Gov. Wolf announcing financial support for Pa. child care providers

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller held a briefing on Monday to discuss the challenges COVID-19 has presented to child care providers in Pennsylvania.

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller will hold a briefing on Monday afternoon to discuss the challenges COVID-19 has presented to child care providers in Pennsylvania.

$53 million dollars is becoming available for child care providers.

Another $116 million from Act 24 will be distributed in the coming months, bringing the total amount of financial support to $220 million.

Source: Gov. Wolf announcing support for Pa. child care providers

Trump signs order overhauling federal hiring

WASHINGTON — Applicants for federal government jobs will now be vetted based on their skills rather than if they have a relevant college degree after President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing his agencies to change their hiring practices.

At a signing ceremony at the White House, the president and other administration officials said the order would create a more merit-based system and opportunities for Americans who had previously been excluded from the workforce.

“The federal government will no longer be narrowly focused on where you went to school, but the skills and the talents that you bring to the job,” Trump said during the signing which coincided with a meeting of his American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

Source: Trump signs order overhauling federal hiring

Geoffrey Berman responds to Barr’s press release on his resignation – CNNPolitics

(CNN)Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York said he will not leave his post shortly after the Department of Justice announced late Friday night he was stepping down. Read his full statement:

“I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney. I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption. I cherish every day that I work with the men and women of this Office to pursue justice without fear or favor — and intend to ensure that this Office’s important cases continue unimpeded.”

Source: Geoffrey Berman responds to Barr’s press release on his resignation – CNNPolitics

3 Indian soldiers killed in clash at Chinese border, army says | Fox News

The confrontation was the first between the two nuclear powers that resulted in fatalities since 1975. India said China also suffered casualties.

“The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers,” the Indian army’s statement said. “Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.”

At a press conference Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that Indian troops on Monday “seriously violated the consensus of the two sides, crossed the border illegally twice, and carried out provocative attacks on Chinese personnel, resulting in serious physical conflicts between the two border forces.”

Source: 3 Indian soldiers killed in clash at Chinese border, army says | Fox News

Trump To Sign Executive Order On Police Reform Following Killing Of George Floyd : NPR

President Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday outlining the administration’s efforts to track officer misconduct, incentivize some departments and involve social workers and mental health professionals on some calls.

The order comes as the president faces tremendous pressure to take action following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police last month.

Source: Trump To Sign Executive Order On Police Reform Following Killing Of George Floyd : NPR

Second stimulus check: How much could you get? – CBS News

President Trump says Americans may soon receive another stimulus payment to help weather the coronavirus recession.

By now, most Americans have received the federal stimulus checks directed by the CARES Act in March to help consumers weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Three months later, the downturn has been declared an official recession and the official unemployment rate has soared into double digits, heightening calls for a second round of stimulus checks.

Yet there are signs the White House may get behind additional stimulus funding, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the administration is working on its own plan. During a press conference last week to discuss unemployment, President Donald Trump said his administration will be “asking for additional stimulus money,” while his economic adviser Kevin Hassett told the Journal this week that the odds of another stimulus package “are very, very high.”

Source: Second stimulus check: How much could you get? – CBS News