Stories tagged: "governors"


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.

Image via screengrab
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.

Image of Inslee via Gage Skidmore; image of Whitmer courtesy of governor's office; image of Evers via screengrab
Americans Trust Their Governors More Than Trump to Lead on Reopening the Economy

A new Gallup poll released on Thursday found that a majority of Americans say they have more confidence in their state's governor to make the right economic recommendations regarding the novel coronavirus crisis than they do leaders in the federal government.