Stories tagged: "governors"


FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Whitmer Goes to Washington to Share Expertise in Crises With White House

From extreme polar weather to a 500 year flood and the pandemic, Michigan’s leader has built a reputation for helping communities through a crisis.

Images courtesy of Creative Commons (Maryland Office of the Governor; Julia Pickett; and Vivien McClain Photography)
Trump’s Coronavirus Failures Forced Governors to Step Up. Here’s What They’ve Done.

Most Americans disapprove of how President Trump has handled COVID-19—despite what you heard at the Republican National Convention.

FILE - In this April 24, 2020, file photo, Kendall Ballew, an employee of the Anderson Mall, cleans the doors before the mall opened to limited business in Anderson, S.C. Records obtained by The Associated Press show governors working closely with business interests as they weighed when and how to reopen their economies during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
Emails Show States Reopened Too Soon Because of Pressure From Businesses

“The interest in trying to reopen and restart economic activity had a much greater pull at the time ... than did public health concerns or question marks about how it would go."

AP Photo/John Locher, File
Governors, Mayors, and Companies to Senate: Pass More COVID Aid or ‘Millions of Americans’ Will Suffer

More assistance is needed "to both rebuild the economy and maintain essential services in education, health care, emergency operations, public safety and more," groups, led by the National Governors Association, wrote this week.

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Arizona, Florida, and Texas See a Surge in COVID Cases. Now Their Governors Are Singing a Different Tune.

Listen to how these governors first reacted to COVID vs. how they're talking now.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Trump Slams Governors as ‘Weak’ and Pushes Them to ‘Dominate’ Protests

“Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.”

Images via AP and Michigan Office of the Governor
Republicans Are Using the Pandemic to Seize Control From Governors

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.