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California Governor Says State At COVID-19 ‘Tipping Point’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California’s governor said on Monday the state was at a “tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic that would soon overwhelm hospitals as political leaders nationwide turn to increasingly aggressive measures to hold back the latest surge. Governor Gavin Newsom said he may clamp new “stay-at-home” orders on California’s roughly 40 million residents […]


Connecticut governor says Texas, Arizona should shut down bars to slow coronavirus spread

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont told CNBC on Tuesday that the leaders of Arizona and Texas, two states grappling with growing Covid-19 outbreaks, should reinstitute more aggressive containment strategies.  “I’d close down the bars,” Lamont, a Democrat, said on “Closing Bell.”  Both Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have said that a larger share of […]

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Kansas Governor Sues GOP Leaders For Subverting Order Limiting Church Meetings

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) is gearing up for a showdown with her state’s Republican leaders over whether she has the right to restrict religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.  Kelly filed a lawsuit against a GOP-controlled legislative council on Thursday after it overturned her recent executive order limiting religious meetings and funerals to 10 […]


Republican Governor Slaps Down Trump Testing Claim: ‘That’s Just Not True’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that there’s no longer a shortage of coronavirus tests, calling the assertion “just not true” and warning that no state has enough tests. Hogan, who issued a statewide stay-at-home order a day earlier, told NPR’s “Morning Edition” that the country’s governors have made […]


Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer Fires Back After Trump Slams ‘Young Woman Governor’

President Donald Trump on Thursday once again said the nation’s governors should be “doing more” to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and not rely so heavily on the federal government for help.  He claimed most governors “have been fantastic,” but then took a few potshots at Washington’s Jay Inslee (D) and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer (D), whose name […]


New York Governor Warns Hospitals Will Be Overwhelmed Under Nearly All Scenarios

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s hospitals will be overwhelmed under almost any realistic scenario in the coronavirus outbreak and authorities are adding capacity wherever possible to meet soaring demand, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday. The need for hospital beds and ventilators was particularly acute, the governor said, as the hardest hit state […]

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Illinois Governor Says Trump Aide ‘Yelled’ At Him For Complaint On Airport Chaos

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) was looking for help from the Trump administration to deal with Chicago’s dangerously crowded O’Hare Airport amid stepped-up screening for the coronavirus ― crowds that made impossible the social distancing urged by health officials.  Instead, Pritzker said an aide to President Donald Trump “yelled at me about the tweet” the governor had posted […]