May 14, 2020

Battle over coronavirus rules and reopenings across the U.S. is increasingly partisan, and bitter

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“We’re trying to get things moving in a safe and responsible manner because this thing is turning into a pressure cooker,” said Republican state Rep. And more than 1.4 million people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the university reports.The battle over stay-at-home orders and the pace of allowing businesses to reopen has taken an increasingly partisan bent. “But if people are going to come down and demonstrate, do it in a responsible way. Advertisement

In Pennsylvania, the Democratic governor has called out Republican leaders flouting his restrictions as cowards. Battle over coronavirus rules and reopenings across the U.S. The people want to get on with their lives. (Associated Press)

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Copy Link URLCopied! The mounting pressure comes as the number of jobless Americans continues to grow across the nation. Armed protesters shelter from the rain at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Thursday. He spoke about ramping up production on PPE equipment. We know that contributes to spread,” Whitmer said Wednesday. Again, I don’t think that the Commonwealth has been unreasonable.”Wolf has threatened to punish counties that vowed to reopen despite his orders by threatening to withhold coronavirus aid and that business owners that reopen would risk losing their licenses to operate. Meanwhile, the death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, continues to climb. More than 85,000 people in the U.S. “This thing is going to blow up if [Wolf] doesn’t make a move soon.”Some counties have threatened to defy Wolf’s directives. Health experts have warned that it’s dangerous to fully reopen before there is widespread testing and contract tracing. The place is bustling!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. is increasingly partisan, and bitter

State Police troopers patrol during a protest at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Thursday. Advertisement

The 5-4 decision, which Trump called a “win,” means that Evers will have to work with the Republican-controlled Legislature to come up with a new plan.“Its Democrat Governor was forced by the courts to let the State Open. “We have got to fight this to the end and make sure that we’re going everything we can to keep people safe. President Trump participates in a tour of Owens & Minor Inc., an Allentown, Pa., medical supply company, on Thursday.(Associated Press)

Trump, who had tweeted Monday that Pennsylvanians “want their freedom now,” took a tour at a medical supply facility near Allentown on Thursday. Tony Evers’ administration had overstepped its authority when it shut down nonessential businesses through May in order to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. More than half of the counties in the state have already started to reopen, Wolf said in a phone interview with WGAL News on Thursday.Thirteen more are slated to be under Wolf’s “yellow” phase by Friday, which means childcare centers can reopen and retail stores can resume operations, but under strict social distancing guidelines. Advertisement

“I don’t particularly want to see people congregating, period. Nearly 3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, according to new figures released Thursday by the Labor Department, bringing the total number of claims to 36 million since the coronavirus outbreak began. Tom Wolf, whose state has lost more than 4,200 people from COVID-19, has faced growing resistance from Republican legislators as well as county commissioners in the central and eastern part of the state. Print

Urged on by President Trump, Republican officials in several swing states, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, are ramping up pressure on Democratic governors to move faster on reopening their economies, despite experts’ warnings of a surge in infections and deaths. In Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court took Republicans’ side in throwing out the Democratic governor’s stay-at-home order. Advertisement

“We’re all fighting this war together. have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. And in Texas, the attorney general has threatened Democratic officials whose city’s restrictions are more stringent than those put in place by the Republican governor. More Coverage

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Pennsylvania Gov. The rest of the state, however, remains under Wolf’s “red” phase, in which stay-at-home orders are still in place, large gatherings prohibited and restaurants and bars only permitted to do carry-out and delivery. Large gatherings of more than 25 people are still prohibited in those “yellow” phase counties, and gyms, hair salons and theaters must remain closed. Images showed him surrounded by people wearing masks. In Michigan, Gov. The president has said he will not wear one, explaining “it’s not for me.”

“We have to get your governor of Pennsylvania to start opening up a little bit,” Trump said during the tour. (Associated Press)

Whitmer, who was sued last week by the GOP-controlled state House and Senate last week over claims that she had overstepped her authority by extending the state’s stay-at-home orders, continues to urge people to abide by social distancing guidelines. Protesters, many armed, demonstrated against the Democratic governor’s stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gretchen Whitmer faced armed protesters again Thursday at the state capitol; the Democrat — who is on the list of potential vice presidential picks for presumptive nominee Joe Biden — has faced sharp criticism from GOP legislators as well as Trump. In Michigan, a couple hundred people, many of them armed, took to the state capitol on Thursday to protest Whitmer’s stay-at-home order. That’s what we ask.”She said lives have been saved because of the state’s stay-at-home order, which is effective through May 28.“If we had not taken the action that we did, more people would have died and the disease would have spread much further than it did,” Whitmer said.In Wisconsin on Wednesday, the conservative-majority state Supreme Court ruled that Gov. We can’t run up the white flag,” Wolf told WGAL News on Thursday. Dan Moul from conservative Adams County. The governor’s plan reopens the state in phases. Politics

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