More Democratic governors ease mask requirements: “We have to learn to live with COVID”

Illinois, New York and Rhode Island on Wednesday became the latest Democratic-led states to announce forthcoming changes to their statewide mask requirements, as more blue states begin to lift restrictions nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcements from Governors JB Pritzker in Illinois, Kathy Hochul in New York and Daniel McKee in Rhode … Read more

Monthly child tax credit payments have stopped. But families who file their tax returns can still get the rest of the credit, officials say.

Katrena Ross started receiving $ 300 a month last July as part of the expanded monthly child tax credit payments. The Michigan mother of three, including a son with autism, used the money to pay for gas to drive her children to school and to feed them healthier food. “To a lot of people it … Read more