Financial impact of COVID-19
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Mark Abrams
June 18, 2020 - 1:13 pm
Philadelphia-area hospitals may soon be forced to furlough hundreds of staff and drastically cut services due to the financial blow from COVID-19. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy tours Atlantic City field hospital
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KYW Staff
April 21, 2020 - 4:06 pm
New Jersey's COVID-19 death toll saw its biggest spike yet. Despite some positive signs, Gov. Phil Murphy said there are still weeks to go of social distancing. Murphy also toured a COVID-19 field hospital in Atlantic City. Read the latest here.
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Someone signing a piece of paper.
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Mark Abrams
April 01, 2020 - 8:28 pm
Berks County officials say they will furlough up to 400 county workers because of the impact of the coronavirus on government operations. Read more here.
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February 21, 2019 - 9:02 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot. The New Jersey Lottery on Wednesday announced Judith Smith had purchased the winning Dec. 17 Pick-6 ticket days before the shutdown closed the Fort Wadsworth...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Melony Roy
January 24, 2019 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown. With no end in sight, some have turned to popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe. A Lehigh valley man who asked not to be identified has raised $1,600 of...
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The emergency meal preparation day will take place at the Jewish Family and Children's Service's Bala Cynwyd location at 345 Montgomery Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Antionette Lee
January 22, 2019 - 5:55 pm
BALA CYNWYD (KYW Newsradio) — A local agency is hoping to do a good deed to help furloughed government workers who are preparing to miss their second missed paycheck. But, they need help from the public. The emergency meal preparation day will take place at the Jewish Family and Children's Service'...
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Sen. Bob Casey
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Kim Glovas
January 22, 2019 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Wednesday marks day 33 of the government shutdown, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has ideas on how to end the impasse. He said says the first condition should be opening the government, and then negotiating the terms. When President Donald Trump shut down the government,...
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Samantha Mogil, manager of government and community affairs for Share Food Program, says in the organization's warehouse that the nonprofit will provide free food for furloughed workers.
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Pat Loeb
January 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia anti-hunger groups are preparing to provide food to federal workers who have been without a paycheck now for four weeks. Share Food Program , the local nonprofit that is also the lead agency in Philadelphia for state and federal food programs, has been...
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January 17, 2019 - 10:03 am
By Shelby Copeland (CNN) — How can you help a friend who's going through a tough time? Offer to buy the next round of drinks, of course. Now, you can do the same for federal employees forced to work — or not work — without pay during the partial government shutdown. Pay it Furloughed is a...
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Justin Udo
January 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local food bank works to make sure federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown are able to put meals on their table. Due to the government shutdown, federal workers have missed a paycheck, and for some that means they need to find alternative ways to...
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