Economy Concerns, Relief Amid COVID-19
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A salt-water taffy store is closed in Old Sacramento on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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Americans at the bottom of the economic ladder before the pandemic have been the hardest hit by the economic fallout. Congress is still in gridlock over congressional aid and millions continue to struggle amid historic unemployment. How COVID-19 is impacting those in the most difficult economic situations and what to expect going forward.
- Sacramento Bee State Politics Reporter Hannah Wiley explains the new California law signed last week to prevent an incoming wave of evictions
- Reno, Nevada-based CapRadio reporter and producer Bert Johnson checks-in on Nevada passing its COVID-19 eviction moratorium last week
- New York Times Washington bureau reporter Emily Cochrane on the status of congressional aid and future plans for relief
- Center for Workers' Rights Executive Director and Legal Aid at Work Special Counsel Daniela Urban navigates unemployment in California as the state begins processing new weekly payments to millions of unemployed residents
- Sacramento State University Finance Professor Sanjay Varshney on the state of the U.S. economy and its markets and what we might be able to expect going forward
- Sacramento Poor People's Campaign Organizer Faye Wilson Kennedy discusses the impact COVID-19 is having on those in the most difficult economic situations