The Daily Populous

Sunday May 3rd, 2020 night edition

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has followed demands of pay raises for essential workers with a proposal of his own.

Romney proposed Friday that essential workers "who are necessarily subject to greater risk of COVID-19" receive hourly bonuses of up to $12 in the form of a tax credit.

His proposal comes a month after several Democratic senators suggested $13/hour raises for essential workers that would be retroactive from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employers would have to opt in to what Romney is calling "Patriot Pay" and start paying workers a bonus for the government funding to activate.

Workers would have to collect the payments by submitting a claim to the IRS; Romney did suggest the IRS partner with payroll companies to distribute the money faster.

Senate Democrats proposed a COVID-19 "heroes fund" in early April that was a bit simpler than Romney's Patriot Pay.

It would also offer a $15,000 essential worker recruitment incentive to hire and maintain health care workers. »

Fast Cash and Payday Loans

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Storefront payday loan businesses began to spring up across the country in the 1980s and quickly became commonplace.2 In 2017, there were 14,348 payday loan storefronts3 in the United States.

These unsecured loans have a short repayment period and are appropriately called "payday loans" because the duration of a loan usually matches the borrower's payday schedule.

A balloon payment—full amount of the loan plus fees—is generally due on the borrower's next payday after the loan is made. »

Judge dismisses US women's national soccer team's equal pay claims

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(CNN) The US women's national team's fight for equality suffered a major blow Friday, as a federal judge rejected the players' claims that they were paid less than the men's national team.

Claims by the players of unequal working conditions based on travel conditions, specifically charter flights and hotel accommodations, and support services, specifically medical and training support, can still go to trial.

The USWNT originally filed a lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation in March 2019 , with 28 members of the team listed as plaintiffs. »

Report: Man caught camping on Disney’s Discovery Island says it was ‘tropical paradise'

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man is facing trespassing charges after security found him camping on Walt Disney World’s Discovery Island, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Orange County deputies searched for McGuire on foot, by helicopter, and by boat before finally making contact with him, according to an arrest report.

Discovery Island, which was a zoological attraction before Disney’s Animal Kingdom park opened, has been closed since 1999. »