Social workers, EMS — not NYPD — to respond to non-violent mental health calls citywide

A pilot program that has kept NYPD officers away from many mental health crisis calls in parts of Manhattan will expand to every precinct citywide, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. The program, tested this spring in three Harlem and East Harlem police precincts, relies on social workers and EMS to respond to non-violent mental healthContinue reading “Social workers, EMS — not NYPD — to respond to non-violent mental health calls citywide”

Biden expanding summer food program for 34M schoolchildren

The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed up to 34 million schoolchildren during the summer months  The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed as many as 34 million schoolchildren during the summer months, using funds from the coronavirus relief package approved in March. The Agriculture Department is announcing Monday that itContinue reading “Biden expanding summer food program for 34M schoolchildren”

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says military would follow his orders to take the streets

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that if he were to order the military to take the streets and restore order, “the order will be followed,” raising fresh questions about his politicization of the armed forces. Speaking during a TV interview, Bolsonaro said he would not “go into details into what I’m preparing.” ButContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro says military would follow his orders to take the streets”

Republicans sued over proxy voting in the pandemic. Now they’re using it to speak at CPAC.

House Republicans were furious over the summer when the House made unprecedented changes allowing lawmakers to designate a proxy and vote on their behalf amid traveling concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They held news conferences. They lobbied their members against using the proxy function. House Republican leadership even led a lawsuit over the change, calling itContinue reading “Republicans sued over proxy voting in the pandemic. Now they’re using it to speak at CPAC.”

Mitt Romney unveils plan to provide $3,000 per child, giving bipartisan support to President Biden’s effort

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee is proposing the United States give as much as $4,200 for children up to age 6 Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday will propose providing at least $3,000 per child to millions of American families, lending bipartisan support to President Biden’s push to dramatically expand child benefits. Romney’s proposal wouldContinue reading “Mitt Romney unveils plan to provide $3,000 per child, giving bipartisan support to President Biden’s effort”

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