( CBS DFW ) — A fourth stimulus check has been suggested, even as the third round of economic relief is still reaching eligible Americans. Around 159 million payments of up to $1,400 per person have been issued over the last few weeks. That’s most of the $422 billion allotted in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. Paper checks and EIP cards continue to arrive by mail. These relief payments are part of a larger effort to cushion COVID’s economic impact on households and support the economy while the pandemic recovery continues. The stimulus package also extends unemployment benefits, strengthens the child tax credit, and much more. The recent round of checks follows the $1,200 CARES Act payments at the pandemic’s outset and the $600 payments in early January. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment? How Does The Economic Recovery Look? Many households are far from where they started last year. Financial insecurity is … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has reportedly joined a growing YouTube alternative called Rumble in response to Google’s recent removal of a video featuring DeSantis and a number of Ivy League-educated medical experts discussing the negative effects of ongoing lockdowns. Reclaim The Net reports that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has joined the growing video sharing platform Rumble and created a new channel on the platform where he plans to post video updates and live streams. The decision to join the platform comes shortly after DeSantis found some of his own content censored by Google-owned YouTube. YouTube recently removed a video of DeSantis discussing the negative effects of ongoing pandemic-related lockdowns with a number of Ivy League-educated medical experts. In a statement on DeSantis joining the platform, Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski commented: Gov. Ron DeSantis is a longtime proponent of free speech and has been at the forefront of the effort to demonopolize Big Tech. … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Joins YouTube Alternative ‘Rumble’ Following Google Censorship
close Video Ron DeSantis touts Florida's new comprehensive 'anti-riot' bill Florida governor joins 'Hannity' to discuss his success in getting Floridians vaccinated, reopening economy and combating 'fake news' Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed law and order legislation he will "sign very soon" to prevent riots and strengthen police protections in Florida . RON DESANTIS: Over the summer, we were one of the states that said ‘we’re not having riots in the state of Florida,’ so we put our foot down, we protected our folks. The bill I’m going to sign very soon is the strongest set of reforms in the country to even strengthen our hand more. For example, if a local government tries to defund the police, we at the state can stop that. We’re able to put people in jail if they riot or assault a police officer. And, in fact, you assault a police officer during a riot, you have a mandatory jail sentence of at least six months. We also have provisions to … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis discusses legislation to strengthen police protection and prevent riots
Americans living abroad are returning back to the United States to receive their coronavirus vaccinations amid frustrations with delays in rollouts of the shots across the globe. Several Americans are opting to make the trip back to the U.S. rather than wait for a shot in places like Europe, where the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this month said the vaccine rollouts have been “unacceptably slow.” Distribution issues have been compounded with the temporary suspension in several countries of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University following concerns over rare blood clots. ADVERTISEMENT While a safety committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) earlier this month urged that the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca shot outweigh the potential risks, noting there was a “possible link” between the vaccine and brain blood clots, a number of countries have recommended against the shot for younger age groups, which have seen the majority of … [Read more...] about American expats returning to US to get COVID-19 shots
Florida's education commissioner is telling school districts to make masks optional for the next school year. “The data shows us that districts’ face covering policies do not impact the spread of the virus,” Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said in a letter to school districts around the state, the Herald-Tribune reported . Schools have been fully open since last fall in Florida due to a directive by Gov. Ron DeSantis Ron DeSantis Oddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election Florida on track to pass 'anti-riot' law requiring state approval for decreases to city police budgets Florida education official tells school districts to make masks optional next year MORE (R). ADVERTISEMENT Corcoran said in his letter mask mandates in schools has been negatively affecting children with disabilities and children who are learning English. The letter concluded by asking “districts which currently … [Read more...] about Florida education official tells school districts to make masks optional next year