• Budget cuts mean staff cuts, and library workers at several schools around the country are feeling the burn. At the University of California – Los Angeles, one library shifted to an appointment-only setup because of a layoff. At Stanford University, more

    Cities Brace for Coronavirus Budget Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Many U.S. cities are experiencing a revenue crunch due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing sharp budget cuts that will stretch into next year, according to a new analysis that will appear in the...

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    Pelosi Looks to Deliver $25 Billion for USPS

    The House is set to vote Saturday on legislation that would block operational cutbacks to the United States Postal Service and add $25 billion in funding to help prop up the service ahead of the...

  • Is Trump’s Unemployment Benefit Plan Legal?

    By Michael Rainey

    The White House scrambled earlier this week to clarify President Trump’s effort to provide extra weekly payments to unemployed workers, settling on the idea that the new program would provide workers...

  • U.S. President Trump holds coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic briefing at the White House in Washington

    Trump Indicates He Wants to Block USPS Funding to Stop Mail-In Votes

    President Trump indicated Thursday morning that he opposes Democratic proposals to provide additional funding to the U.S. Postal Service because he doesn’t want to expand voting by mail ahead of...

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    New Jobless Claims Drop Below 1 Million

    By Michael Rainey

    The number of new unemployment claims fell below 1 million for this first time since March, the Labor Department announced Thursday. About 963,000 Americans filed for state unemployment benefits for...