Pennsylvania governor allowing school districts to modify, end mask mandate

This post was originally published on this sitePennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) intends to allow school districts to modify or end mask mandates for K-12 students starting on Jan. 17. Wolf’s administration imposed a statewide mask mandate in September, citing the surge of infections…

Biden administration will waive immigration application fees for thousands of evacuated Afghans

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is planning to waive immigration-related fees for up to 70,000 Afghan evacuees as they are resettled in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday.

Buttigieg says administration will keep fighting for family leave

This post was originally published on this siteTransportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday said the Biden administration will continue to fight for paid family leave, adding his personal experience taught him that leave is “time to do important work.” “It’s talked about as time…

DeSantis officially files paperwork for reelection bid

This post was originally published on this siteFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has officially filed paperwork to run for a second term in 2022. The Republican governor’s statement of candidacy was filed on Friday, but didn’t become visible in the state’s public database until Monday. DeSantis…

Consumers Trade Rib-eye for Ground Beef as Grocery Prices Rise

This post was originally published on this siteSupermarkets say shoppers are seeking out lower-cost options in the meat case in response to higher prices. Some retailers are securing bigger volumes of cheaper meat from new suppliers.

Rep. Gottheimer is confident Democrats will work out the social spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteModerate Democrat Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey tells NPR’s Rachel Martin that he will wait to see how the CBO scores the plan before he commits to giving it his vote.

‘Kentucky needs a new deal’: Charles Booker outlines plan to defeat Rand Paul, abolish poverty

This post was originally published on this site In a stirring speech on Saturday, Charles Booker, a former Kentucky state representative and now a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate running to unseat Republican incumbent Rand Paul, shed light on the persistence of poverty in the Bluegrass State and made the case for why “Kentucky needs a […]

US court suspends Biden vaccine mandate for businesses

This post was originally published on this site A US federal appeals court Saturday halted a vaccine mandate by President Joe Biden’s administration that is intended to push millions of workers at businesses with more than 100 employees into getting Covid-19 shots. The New Orleans-based US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said that […]

Twitter votes Elon Musk should sell 10 percent of Tesla stock

This post was originally published on this site Twitter has spoken — after Elon Musk polled his more than 62 million followers on whether he should sell 10 percent of his Tesla shares, by Sunday a majority had voted “yes.” “I was prepared to accept either outcome,” said Musk, who regularly takes to Twitter to […]

Will children of color get vaccinated at the rates of other kids? Experts say equity is key to new normal.

This post was originally published on this siteFrom pharmacy deserts to neighborhoods without pediatric care, underserved children, often Black and brown, face barriers to get COVID-19 shots.