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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a challenge to get a one-on-one with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. But on Tuesday evening, CBS2’s Nick Caloway spoke to the governor about the chaos at motor vehicles offices and the issues reopening of the state’s economy. Caloway: “Let’s jump right in talk about the Motor Vehicle Commission. MVC locations reopened for in-person transactions today and it has been chaos. Long lines of people waiting hours and hours. What...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Voters will decide whether Illinois will move to a progressive tax from a flat tax this November, and the advertising blitz is already underway.Governor JB Pritzker, who is spearheading the measure, gave a massive donation recently to the vote yes side.Voters will decide whether to change the state constitution to shift Illinois from the current flat tax to a progressive income tax. The fight for votes starts with a fight for attention.One of the new vote yes...
    By Teresa Watanabe | Los Angeles Times Michael V. Drake, a national champion for access and equity who previously headed Ohio State University and UC Irvine, is poised to be named the new president of the University of California and first Black leader in the system’s 152-year history. The UC Board of Regents was set to vote on the selection Tuesday afternoon, seizing a historic opportunity to hire a person of color to head a system whose 285,000 students are...
    With state and local governments are facing fiscal disaster as tax revenues are expected to decline alongside stagnant and lessening economic growth, leading experts on Tuesday warned more financial pain could be on the horizon for working Americans without continued assistance from the federal government or higher taxes on the rich. “We estimate states alone will see shortfalls of $555 billion in this and the next fiscal year,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) senior fellow Liz McNichol told Common Dreams....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The calls to legalize recreational marijuana are growing in Pennsylvania, along with the state’s deficit. Lt. Governor John Fetterman took to Twitter early this week, saying he wishes the state would tap into the cash crop to lessen the blow of the $3.2 billion deficit. Tonight on @KDKA: I’m interviewing PA Lt. Governor @FettermanLt about why he thinks *now* is the time to legalize marijuana as PA faces a $3.2 billion deficit. @KDKA https://t.co/UHANbb1NOd — MEGHAN SCHILLER...
    THE SAME day Texas reported more than 10,000 new cases of coronavirus in a single day, a Texas mayor spoke out against the states face mask requirement saying authority needs to be checked before it runs rampant. In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Midland Mayor Patrick Payton criticized the new face mask requirement saying elected officials should call upon the higher nature in people instead of trying to exercise authority we dont have that is remaining unchecked in...
    Missouri leaders knew the risk of convening thousands of kids at summer camps across the state during a pandemic, the state’s top health official said, and insisted that camp organizers have plans in place to keep an outbreak from happening. The outbreak happened anyway. An overnight summer camp in rural southwestern Missouri has seen scores of campers, counselors and staff infected with the coronavirus, the local health department revealed this week, raising questions about the ability to keep kids safe...
    Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge issued a ruling Tuesday that blocks the state from enforcing a voter-approved law that restricts the collection of absentee ballots during elections. Tuesdays ruling from District Judge Jessica Fehr came after the Billings-based judge temporarily halted the Ballot Interference Protection Act two weeks before the June primary election. The law passed by voter referendum in 2018 limits one person to turning in a maximum of six absentee ballots. Fehr wrote the...
    The Gov’s being thrown a fats lawsuit. The thrower’s lawyer Sal Strazzullo. The damages? He estimates $100 million. Co-defendants: the NYPD, Commissioner Dermot Shea, NYC, Invoice de Blasio, the state of New York and others. I’m instructed that an official Discover of Declare has been filed with the Courtroom of Claims. The claimant? Domus Design Middle aka DDC, 134 Madison Ave. The difficulty offers with Might 29’s scary night time when looters, rioters and thieves terrorized our metropolis, vandalized...
    The Gov’s being thrown a fat lawsuit. The thrower’s lawyer Sal Strazzullo. The damages? He estimates $100 million. Co-defendants: the NYPD, Commissioner Dermot Shea, NYC, Bill de Blasio, the state of New York and others. I’m told that an official Notice of Claim has been filed with the Court of Claims. The claimant? Domus Design Center aka DDC, 134 Madison Ave. The issue deals with May 29’s frightening night when looters, rioters and thieves terrorized our city, vandalized our...
    Michael V. Drake, a national champion for access and equity who previously headed Ohio State University and UC Irvine, is poised to be named the new president of the University of California and first Black leader in the system’s 152-year history. The UC Board of Regents was set to vote on the selection Tuesday afternoon, seizing a historic opportunity to hire a person of color to head a system whose 285,000 students are now majority nonwhite as the nation grapples...
    (CNN)As Covid-19 cases in the US spike, some states, labs and public health departments are warning that turnaround times for diagnostic testing have slowed.The challenges, which stem in part from persistent obstacles in the test supply chain, underscore that while overall US testing capacity has multiplied, the nations health system still struggles in some regions to rapidly detect the spread of the virus. In response to the surge in cases, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Tuesday...
