Tag: Governors

Montana Governor Takes Legal Action Against Local Businesses

 

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post noting how local Montanans were done wearing masks. It turns out that I was not the only one who noticed the casual stance toward the mask mandate; it seems that our governor did as well. In response, he has taken steps to pressure businesses into compliance, moves that may backfire on him. According to this Flathead Beacon article, he:

1.) Is responding to hundreds of complaints about businesses, and soaring COVID numbers in our valley and elsewhere, by sending investigators out into our town’s establishments.

DOJ Wants to Know: Democrat Governors’ Orders Killing Elderly

 

justice and COVID-19The Department of Justice is demanding detailed information from a group of four governors who may have wrongly caused the death of the elderly and vulnerable living in nursing homes. The Department of Justice is giving the governors two weeks to answer a set of pointed questions. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Department of Justice Requesting Data From Governors of States that Issued COVID-19 Orders that May Have Resulted in Deaths of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Data will help inform whether the Department of Justice will initiate investigations under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) regarding New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan’s response to COVID-19 in public nursing homes

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Failure to appear may result in a warrant for arrest. Otto Kerner. Dan Walker. George Ryan. Rod Blagojevich. Four out of the last seven Illinois governors have gone to prison on various and sundry corruption charges. J.B. Pritzker, while not charged with corrupt practices (yet), has had plenty of court action in the past few […]

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Trump Releases Plan for ‘Opening Up America Again’

 

President Trump spoke with governors on a conference call Thursday and released a plan to re-open the economy after a month of shutdowns. Titled “Opening Up America Again” (PDF link here), the document guides state and local officials on the loosening of restrictions on businesses and citizens with a phased approach.

Before a state or county begins to open, the White House recommends meeting the following criteria:

  • Downward trajectory of influenza-like illnesses reported within a 14-day period and a downward trajectory of COVID-like syndromic cases reported within a 14-day period.
  • Downward trajectory of documented cases within a 14-day period, or a downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests within a 14-day period (flat or increasing volume of tests).
  • Ability of hospitals to treat all patients without crisis care, and have a robust testing program in place for
    at-risk healthcare workers, including emerging antibody testing.

It’s up to local leaders to tailor the measures to the facts on the ground (i.e., crowded city vs. rural county). It is the state’s responsibility to ensure testing, monitor hospital capacity, and provide specific plans to protect health and safety.

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In a way, it’s great that we’re now debating who really has the “authority” and the “power” to reopen our economy. It means that despite some 22,000 deaths thus far (the number will grow) – far less than the 100,000-240,000 estimated by modeling “experts” as little as two weeks ago – it appears we are […]

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In a recap of the 2018 midterm elections, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the expanded Republican majority in the U.S. Senate after four incumbent Democrats were defeated. They also wince as Democrats comfortably take back the House majority. And they look at the surprising GOP wins and disappointing losses in the governor’s races.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are happy to see new reports showing the highest wage growth in a decade and the highest consumer confidence since 2000. They also groan as dismal GOP prospects in major governors’ races could leave Democrats leading 12 of the 13 most populous states after the midterm elections. And they do a terrible job of faking their shocked faces as Kanye West says he was used politically and is now “distancing himself from politics.”

While the November midterms look tough for the GOP congress, Republican governors are the GOP’s 2018 good news–particularly in blue states like Massachusetts and New Hampshire. What’s their secret sauce? We have experts from both those states offering their insights.

And what the heck happened to VT’s Republican star Gov. Phil Scott–who had the biggest popularity plunge ever measured by Morning Consult polling? All the deets are in the podcast.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America see decent prospects for Republicans governors in the 2018 midterms, as they are glad to see the ten most popular governors in the U.S. are all Republicans and that many of the GOP’s least popular governors are not running for re-election. They also groan as Treasury Department officials project nearly trillion dollar deficits returning this fiscal year. And they get dizzy trying to follow all the accusations and counter-attacks related to the House Intelligence Committee FISA memo, concluding that the more information that gets released the better – from all sides – so long as sources and methods are not compromised.

Ian Tuttle of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the resignation of Alabama GOP Gov. Robert Bentley and a new poll showing the nation’s ten most popular governors are all Republicans. They also get to the bottom line of what went wrong on the United Airlines flight – quick escalation of hostilities and a failure to let capitalism solve the problem. And they get a kick out of Oregon possibly removing a ban on dueling from the state constitution.

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Here’s one I didn’t see coming, from Ashley Edwardson at Allen West’s site:  In what might be seen as purely coincidence, a program called Connect All Schools (which quotes Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech on its website) was creating a consortium of like-minded organizations with the goal of “connecting every school in the U.S. with the world by […]

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One of my regular complaints about RINO tactics is how unimaginative and by-the-book they are, so by-the-book that everyone else has read and re-read that particular book so often that anyone paying attention is never surprised by tactics used from it. Contrast that playbook with progressives. Regardless of the merits of a particular issue raised […]

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