Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questions Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.


The senator leading Supreme Court confirmation hearings Tuesday launched into revisionist history on “Obamacare,” implying it was designed to help Democratic states like California, New York and Massachusetts while doling out less to states like his, South Carolina.

In doing so, Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped over the fact that health insurance is generally more expensive in places with a high cost of living. Also, South Carolina is among 12 conservative states that have not adopted the law’s Medicaid expansion, a big source of federal subsidies.

A look at the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman’s remark during questioning of nominee Amy Coney Barrett:

GRAHAM: “Under the Affordable Care Act, three states get 35% of the money, folks. Can you

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The tractor industry is revising its growth outlook upwards to high single-digit for the current fiscal from a marginal positive rate as the rural economy remains a silver lining amid Covid-19 crisis.

During August 2020, the domestic tractor sales grew 75 per cent at 64,729 units when compared with 37,050 units in August 2019. Total production was also higher at 86,999 units when compared with 70,039 units last year.

For the first five-month period of this fiscal, tractor sales grew by 8 per cent at 294,022 units compared with 272,966 units in the year-ago period, according to the data provided by Tractor and Mechanization Association.

Double-digit growth

Most of the leading tractor makers — Mahindra, TAFE, Sonalika and Escorts — have reported double-digit growth in August volumes.

With 2.94 lakh domestic sales in 5 months, the tractor industry has achieved about 41 per cent of FY20 volumes.

Industry representatives and

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August 31, 2020

To aid its local businesses, the City of La Verne launched a Business Assistance Grant Program in May to provide financial aid to struggling businesses to help them combat the economic setbacks brought about by COVID-19. The program still has the capacity to award up to 100 qualified businesses within its city limits with a $2,500 grant to help them re-open, create jobs, retain jobs and offer quality services to the residents of La Verne.

“Our businesses have always been an integral part of the La Verne community,” said Tim Hepburn, Mayor of La Verne. “We look forward to this program helping more of the local businesses that we all know and love reopen, recognizing the critical contributions they make to our community’s collective economic and overall well-being.

On Monday August 31 the Economic Development Committee meet via Zoom to discuss the status of the program. “In

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