    Staffers on Amy McGrath’s Senate campaign in Kentucky are beginning the process of joining a union a week after she won the Democratic primary in the Bluegrass State. McGrath said in a statement that she would support her staffers’ decision to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers chapter in Louisville, saying she’s been a strong supporter of unions. “Unions are the backbone of our state’s economy, and I strongly support the right of workers to organize and engage in...
    Democratic Senate candidates have again touted impressive fundraising numbers for the second quarter of 2020 showing that the coronavirus pandemic had little effect on the candidates draw, report CBS News political unit associate producers Eleanor Watson and Sarah Ewall-Wice. In two of the top targeted seats for Democrats, the candidates each pulled in over $7 million. Sara Gideon in Maine raised $9 million from April through June, about $2 million more than she raised in the first quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, Cal Cunningham...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As a once enormously popular governor, scion of a prominent family and ambassador under two presidents to America’s biggest global rivals, Jon Huntsman Jr. should be a political force to be reckoned with. But his comeback attempt fell short in a GOP primary as he contended with a crushing pandemic and a fresh-faced opponent. Huntsman was narrowly beaten Monday by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who had heightened visibility as he helped the state response...
    At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after weeks of working in close proximity together in the state Capitol where many did not wear masks. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, who presides over the 52-member Senate, and House Speaker Philip Gunn, who presides over that 122-member chamber, are among those who have publicly acknowledged having the virus. Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state health officer, said Tuesday there are at least 11 other suspected cases of...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Brian Rippet, a science teacher from Stateline, is furious that Nevadas legislative building will be closed to the public when lawmakers convene for a special session Wednesday to balance the states budget amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Rippet, who also serves as president of the Nevada State Education Association, wont be in the building. But he isnt going far. He and other teachers plan to line Carson Street outside...
    CORNWELL, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty police officer shot and killed his neighbor outside of his home in New York state, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced Tuesday. Hoovler was joined by police officials outside of the Orange County Government Center in Cornwall to announce that Erick Gilmore was killed Monday night following an altercation with an unidentified Ramapo police officer, the Times Herald-Record reported. The prosecutor declined to name the officer, but the Times Herald-Record reported county property...
    By Leah Willingham and Emily Wagster Pettus | Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks in a Capitol where many people stood or sat close together and did not wear masks. Among those who have publicly acknowledged having COVID-19 are Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, who presides over the 52-member Senate, and House Speaker Philip Gunn, who presides over that 122-member chamber. The state health officer, Dr. Thomas...
    SCREENGRAD VIA THE FLORIDA CHANNELFlorida Senate Democrats hit Gov. Ron DeSantis for what they call absent leadership in the state’s COVID-19 response as the second wave of new diagnoses continues to build. Senators called for a mask mandate, transparency in hospital data and leadership on contact tracing and isolating positive individuals, calling the state’s response “terrible.” With the Governor on Tuesday highlighting transitional nursing homes for elderly patients who are stable enough to not be hospitalized but still have the virus, incoming Senate Democratic...
    By COLLIN BINKLEY President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed,” Trump said at a White House discussion on school plans for the fall. “No way. We’re very much going to put pressure...
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration over funding from the CARES Act to public schools.Today we are announcing a multi-state lawsuit against Secretary DeVos of the Department of Education and the Trump administration in order to put a halt to their attempt to siphon CARES Act relief funds away from our K-12 public schools, said Becerra.Becerra said the money was intended by Congress to help the neediest schools...
    Missouri leaders knew the risk of convening thousands of kids at summer camps across the state during a pandemic, the state’s top health official said, and insisted that camp organizers have plans in place to keep an outbreak from happening. The outbreak happened anyway. An overnight summer camp in rural southwestern Missouri has seen scores of campers, counselors and staff infected with the coronavirus, the local health department revealed this week, raising questions about the ability to keep kids safe...
    The United States is on track to lose millions of jobs if the federal government doesn’t help state and local governments fill in budget shortfalls. Some of the jobs will be in the private sector as governments drop contracts and as public workers curtail their spending, but it’s a guarantee that government workers will be hard hit. And like so much else about the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, that means increased inequality. The National Women’s Law Center details the damage women,...
    NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (KABC) -- A march at California State University of Northridge to remember Vanessa Guillen, the Fort Hood soldier who was murdered on the Texas Army base.Guillen had been missing since April until investigators closed in on a suspect, a fellow soldier.The group Mecha de CSUN organized the peaceful march. Its a Latino school group at the university.Guillens family believes she was sexually harassed by the suspect, who ended up taking his own life.They are calling for a congressional...