Stories tagged: "governors"


FILE - North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, on Dec. 7, 2022. Stein announced a bid for governor in 2024 on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, with the Democrat pledging to focus on public education, economic opportunity and equality and to provide a sharp contrast with a potential Republican opponent. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein Announces 2024 Campaign for Governor

As state attorney general, Stein has defended reproductive freedom in North Carolina, reduced the state’s testing backlog on sexual assault kits, defended voting rights, and helped negotiate a national opioid settlement.

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."

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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.

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Cuomo to Trump: ‘Are You Gonna Grant Me What the Constitution Gave Me Before You Were Born?’

A recent poll found that a majority of Americans believe their state governors are responding to the coronavirus crisis more effectively than the national effort led by President Trump.