Day: March 17, 2020

Mnuchin says proposal would inject ‘a trillion dollars into the economy,’ includes giving checks to Americans

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin outlined a variety of potential proposals to Senate Republicans Tuesday as part of a legislative package to help Americans and industries that are reeling from the coronavirus. The administration proposed an initial $250 billion could be sent to Americans as early […]

Prisons restrict inmates, staffers’ movements as they try to keep coronavirus out

WASHINGTON – More than 500,000 inmates in the nation’s largest prison systems were on near-lockdown this week as authorities scrambled to guard against outbreaks of the coronavirus.  California, Florida, Texas and the federal Bureau of Prisons have all suspended visitation and largely restricted the movement of prisoners within […]