Lawmakers Defy Warnings, Continue To Meet In Capitals Across The Country

April 8, 2020 - 5:01am EDT
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Many state legislative sessions were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now lawmakers, itching to complete state business, are reconvening despite heath warnings not to.

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The New York Senate has passed a bill to limit Gov. Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers but the legislation still allows the governor to extend or amend many of his COVID-19 mandates.

Mar 5 - 7:42pm EST

It's the latest setback for Cuomo, who is facing a pair of political crises. But many of his critics say the legislation doesn't do enough to wrest power back from the executive branch.

Mar 5 - 5:54pm EST

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said new authorizations would have a more narrow focus.

Mar 5 - 11:18am EST

The change is a compromise between progressive members who wanted enhanced benefits for several more months and moderate Democrats who wanted to curb the weekly payments.

Mar 5 - 7:00am EST

While removing former President Trump from social media has led to a significant decrease in election-related disinformation, online falsehoods about the election and vaccines continue to flourish.

Mar 5 - 5:04am EST

When Texas's Gov. rescinded the state's mask mandate, reaction was swift and intense. Many businesses want customers to return, but there's concern about employees who still haven't gotten vaccinated.

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Johnson, a big Trump supporter, is facing scrutiny for comments including whether the Capitol insurrection was "armed." Some worry he might renege on a pledge not to run for a 3rd term.

Mar 5 - 5:00am EST

House Democrats are introducing a wave of strategic legislation from guns to immigration, including recently passed bills on elections and policing. But the 50-50 Senate puts their future in limbo.

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Parents and children arriving at the border would be more quickly released within 72 hours, sources say.