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Behemoth $2T COVID-19 response bill signed into law

WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic became law following its passage in...

Obama stimulus watchdog: ‘Bad guys’ will make play for COVID-19 relief...

WASHINGTON — Earl Devaney is feeling déjà vu. Devaney, a former longtime federal watchdog, was hired in 2009 to police the distribution of $840 billion in federal...

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and...

Ohio legislature addresses economy, health care workforce, and taxes in coronavirus...

In the hundreds of pages of the Ohio legislature’s omnibus bill to address coronavirus, state representatives and senators attempted to address many of the...

Visitors flock to national parks after Trump waives fees. Is that...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is urging Americans to head to national parks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.  Many people are heading outdoors...

Lawmakers announce $2 trillion coronavirus response deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate leaders announced a compromise with the White House on a massive $2 trillion spending package that would send checks to Americans...

New federal sick leave law – who’s eligible, who’s not and...

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave...

Can Ohio’s divided congressional delegation find common ground on coronavirus?

WASHINGTON — How much paid leave are Ohio employers required to provide under new federal law? Will they be reimbursed? What benefits will workers...

At least 2 members of Congress have coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Two members of the U.S. House announced Wednesday that they had tested positive for COVID-19, leading other lawmakers to announce their own...

State applies for federal program to provide loans to small businesses

The state of Ohio has started the process of enlisting the U.S. Small Business Administration for monetary assistance amid the COVID-19 closures. Gov. Mike DeWine...
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