June 2021

Maine’s new jobless claims edge up slightly

New unemployment claims in Maine edged up slightly last week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly report. There were 1,345 new applications for state jobless benefits filed for the week that ended May…







Biden’s $6 trillion budget draws pushback

President Joe Biden’s latest budget proposal fits the model of his other plans with higher taxes and a spike in federal spending. But the new plan has drawn opposition just as his earlier spending proposals…


Edwards lifting most COVID-19 restrictions

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will extend the COVID-19 public health emergency order that expires Wednesday but virtually all the restrictions meant to control the spread of the illness will be lifted, Edwards said Tuesday….



California could see blackouts this summer

A hot summer or surge in wildfires likely are to cause blackouts across California this summer, according to a panel of public and private officials involved with maintaining the state’s power grid.  The Sacramento Press…