That late vote is no small thing in California. On the day after the primary, there were more than 3.1 million uncounted ballots in the state, most of them mail ballots turned in at the polls on election day or postmarked by then and received by the following Friday. That represents nearly a third of the approximately 9.6 million votes cast. … [Read more...] about Drip, drip: California Democrats gain again in post-election day count
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That means a lot of House contests will be frozen in place at least until stay-at-home restrictions are lifted. It will be hard for a candidate to climb in the polls when there is little money coming in to buy advertising, no opportunities to interact in person with voters and volunteers are forbidden from canvassing door-to-door. … [Read more...] about California campaigns, activists craft political messages for pandemic times
Small businesses: Includes $350 billion in loans for companies with 500 employees or fewer, including nonprofits, self-employed people and hotel and restaurant chains with no more than 500 workers per location. Government provides eight weeks of cash assistance through loans to cover payroll, rent and other expenses, much of which would be forgiven if the company retains workers. Also $17 billion to help small businesses repay existing loans; $10 billion for grants up to $10,000 for small businesses to pay operating costs. … [Read more...] about BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package into law and thanks both sides for bipartisan deal – but surrounds himself with Republicans who ignore social distancing for ceremony
President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an economic free fall caused by widespread restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus that have shuttered schools, closed businesses and brought American life in many places to a virtual standstill. "This will deliver urgently needed relief," Trump said as he signed the bill Friday in the Oval Office, flanked only by Republican lawmakers. He thanked members of both parties for putting Americans 'first'. Earlier Friday, the House gave near-unanimous approval by voice vote after an impassioned session conducted along the social distancing guidelines imposed by the crisis. Many lawmakers sped to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump signs $2.2 tn stimulus after swift congressional votes
Appellate courts, with no obligations to seat juries or allow defendants to appear in person, have continued to hear and rule on cases. California appeals courts, the state Supreme Court and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco are conducting hearings remotely and streaming them live on their websites. But the U.S. Supreme Court has maintained its ban on camera coverage. The court will rule on the cases it has already heard, in the term scheduled to last through June, but has postponed its previously scheduled hearings, including a March 31 hearing on requests by House Democrats and New York state prosecutors for President Trump’s financial records. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Are Bay Area courts still open?