“National service often gets attached to the big issue of the day,” said Melissa Bass, an associate professor of public policy at the University of Mississippi who has studied national service. Yet Donald Trump “has never been supportive of national service”, she added, and has advocated shutting down the agency that runs AmeriCorps and similar programs. For this reason it is hard to imagine they will receive support in subsequent stimulus packages. … [Read more...] about Waiting for a New Deal job program? These US parks are already hiring
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Based on similar tax deferrals in the past, Goldman estimates that about half of all employees would opt to withhold their payroll taxes. In the end, they estimate that 40% of the extra money will be spent, or just under $60 billion. That equates to a boost to the economy of just 0.3% of GDP over those four months. And that boost would quickly be reversed next year, when the tax is owed. … [Read more...] about How big a raise might U.S. workers get under Trump’s payroll tax plan?
Many states were overwhelmed by the unprecedented number of people filing for unemployment when the pandemic forced businesses across the country to shut down. Millions of people waited for weeks to start receiving the money. It took some of them months to stand up another program created by Congress that provides benefits to gig workers and the self-employed, who aren't traditionally eligible. … [Read more...] about When will new unemployment benefits start flowing? It may take a while
One program Biden has not mentioned is called Secure Communities. Launched by executive action under President George W. Bush and enlarged under most of Obama’s presidency, it requires every local police and sheriff’s department to relay to ICE the fingerprints of anyone they arrest and book into jail. That allows the agency to locate deportable immigrants and request their detention, though local officers are not required to hold them beyond their scheduled release dates, and some courts have ruled such detentions illegal. … [Read more...] about Biden pledge on police immigration contacts would largely make US a sanctuary country
Justin "JuS" Hughes is a versatile musician from Bloomfield, CT who has made his mark in the industry. JuS has been singing and dancing since the age of 6 starting with genres such as African, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Since the day he knew he had the talent to sing and dance, JuS has involved himself in numerous activities in the Boston, Connecticut, New York and Southern areas. At age 10, JuS began pursuing Hip Hop and found that he was able to excel much higher in this genre of dance. JuS is a self-taught Hip Hop street dancer that has worked his way into becoming one of the most versatile choreographers, hard hitting dancers and performers in the field today. Working and touring with artists such as, Madusa from def Poetry Jam, Pharaoh Monch and Slum village, for the "Beats for Peace Tour", JuS has also gained exposure to Sony/BMG Music entertainment. As a Choreographer, JuS has choreographed for artists that are breaking into the industry in front of Industry Executives from … [Read more...] about Hartford Changemakers Murals To Be Unveiled Aug. 29 And Sept. 17