The Bellevue Bulletin

COVID-19 Updates September 14th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates September 14th, 2020

Federal HUD AWARDS NEARLY $2 BILLION IN CARES ACT RELIEF FUNDS, FOCUSING ON COMMUNITIES WITH HIGHER RISK OF EVICTION HUD has announced the allocation of the remaining nearly $2 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds authorized through the CARES Act. HUD allocated these CDBG-CV funds based on criteria determined by Secretary Carson, which takes into ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates September 9th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates September 9th, 2020

Federal Odds shrink for a coronavirus relief deal The Senate is set to vote Thursday on the GOP’s narrow relief proposal that even Republicans acknowledge will not pass. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s lead negotiator, is tamping down expectations that an agreement can be reached. Senate Republicans released their new coronavirus relief ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates September 4th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates September 4th, 2020

Federal Job Gains Slowed Again In August As Employers Added 1.4 Million Jobs U.S. employers added 1.4 million jobs last month, down from 1.7 million in July. The unemployment rate fell to 8.4%, from 10.2% a month earlier.  August job gains were boosted by the temporary hiring of 238,000 workers to complete the 2020 census. The ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates September 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 Updates September 2nd, 2020

Federal Leak Reveals Warnings Inside Census That Shortened Schedule Risks ‘Serious Errors A Census Bureau analysis has concluded that its curtailed schedule for the 2020 census increases the risk of “serious errors” in the results for the national head count, according to an internal bureau document obtained by the House Oversight and Reform Committee. The revelation marks ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates August 31st, 2020

COVID-19 Updates August 31st, 2020

Federal U.S. coronavirus cases pass 6 million Today, the total number of coronavirus cases topped 6 million in the United States.  Even though the infection rate is falling in nearly every state, the number has still been steadily rising. This number comes as new concerns are raised about colleges reopening.  In Congress, a stalemate keeps ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates August 24th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates August 24th, 2020

Federal Not just a low-wage recession’: White-collar workers feel coronavirus squeeze Lower-paid workers are losing their jobs at about three times the rate of higher-wage employees. But the drop in overall employment that white-collar industries like real estate, information and professional and technology services have seen in five months is already close or worse than ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates August

COVID-19 Updates August

Federal Reopening Schools During COVID-19: Lessons Learned From Around the World School reopenings have been most successful in countries that have significantly outpaced the United States’ ability to test for COVID-19, trace and isolate potentially infected people, and flatten the curve of new cases and hospitalizations.  Many countries that have opened have a national positive ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates August 19th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates August 19th, 2020

Federal Contact tracing apps have been a bust. States bet college kids can change that. Colleges across the country are testing contact-tracing apps, hoping that tech-savvy students already accustomed to sharing so much of their life online will embrace the digital tool as densely populated campuses try to reopen. The tracing apps have not been ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates, August 17th 2020

COVID-19 Updates, August 17th 2020

Federal House to vote on $25B infusion for Postal Service amid Trump attacks Speaker Nancy Pelosi finalized plans Monday to provide billions of dollars in funding to the flailing Postal Service as Democrats seek to prop up the agency ahead of the November election.  The House will vote Saturday on legislation that will deliver $25 ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update, August 14 2020

COVID-19 Update, August 14 2020

Federal Democrats fight to give ‘severely underfunded’ business rescue new life The $70 billion Economic Injury Disaster Loan program relies on loans and grants directly from the government, not private banks like the Paycheck Protect Program does.  Lawmakers appropriated $50 billion for new EIDL loans and $20 billion for grants during the pandemic. How to ... Read More