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    A FEDERAL judge has halted President Joe Biden's loan forgiveness program that aimed to assist disadvantaged ranchers and farmers of color. The order comes in the wake of a lawsuit by a group of plaintiffs that claims that the program is "racist" because it allocates aid solely to non-white farmers. 3Biden's relief program targets farmers of colorCredit: AP...
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    Loading the player... A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. In this Dec. 4, 2017, file...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  A federal judge Thursday afternoon suspended a loan forgiveness program that issues relief to farmers and agricultural workers of color. Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District handed down a temporary restraining order after the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a lawsuit in April. The group alleged...
    A federal judge Thursday afternoon suspended a loan forgiveness program that issues relief to farmers and agricultural workers of color. Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District handed down a temporary restraining order after the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a lawsuit in April. The group alleged in its announcement that President Joe Biden’s relief program...
    After widespread criticism from tenants and landlords, state officials said Thursday they plan to streamline applications and step-up outreach efforts to more quickly deliver $2.6 billion in emergency rental assistance. Despite nearly 200,000 applications requesting $543 million to cover unpaid rent, just $40 million has been distributed across California, according to state data. Advocacy groups continued to sound alarms, saying...
    San Jose property manager Jeff Zell submitted 70 applications in March to the state for pandemic-related rent relief. More than two months later, all he’s heard is that his applications are being considered. Tenants at the 2,000 Santa Clara County properties Zell manages piled up $1.25 million in unpaid rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The applications he filed to the...
    As Tennessee prepares to send out an additional $45 million in federal coronavirus relief to small businesses before the end of the year, those businesses should know they won’t be taxed on any relief that comes as part of the state’s Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program. Gov. Bill Lee has signed into law a bill and that creates...
    Olympic rings are seen in the ice of the track at Sanki Sliding Centre ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 2, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Former Olympic ice skater Luka Klasinc has been charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He's accused of defrauding the US government out of $1.5 million...
    WASHINGTON - When Democrat Joe Biden ran for vice president in 2008, he delivered a speech in which he repeated a saying he attributed to his father: “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” At the time, it was delivered as a criticism of the policies of Senator John...
    WASHINGTON - When Democrat Joe Biden ran for vice president in 2008, he delivered a speech in which he repeated a saying he attributed to his father: “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” At the time, it was delivered as a criticism of the policies of Senator John...
    SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature is weighing a raft of proposals to provide new financial help to residents who have suffered economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, including rent relief, state stimulus checks and grants for small businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to start new ventures. More than a dozen proposals were unveiled this month by Gov. Gavin Newsom as part...
    Washington (CNN)It's been five months since Congress created a new grant program for live music venues, theaters and museums that were forced to shut their doors because of the pandemic -- but none of the $16 billion available has yet been disbursed. The Small Business Administration has said it expects the first round of grants -- going to the hardest-hit...
    Washington (CNN)The federal government has pumped about $4 trillion into the US economy since the pandemic began in March 2020, sending cash directly to households, boosting unemployment benefits and creating several new grant and loan programs for businesses. Now that the US economy is nearly back to normal, some are asking whether the government gave away too much money --...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco has announced the city's new rental relief program, which is the latest emergency measure to help ease months of money fears from those suffering most during the COVID-19 pandemic.The city will take the next several months to field applications and distribute more than $90 million in aid, thanks to initial funding from the U.S....
    Two months after the state launched COVID-19 rental assistance programs for low-income tenants, Bay Area cities and counties are opening individual programs aimed at keeping the poorest residents in their homes. San Jose and Santa Clara County last week launched their $60 million program to reach renters teetering toward homelessness. The efforts will focus on delivering aid to adults making...
    WASHINGTON - The United States will expand Haitian eligibility for a humanitarian program that grants deportation relief and work permits to immigrants who cannot safely return to their home countries, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told lawmakers in an email Saturday. A new designation of so-called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will cover an estimated 150,000 Haitians living in...
    The Biden administration on Saturday announced it will extend deportation protections and work permits for 54,000 Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and allow hundreds of thousands of other eligible Haitians to request relief. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he will extend the TPS designation for Haiti by 18 months, allowing current recipients to...
