to process a disaster of this magnitude,” wrote the lawmakers, “however, we are concerned that many small businesses cannot wait much longer to receive EIDL funds from the federal government.” … [Read more...] about Five Million People Need This Lifeline. But It’s Gone Broke.
“Really, the system is set up for failure, and (Thursday's incident) was a dramatic display of what we have known for a long time,” Wiener said, adding that while tragedies like that one may attract the attention of City Hall for a moment, he doesn’t want a Band-Aid solution but a long-term strategy. … [Read more...] about Scott Wiener seeks fund to make city responsible for street trees