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Northeast governors were ready to reopen. The coronavirus had other plans.

People walk through Times Square which adjoins the Broadway theater district in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> NEW YORK — The governors [...]

Texas, Florida governors order bars closed, impose new restrictions as cases surge

Chairs are stacked on a table inside The Rustic on Friday in Houston, Texas. The restaurant and bar will be limited to 50 percent capacity after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he is shutting bars back down and scaling [...]

Appeals judge halts limit on governor’s emergency powers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An appellate judge on Wednesday stayed a lower court’s order barring Gov. Gavin Newsom from issuing directives that might conflict with state law, freeing him to take additional executive actions during the [...]

Quarantine fatigue: Governors reject new lockdowns as virus cases spike

*/ ]]> The coronavirus is spiking in more than a dozen states and intensive care beds are filling again, but several governors have no plans to reimpose shutdown measures or pause reopenings, a sign that the political will to take [...]

Trump declares houses of worship ‘essential,’ pressuring governors to let them reopen

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus on Friday. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo */ ]]> President Donald Trump on Friday commanded America’s governors to immediately reopen churches and other places of worship [...]

Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns

*/ ]]> The raging public debate over statewide coronavirus lockdowns is running parallel to a series of legal battles in state capitals — and the lockdown skeptics got a big boost this week. The decision by Wisconsin’s Supreme [...]

Trump’s lockdown workaround: Bring the governors to him

*/ ]]> President Donald Trump hasn’t been able to go out, so he’s welcoming governors in. The visits are strikingly similar: Trump touts the governors as “special” and “great” and they in turn thank him for the “enormous [...]

Republican voters give Trump and GOP governors cover to reopen

*/ ]]> Republican voters have undergone a significant shift on the coronavirus in a few short weeks. A month ago, half of GOP voters said they were more worried about public health than the economy. Now, fewer than 2 in 5 say their [...]

Kate Brown, Gavin Newsom, Western States Pact governors seek $1 trillion relief

Five Western Democratic governors on Monday asked Congress for $ 1 trillion in aid to plug the budgetary holes created by the novel coronavirus shutdown. The Western States Pact governors of California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington [...]

Trump supports Pennsylvania counties in ‘mutiny’ against Democratic governor’s closure orders

President Trump on Monday sided with Republican leaders in several Pennsylvania counties who are moving to reopen for business ahead of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s slower schedule. “The great people of Pennsylvania want their freedom now, [...]