    A federal judge in Texas has issued a preliminary ruling that found the Biden administrations nearly $29 billion restaurant relief fund discriminated against a white man who owns an eatery. In an 18-page ruling, posted by Reason, U.S. District Judge Reed OConnor ordered the Small Business Administration relief program to temporarily stop prioritizing funding applications from businesses owned by women...
    Banks are resisting the Biden administrations push to provide $4 billion in a debt relief program for minority farmers, saying the governments initiative to pay off the borrowers loans will hurt the financial institutions profits and investors.  The American Bankers Association, the Independent Community Bankers of America, and the National Rural Lenders Association, three of the nations largest banking groups,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday he will be phasing out the statewide moratorium on evictions by August, as he announced the launch of a $1.5 billion rental relief program for Illinois. “We will work with our partners to bring an end to the eviction moratorium in August, with a gradual phase out over the next few months,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker signed a major expansion to the Illinois rental relief program in law Monday.The Illinois Rental Payment Program will provide relief for 120,000 households. In addition to the $1.5 billion for rental assistance, $400 million will be provided for mortgage assistance.According to the website of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the program is for households...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker is expected to announce the opening of applications for a rent relief program Monday.According to the website of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the program is for households that are behind on rent because of reasons related to the pandemic. It offers up to 15 months of rent assistance, or up to $25,000.RELATED: Despite...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker is expected to announce the opening of applications for a rent relief program Monday.According to the website of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the program is for households that are behind on rent because of reasons related to the pandemic. It offers up to 15 months of rent assistance, or up to $25,000.RELATED: Despite...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – During these difficult times many companies have struggled to stay afloat but thanks to the generosity of the Miami Dolphins and their food relief program they have made it and come out stronger. “People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care,“ said Chef Herbert Coleman with Seed Miami. READ MORE: BSO Needs...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is sharing his plans for expanding the state's support for small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic during a news conference on Thursday.The relief program is part of the governor's $100 billion California Comeback Plan, an economic recovery plan aimed at addressing five of the state's biggest challenges.RELATED: Where is my Golden State Stimulus check? Find out...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is sharing his plans for expanding the state's support for small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic during a news conference on Thursday.The relief program is part of the governor's $100 billion California Comeback Plan, an economic recovery plan aimed at addressing five of the state's biggest challenges.RELATED: Where is my Golden State Stimulus check? Find out...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom will share his plans for expanding the state's support for small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic during a news conference on Thursday.The relief program is part of the governor's $100 billion California Comeback Plan, an economic recovery plan aimed at addressing five of the state's biggest challenges.RELATED: Where is my Golden State Stimulus check? Find out...
    Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel. Wednesday, May 12, marks the opening day for the Biden-era FCC’s first attempt to fix what Ajit Pai’s swamped up FCC tried to dismantle. The Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB) begins its open enrollment period, promising monthly discounts to eligible families for subsidized broadband services. The program will give low-income families and individuals up to $50 a...
    Millions of Americans do not have access to and cannot not afford broadband as the pandemic has forced jobs, schools, and health care online. Americans can begin applying for $50 off their monthly internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the...
    (CNN)Federal officials from the US Secret Service have helped recover around $2 billion in fraudulently obtained Covid-19 relief funds and seized more than $640 million from accused fraudsters, the agency said Wednesday. One year into the pandemic, the Secret Service has opened 690 cases regarding unemployment insurance fraud, on top of another 720 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection...
    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack defended President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief program to assist black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, Asian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander farmers. “I think there is a very legitimate reason for doing what we are doing,” he said. Vilsack argued that Biden’s program restricted white farmers from applying for aid to address historic racism in the Department of...
    A white Wisconsin dairy farmer is suing the Biden administration for its "racist" coronavirus relief plan. TED LIEU MELTS DOWN AFTER WITNESS CITES HARVARD'S ANTI-ASIAN DISCRIMINATION Adam Faust, a disabled farmer, is one of five people in the state last week to sue the administration over the terms of the American Rescue Plan, which provides aid to "socially disadvantaged"...
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    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The enormously popular small business relief program, known as the Payment Protection Program (PPP) has run out of money. During the past year, more than 8 million small businesses were given a PPP loan. In most cases, these businesses will not be required to pay these loans back. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth...