Author: Gary Bigger

Senate Expected to Vote on Scaled Down Stimulus Bill

With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 48-hour tentative deadline expired, there is still no official deal on a second stimulus package. Now talks are set to resume Wednesday and a vote is expected later Wednesday night. Democrats are still pushing for a deal worth $2 trillion, but the cost is still too much for many Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations up in 38 States

Coronavirus hospitalizations are now on the rise in 38 states, including a concerning spike in Wisconsin that is crippling hospitals. COVID-19 hospitalizations have more than tripled over the last month in Wisconsin. At the University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, doctors say patients are now coming in with noticeably more severe symptoms than at the beginning of the pandemic. Now all…

COVID-19’s Predicted Fall Surge Comes in Full Force 

Worldwide coronavirus cases have now surpassed the 40 million mark. Hospitalizations in the U.S. are skyrocketing with more than 30 states seeing an increase. Health experts say the predicted fall surge is now here in full force. Nationwide cases are growing to the highest levels we have seen since the middle of summer. And now major cities are once again starting…

Speaker Pelosi’s 48-Hour Deadline Ends Soon

The 48-hour deadline set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to strike a deal on another round of stimulus relief is set to expire Tuesday night. Both sides still have a lot of work to do, but say they are feeling more optimistic. Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continued to narrow their differences Monday. But with a price tag…

Next Presidential Debate Given New Format

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced a new format for the second and final presidential debate. Microphones will be muted during the debate on Thursday. The goal is to avoid the chaos from the first debate so that voters get a chance to hear both platforms without interruption. At the start of each of the six segments of the debate,…

Mt. Pleasant Troopers Arrest Grass Lake Man for Heroin

A Grass Lake man is behind bars after state police say they found heroin in his car. Last Friday Mt. Pleasant state troopers pulled over the man for a traffic violation. During the stop, troopers searched the car and say they found what is likely heroin and other drug related items. The man is now being held in the Isabella…

Pres. Trump, Biden Hit Campaign Trail With 2 Weeks to Go

Now just about two weeks from Election Day, both President Trump and former Vice President Biden are red hot on the campaign trail. On Thursday, the presidential candidates are scheduled to meet for their final debate in Nashville. Both nominees were busy  campaigning this weekend. The candidates began their day Sunday in church. The president in Las Vegas and Biden…

World Surpasses 40 Million COVID-19 Cases

Worldwide, the planet has passed 40 million COVID-19 cases. The novel coronavirus surge in the U.S. continues as the country has now recorded more than 8 million cases. The U.S. saw its highest case total in a single day since mid-July, tallying more than 70,000 cases on Saturday. A shocking 38 states are now showing an upward trend in case…

Senate Plans Votes Amidst Stimulus Bill Talks

This week will be a critical week for stimulus bill talks. The Republican-led Senate is calling for two votes this week on plans that could bring financial relief to millions of Americans struggling because of the pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced there would be a vote Tuesday on a standalone Paycheck Protection Program bill to help small businesses….