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Rand Paul tells Kentucky gov to ‘take a step back’ for threatening mandatory quarantine for church-goers

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Kentucky’s Gov. Andy Beshear to “take a step back” on Friday after the governor warned residents that they would be forced to self-quarantine for 14 days if they attended an in-person Easter church service -- due to the risk of the spread of the coronavirus.“Taking license plates at church? Quarantining...

Governors call for $500B to offset ‘catastrophic damage’ to state economies

America's governors are calling on Congress for $500 billion in emergency aid to keep their states from going broke amid the coronavirus crisis.Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, vice chair of the bipartisan group, made the plea Saturday, saying state budgets are running dry.

Kentucky governor threatens 14-day quarantine for going to mass gatherings, including church services

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear warned Friday that any state residents attending a mass gathering -- including church services -- will be forced to self-quarantine for 14 days in a preemptive bid to slow the coronavirus outbreak in his state over Easter weekend."I think we’re down to seven churches statewide that are thinking about having an in-person service," Beshear told...

Texas gov Abbott eyes reopening state businesses as he preps executive order laying out guidelines

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he plans to sign an executive order next week outlining guidelines for how businesses in the state can start to reopen after being shut down over coronavirus.“Next week I will be providing an executive order talking about what will be done in Texas about reopening Texas businesses,” Abbott said during...

Trump announces second task force on reopening economy as he weighs ‘biggest decision’

President Trump said Friday that that choosing when to move to reopen the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic would be "the biggest decision I've ever had to make.""I want to get it open as soon as possible,” Trump told reporters at Friday's briefing with members of the White House task force. "This country was meant to...

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