Sen. Manchin Said To Oppose Key Climate Provision In Budget Bill – MSNBC

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., has told the White House he opposes the clean electricity program, according to sources, and Manchin’s vote is key to the bill passing. The Morning Joe panel discusses.

California to Pay off all Past Due Rent Accrued During COVID, Giving Renters Clean Slate

California is paying off residents’ past due rent that was accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving renters a clean slate, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced recently. The state’s $5.2 billion in funds from Congressionally-approved aid packages is enough to pay off overdue rent, according to Newsom’s senior counselor on housing and homelessness, Jason Elliott, the Associated Press reported.Continue reading “California to Pay off all Past Due Rent Accrued During COVID, Giving Renters Clean Slate”

Florida Gov. DeSantis Strips LGBTQ+ Funds From State Budget

After kicking off Pride Month by signing transphobic legislation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed all LGBTQ+ programs and projects from his state’s budget. That included $150,000 for the LGBT+ Center Orlando. The money was earmarked for the Orlando United Assistance Center, which provides mental health services for survivors of the 2016 mass shooting at theContinue reading “Florida Gov. DeSantis Strips LGBTQ+ Funds From State Budget”

Targeting Asia-Pacific defence, Australia to spend $580 million on military upgrades

Australia will spend A$747 million ($580 million) to upgrade four northern military bases and expand war games with the United States, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. In an announcement that comes amid an increasingly bitter diplomatic and trade spat with China, Morrison said Australia must expand its military assets in the Northern TerritoryContinue reading “Targeting Asia-Pacific defence, Australia to spend $580 million on military upgrades”

COVID stimulus package worth $1.9 trillion clears Senate after Kamala Harris gives tie breaking vote

The US Senate has passed a budget resolution in a step that sets up the path for Democrats to pass President Joe Biden‘s sweeping $1.9trn Covid-19 relief package. The measure passed 51-50 on a party line vote with Vice President Kamala Harris casting her first-ever tie-breaking vote to tip the balance in the early hours of Friday morning. The approval allows Democrats toContinue reading “COVID stimulus package worth $1.9 trillion clears Senate after Kamala Harris gives tie breaking vote”

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