Trump reluctantly invoked an obscure wartime power. Here’s what it means.
WASHINGTON — As his administration came under fire for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump last week invoked an obscure Korean War-era law to force General Motors to manufacture ventilators that could save patients’ lives. But Trump waited weeks to do so, raising questions about how effective his actions would be. “Our […]
Trump’s budget would cut Lordstown loan program
The effort to transform the Lordstown Assembly plant into a new home for electric vehicle production is seen by many as helping to revitalize an entire region. To the Trump administration, that effort is “costly” and “wasteful” for the federal government to meddle with. President Trump released a budget proposal on Monday for Fiscal Year […]
Inside the fight to get GM to reinvest in Lordstown
So much can change in the course of one year. The Lordstown General Motors assembly plant shut down in March after 53 years of production. Thousands lost their jobs and the closure sent the Mahoning Valley reeling. And now? In just the past month, GM sold that shuttered plant to an electric truck automaker and […]