Parents of Students With Disabilities Try to Make Up for Lost Year

In New York City, hundreds of thousands of students with disabilities didn’t receive special education services during remote learning.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #intellectual-disabilities, #new-york-city, #special-education

Rescue the System That Rescues Our Workers

The structure of unemployment insurance is broken and does little to help those who pay into it.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #taxation, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #welfare-us

Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis

As national eviction protections lapse, much of the rental assistance sits unspent. Aid was slowed by red tape, resistance from landlords and the difficulty of navigating an informal market. Does a lease on a napkin qualify?

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #house-financial-services-committee, #landlords, #local-government, #poverty, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #section-8-housing, #sperling-gene, #states-us

Vast Expansion in Aid Kept Food Insecurity From Growing Last Year

Despite the economic downturn, government figures for 2020 show no overall rise in hunger of the sort typical in past recessions. But some groups still suffered.

#agriculture-department, #american-enterprise-institute-for-public-policy-research, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #trump-donald-j, #urban-institute

800,000 New Yorkers Just Lost Federal Unemployment Benefits

Many pandemic-era federal programs expired on Sunday, leaving jobless New Yorkers with more modest state unemployment benefits, or no aid at all.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #hochul-kathleen-c, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Unemployment Benefits Expire for Millions Without Pushback From Biden

The president has encouraged some states to continue helping the long-term unemployed, but administration officials say it was time for enhanced federal aid to end.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

Can American Democracy Survive Another Pandemic?

Adam Tooze’s “Shutdown” warns that we are ill equipped to deal with another health crisis or other immense problems that may challenge us.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #hubei-province-china, #politics-and-government, #shutdown-how-covid-shook-the-worlds-economy-book

Biden, Needing a Win, Enters a Sprint for his Economic Agenda

As his poll numbers slide, the president and his aides have mounted an aggressive pitch in Congress and around the country for his spending plans on infrastructure and more.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Enters a Sprint for his Economic Agenda

As his poll numbers slide, the president and his aides have mounted an aggressive pitch in Congress and around the country for his spending plans on infrastructure and more

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

15% of PPP Loans Could Be Fraudulent, Study Shows

Some $76 billion of the program’s $800 billion in loans may have been taken improperly, a new paper concludes.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #blue-acorn-ppp-llc, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #frauds-and-swindling, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #university-of-texas-at-austin

Biden Legal Team Decides Inmates Must Return to Prison After Covid Emergency

When the pandemic ends, thousands in home confinement will be recalled unless Congress acts or Biden issues mass commutations.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #criminal-justice, #justice-department, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #prisons-and-prisoners, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Sides With Alaskan Natives in Dispute Over Coronavirus Aid

Tribal governments in the lower 48 states had sued to challenge the allocation of $450 million in federal virus aid to Alaska Native corporations.

#alaska-natives, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #decisions-and-verdicts, #native-americans, #sotomayor-sonia, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Washington Can’t Quit Listening to Larry Summers

A longtime leading man of economics is no longer making America’s policies. He’s still driving a critical conversation around them.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #inflation-economics, #summers-lawrence-h, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Man Awaiting Trial for Covid-19 Bank Fraud Does It Again, Authorities Say

A Pennsylvania man was facing bank fraud and money laundering charges over Paycheck Protection Program loan applications when he submitted another one, U.S. prosecutors said.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #frasinelli-randy-a, #frauds-and-swindling, #money-laundering, #pennsylvania, #small-business, #small-business-administration

California Plans Rent Forgiveness Using Federal Stimulus Surplus

The state is poised to embark on an ambitious, complex effort to cover the unpaid rent of low-income renters who struggled during the pandemic.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #politics-and-government, #stimulus-economic

The Pandemic Stimulus Was Front-Loaded. That Could Mean a Bumpy Year.

There’s a risk that the affluent, who saved money by limiting things like traveling and dining out, will sit on their cash rather than spend it.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #stimulus-economic, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy

Medicaid Enrollment Surpassed 80 Million, a Record, During the Pandemic

The increase points to the program’s growing role not just as a safety net, but also as a foundation of U.S. health coverage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #medicaid, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #state-childrens-health-insurance-program-s-chip

May 2021 Consumer Price Index Shows Fastest Inflation Since 2008

The Consumer Price Index showed the strongest year-over-year reading since 2008, and a core index popped the most since 1992.

#consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Administration Moves to Unkink Supply Chain Bottlenecks

A swath of recommendations calls for more investments, new supply chains and less reliance on other countries for crucial goods.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #health-and-human-services-department, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #rare-earths, #shortages, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Vaccines, China, Cicadas: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #in-the-heights-play, #international-maritime-organization, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.

#anxiety-and-stress, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #research, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Biden Can Help Vaccinate the World

Here’s a way for Biden to assert United States leadership to benefit the world and safeguard the American economy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #international-monetary-fund, #stockpiling, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Philadelphia Is Preventing Evictions Without a Moratorium

Philadelphia is demonstrating how cities can help tenants and landlords.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

The Small Business Administration’s Gaffes Are Now Her Job to Fix

Traditionally a federal backwater, the agency has stumbled while shepherding $1 trillion in emergency aid. Its leader vows “a more customer-first approach.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #content-type-personal-profile, #contreras-sweet-maria, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #guzman-isabella-casillas, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Push Biden to Divert Federal Aid for Infrastructure

Unexpected receipts, driven in part by taxes on high earners riding a hot stock market, have prompted Republicans to push the president to spend on infrastructure instead.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #income-tax, #states-us, #taxation, #united-states-economy

Small Businesses Have Surged in Black Communities. Was It the Stimulus?

