CV Central - 4/22/2020 - "The Divided States - Competition Gets Regional and Partisan"
Unhappily, Episode 53 covers the consequences of disjointed Federal policy in the United States leading to new divisions. A failure by DC to prepare for or meet the needs of states led to encouraging independent responses, and we see at least three factions forming as pacts that are pursuing a divergent path than the Administration desires with growing acrimony and consequences. With California, New York, and Illinois all firmly ensconced with their neighbors in a health driven slower approach, we see people bristle on both sides as the issues become more partisan, and we see the Great Plains, South, and Texas rush toward openings. If things go badly, how fragile might these connections become?
Flashback: President Trump tells governors to solve their own problems back in March: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/19/trump-governors-coronavirus-medical-supplies-137658
Western States Pact applauded betweeen CA, OR, and WA: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/western-states-pact-is-a-promising-move/
Newsom providing $500 benefit to CA illegal population: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/15/california-to-give-cash-payments-to-immigrants-hurt-by-coronavirus.html
Trump closing off all immigration at same time pushing for economic open: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/politics/donald-trump-immigration-halt-coronavirus/index.html
Conservatives calling on AG to prosecute states for restrictions during Covid: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/493505-conservative-activists-encourage-doj-to-sue-governors-local-leaders
NY Governor Cuomo announces multi-state pact with CT, DE, MA, NJ, PA, and RI: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/massachusetts-joins-new-york-new-jersey-connecticut-pennsylvania-delaware-and-rhode-islands
NY hires high powered consulting firm to make evidence based approach in contrast to DC: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/16/new-york-taps-mckinsey-to-develop-a-trump-proof-economic-reopening-plan.html
ME working with NH and VT to coordinate separate response in Northern New England: https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/gov-mills-opening-america-talking-new-hampshire-vermont-governors-about-northern-new-/133109
Illinois joins partnership with IN, KY, and OH to form larger Midwest Pact with MI, MN, and WI: https://www.npr.org/local/309/2020/04/17/836875890/illinois-partners-with-six-midwest-states-to-decide-when-to-reopen-economy
Protests encouraged by President Trump happen nationwide to open economy: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/18/coronavirus-scenes-of-protests-across-the-country-demanding-states-reopen-the-economy.html
Iowa avoids joining Midwest group - works informally with NE, SD, ND, and others: https://iowastartingline.com/2020/04/16/iowa-opts-out-of-midwest-partnership-on-coronavirus/
DC Area states working together as virus expands in region to coordinate lockdowns between DC, MD, and VA: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-and-virginia-governors-blast-trump-over-protests-and-lack-of-covid-19-testing-as-cases-continue-to-rise-in-the-capital-region/2020/04/19/0b878724-81d1-11ea-a3ee-13e1ae0a3571_story.html
Following administration lead, GA, SC, and TN eager to reopen like FL and TX: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/us/coronavirus-us-hot-spots-reopening.html
Editorial decrying the partisan nature of our response and how it makes governing impossible: https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/coronavirus-economy-pennsylvania-legislature-wolf-working-masks-testing-20200420.html
Coronavirus Central Unscripted - 4/17/2020 - How disagreements become dissolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsJG_LxtqFk&t=1s
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