New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he has directed the New York Police Department to begin issuing fines of $250 to $500 for people who are not following social distancing guidelines and “don’t get it,” as the city grapples with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.
In another sign that the Democratic Party’s consolidating around Joe Biden as the White House race transitions from a primary battle to a general election showdown, two leading outside groups are joining forces to help the former vice president as he now focuses on his challenge to President Trump.
Taken together, these travel restrictions, which reach nearly every corner of the United States, are a nearly unprecedented limitation of Americans' movement as every level of government is scrambling to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The office of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she proposed rolling back a cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions as part of the next coronavirus response bill.
The Trump administration is expected this week to ease Obama-era regulations on fuel emission standards, capping off more than two years of legal battles between the president and states that opposed the move.