New research finds a big rise in new businesses despite the pandemic, particularly in predominantly Black neighborhoods.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #entrepreneurship, #labor-and-jobs, #small-business, #stimulus-economic

Navajo Nation Becomes Largest Tribe in U.S. After Pandemic Surge

A rush to secure federal benefits during the coronavirus pandemic accelerated enrollment in the Navajo Nation, pushing its population past the Cherokee Nation’s to nearly 400,000.

#arizona, #cherokee-indians, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #population, #utah

Big Hospital Chains Get Covid Aid, and Buy Up Competitors

The pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major networks, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care.

#american-hospital-assn, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cedars-sinai-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #klobuchar-amy, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #new-york-university-langone-health, #porter-katie-1974, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rand-corp, #senate, #your-feed-healthcare

First They Fought the Virus. Now They Battle the Medical Bills.

Insurers and Congress wrote rules to protect coronavirus patients, but the bills came anyway, leaving some mired in debt.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states

A Strange Moment for the U.S. Economy

Jobs are being left unfilled, used car prices are surging and the pandemic recovery is uneven. What’s happening?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

Tax Day 2021: Here’s What You Need to Know

The I.R.S. said tax filers who needed more time could have an extra month. The federal tax deadline has arrived.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-taxes-us, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #tax-preparers-and-preparation, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

Amid Economic Turmoil, Biden Stays Focused on Longer Term

The president’s advisers are pushing their most detailed argument yet for the long-term benefits of a $4 trillion agenda to remake the American economy.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #rouse-cecilia-e, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-council-of-economic-advisers

As Economy Wobbles, Biden Stays Focused on Longer Term

The president’s advisers are pushing their most detailed argument yet for the long-term benefits of a $4 trillion agenda to remake the American economy and improve lives.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Trillions Flow Out the Door, Stimulus Oversight Faces Challenges

A sprawling system meant to police trillions of dollars is showing signs of strain as watchdogs warn of waste, fraud and abuse.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #federal-aid-us, #frauds-and-swindling, #government-accountability-office, #inspectors-general, #miller-brian-d, #office-of-management-and-budget-us, #small-business, #sperling-gene, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Courts Democrats and Republican Leaders on Infrastructure

The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country’s economy.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capito-shelley-moore, #cheney-liz, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

White House Says Undocumented Students Can Receive Pandemic Aid

The rule reverses a Trump-era policy that barred the students from obtaining emergency aid to cover food, housing and school supplies.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #illegal-immigration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

You Really Shouldn’t Care About a President’s First 100 Days

Acting as if it mattered is actually a problem. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bonaparte-napoleon, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Pandemic Inspector General Warns of Oversight Breakdown

An internal dispute at the Treasury Department shows the challenge of tracking trillions of dollars of economic relief money.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #inspectors-general, #miller-brian-d, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #stimulus-economic, #treasury-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

Here’s How to Claim Your Stimulus Payments: File Your Tax Return

Thursday: In addition to three federal stimulus payments, some Californians also qualify for the Golden State Stimulus.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #california, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #internal-revenue-service, #stimulus-economic

The Daily: Biden’s First 100 Days

A collection of our reporting on the early days of Joe Biden’s administration.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #garland-merrick-b, #inaugurations, #infrastructure-public-works, #nuclear-weapons, #stimulus-economic, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellen-janet-l

Automatic Aid for the People? How Jobless Benefits Can Fit the Economy.

The pandemic showed the flaws in the American approach to help the unemployed. Alternatives exist.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Federal Aid to Renters Moves Slowly, Leaving Many at Risk

Congress allocated $25 billion in December and another $21 billion in March to help people who fell behind on rent during the pandemic. Little has reached landlords or tenants.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #charleston-sc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Senate Republicans Shun Earmarks, Embracing Spending Restraint Anew

With a Democratic president in the White House, Senate Republicans have a newfound zeal for austerity, foreshadowing spending fights to come.

#cornyn-john, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cruz-ted, #delauro-rosa-l, #earmarks-finance, #federal-budget-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #leahy-patrick-j, #national-debt-us, #republican-party, #shelby-richard-c, #united-states-politics-and-government

Unemployment Is High. Why Are Businesses Struggling to Hire?

Health concerns, expanded jobless benefits and still being needed at home are among the reasons would-be workers might be staying away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Can Biden Be Our F.D.R.?

President Biden wants to change the trajectory of the country. He’s off to a good start.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #liberalism-us-politics, #new-deal-1930s, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-politics-and-government

$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

The fund, which could provide payments to hundreds of thousands of people excluded from other pandemic relief, ignited a battle among state lawmakers before it was approved this week.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #illegal-immigration, #new-york-state, #ramos-jessica-1985

NY Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Economic Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

New York Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

Biden Effort to Combat Hunger Marks ‘a Profound Change’

As millions of Americans lack enough to eat, the administration is rapidly increasing aid — with an eye toward a permanent safety net expansion.

#agriculture-department, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food, #food-insecurity, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom, #welfare-us

Minority Entrepreneurs Struggled to Get Small-Business Relief Loans

A year after the Paycheck Protection Program started, studies show how its design hurt Black- and other minority-owned businesses.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #paycheck-protection-program, #race-and-ethnicity, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic