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NASBO is monitoring budget and fiscal implications as well as broader issues that states are addressing related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This page includes the latest federal news, press articles highlighting state responses and other resources. NASBO staff will continue to add relevant information to this webpage and provide weekly updates in our Washington Report e-publication.

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Latest Federal News


Treasury Updates Guidance on CRF Incurred Costs

The Treasury Department updated their guidance on the Coronavirus Relief Fund, authorized by the CARES Act. The new version updates the guidance provided under the section “Costs incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.” Additional information can be found on Treasury’s website.

FEMA Releases Fact Sheet on Coordinating COVID-19 Federal Funding, Cost Share

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) posted a fact sheet today entitled COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Coordinating Public Assistance and Other Sources of Federal Funding. The fact sheet addresses multiple sources of funding, coordination of funding, duplication of benefits, and cost share.

Treasury/IRS Announce Tax Filing Deadline to Remain July 15

On Monday the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the tax filing date will remain July 15 and encouraged taxpayers to file their taxes by that date or file for an automatic extension of time to file to October 15. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) analyzed the potential impacts of another extension at the state level.

USDA Extends WIC Waivers Through September 30

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service issued a policy memorandum on Monday that extends all currently active waivers through September 30, 2020 for all Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) state agencies that choose to continue operations under such waivers. A list of WIC state waivers can be found here.

Education Issues Rule on Equitable Services

The Department of Education issued an interim final rule on equitable services for non-public schools, which outlines how local education agencies (LEA) must calculate how the emergency funds authorized through the Education Stabilization Fund are made available for students and teachers in private schools. Once published in the Federal Register, the rule is effective immediately and open for public comment for 30 days. Previously issued guidance on equitable services can be found here.

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Press Clips - Week of July 6


Press Clips Archive


National

Recession Forces Spending Cuts on States Hit by Virus

Wall Street Journal - 7/8/2020

45 states just started a new fiscal year. None are celebrating.

Marketplace – 7/8/2020

States are enacting stopgap budgets to cope with pandemic downturn

Bond Buyer - 7/8/2020

Governors demand Trump renew public health emergency

The Hill – 7/8/2020

Worsening U.S. outbreak prompts tough actions as new coronavirus cases hit record

Reuters - 7/8/2020

State and local officials beg Congress to send more election funds ahead of November

The Hill - 7/8/2020

Trump threatens to 'cut off funding' for schools that don't reopen amid pandemic

ABC News - 7/8/2020

CDC to issue more guidance on school openings amid Trump criticism

The Hill - 7/8/2020

With No End in Sight to the Coronavirus, Some Teachers Are Retiring Rather Than Go Back to School

Time.com (Time Magazine) - 7/8/2020

Expect a big wave of state marijuana legalizations next year: Barrons on MarketWatch

Marketwatch - 7/8/2020

States in fiscal crisis and cuts to basic services loom as coronavirus ravages local economies

CNBC - 7/7/2020

Coronavirus lockdowns causes economic output to plunge in individual states

CNBC – 7/7/2020

States Sue Department of Education Over Relief Funds

Time.com (Time Magazine) - 7/7/2020

Trump vows to pressure governors to reopen schools in the fall

CNBC - 7/7/2020

Higher ed leaders warn House committee of financial strain

The Hill - 7/7/2020

Support to Restore Nixed Municipal Refinancing Tool Grows in Congress

Route Fifty – 7/7/2020

Coronavirus Fraudsters Keep Prosecutors Busy

Stateline – 7/7/2020

States rush to keep afloat businesses crushed by the pandemic

CNBC – 7/7/2020

Billions In PPP Loans Went To Higher Education

Forbes.com (Forbes Magazine) - 7/6/2020

States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

(NPR) National Public Radio - 7/6/2020

There's a long way to go before Congress agrees on another coronavirus stimulus package

CNN - 7/6/2020

Medicaid enrollment increase puts pressure on state budgets

Roll Call – 7/6/2020

After Ironing Out Kinks, States Renew COVID-19 Contracts

Government Technology – 7/6/2020

Don't Want to Wear a Mask? In Some Places, It Could Cost You.

Route Fifty – 7/6/2020

Groups Call For More Accountability in State, Local Government Aid

Route Fifty – 7/6/2020

Amid pandemic, fewer students seek federal aid for college

Associated Press – 7/5/2020

States reveal little about success in contact tracing
Washington Post – 7/4/2020

The state and local budget crisis is here — and your finances could take a big hit
Bankrate – 7/3/2020 

Census Workers to Resume In-Person Visits to Boost Response Rate

Route Fifty – 7/2/2020

Congress stares down funding cliff for coronavirus aid

Politico - 7/2/2020

Know a Teen Who Needs a Summer Job? Covid-19 Response Is Hiring.

Route Fifty - 7/2/2020


Alabama

$18 million to go to COVID-19 testing in nursing homes

Montgomery Advertiser - 7/7/2020

Governor Ivey awards $48 million to Alabama Department of Education for help to reopen schools

WBRC – 7/7/2020

$100 million in federal aid heading to AL schools

AL.com - 7/6/2020

Unemployment claims center moving to appointment system

Montgomery Advertiser - 7/2/2020


Arizona

AZ COVID-19 hospitalizations, ER visits hit new highs

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 7/8/2020

COVID-19 test delays make it harder to track and treat

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 7/7/2020

AZ charter and private schools get PPP loans

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 7/7/2020

State budget takes another COVID-19 hit

AZPM – 7/6/2020

Arizona earmarks $9 million in virus funds for election

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 7/2/2020


Arkansas

State business grants to fight virus run well compared to other states, business leaders say

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 7/5/2020

State general revenue in June drops $47M from year ago, but exceeds March forecast

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 7/2/2020


California

Newsom says reopening of California schools to be based on safety, not pressure from Trump

Los Angeles Times - 7/8/2020

CSU chancellor: System may go virtual for entire year

SFGate - 7/8/2020

California 'surge' hospitals are costly, but how much?

SFGate - 7/8/2020

California Assembly postpones return to Sacramento

SFGate - 7/6/2020

20 Coronavirus: Will California tenants, landlords and taxpayers split the bill for unpaid rent?

San Jose Mercury News - 7/6/2020

The struggle to enter California's cannabis market: 'So much heartache, so much pain'

San Jose Mercury News - 7/6/2020


Colorado

Worried about COVID-19, Colorado law school graduates seek alternative to in-person bar exam

Denver Post - 7/7/2020

Coronavirus pandemic gives Colorado Gov. Jared Polis unprecedented power

Boulder Daily Camera - 7/6/2020

From pandemic to recession, a “cacophony of crises” threatens Colorado’s higher education institutions

Denver Post – 7/5/2020


Connecticut

Tong: CT to challenge ICE ruling on international students

New Haven Register - 7/8/2020

Connecticut will soon have spent its $1.4B share of federal coronavirus aid and state leaders say more challenges lay ahead

Hartford Courant - 7/8/2020

A billion in federal funds flies out the door … and more is needed

The Connecticut Mirror - 7/7/2020

Help wanted: Lamont turns to outside experts to fight virus

New London Day (theday.com) - 7/6/2020


Delaware

Hoping to rely on mass COVID-19 testing, Delaware State University releases plans to reopen

News Journal – 7/8/2020

District of Columbia

DC council raises gas tax, approves emergency policing and justice reform bill

WTOP – 7/7/2020


Florida

Coronavirus cases continue surge in Florida as study warns of silent spread

Tallahassee Democrat - 7/8/2020

Florida Democrats tell DeSantis to require masks, close beaches, back off schools

Jacksonville Times-Union & Jacksonville.com - 7/8/2020

Budget had to be cut to deal with COVID, but DeSantis kept money for new toll roads

Miami Herald – 7/6/2020

State orders schools to reopen in August

Herald Tribune.com - 7/6/2020

State, feds probe jobless benefits system but who will fix it?

Palm Beach Post - 7/3/2020


Georgia

Kemp seeks federal funds and expanded COVID-19 testing in Gwinnett

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 7/8/2020

Kemp issues statewide emergency order amid Atlanta violence

Athens Banner-Herald - 7/6/2020

Some Georgia parents to get one-time food payment during pandemic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 7/6/2020

Cut in part-time pay for Georgia legislators becomes political test

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 7/2/2020


Hawaii

Hawaiis state government is facing a financial crisis

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/7/2020

Governor Ige goes over what the state is doing to save the budget

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/6/2020

State projected to lose billions in tax revenue during 2020-2021 fiscal year

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/6/2020

Gov. Ige: Hawaii faces more public worker cuts without aid

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/6/2020

Gov. Ige warns that without more federal aid, public worker pay cuts or furloughs are inevitable

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/5/2020


Idaho

Gov. Brad Little Orders $200 Million Cut Over Idaho's Coronavirus Fallout

Boise State Public Radio – 7/7/2020


Illinois

Pritzker calls for national mask mandate | Lightfoot ignores Trumps call to fully reopen schools | Illinois National Guard coronavirus testing mission to wind down

Chicago Tribune - 7/8/2020

State revenues down $1.1 billion in last fiscal year

Springfield State Journal-Register - 7/6/2020


Indiana

Study: State funding hurts Indy metro area

Indianapolis Star - 7/8/2020


Iowa

Iowa's mental health regions welcome federal boost, but say long-term funding is essential

CBS2 – 7/8/2020

Schools making contingency plans, grappling with state guidance

Sioux City Journal - 7/4/2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds sends $490 million in CARES Act money to Unemployment Trust Fund

Quad-City Times - 7/2/2020


Kentucky

Coronavirus Hits Kentucky University Budgets, Enrollment

WFPL – 7/8/2020


Louisiana

La. governor signs budget, directs state agency heads to be ready for possible mid-year cuts

WAFB – 7/8/2020

Edwards rejects pay raise delay for Louisiana state workers

Associated Press – 7/8/2020

Republicans hold a majority in the Legislature. John Bel Edwards holds the veto pen. The result? Compromises

Baton Rouge Advocate - 7/5/2020

Why Louisiana is facing troubling financial prospects even after billions in federal aid

Baton Rouge Advocate - 7/4/2020

In sudden turnaround, Legislature approves aid to tackle dismal reading rates

Baton Rouge Advocate - 7/3/2020


Maine

MaineDOT commissioner: Vote yes on Question 2 for jobs, transportation projects

Central Maine - 7/8/2020

State adopts reopening plan for casinos; no word when Oxford will open

Central Maine - 7/8/2020

Maine casinos to reopen after state agrees to coronavirus safety plan

Bangor Daily News - 7/7/2020

Tourism, hospitality groups ask for $800 million to save Maines industry

Central Maine - 7/4/2020


Maryland

Coronavirus 'wreaking havoc' on Maryland state budget, analysts say

WBAL – 7/8/2020

Maryland budget cuts to higher education could mean staff shortages, financial aid reductions

Baltimore Sun - 7/7/2020

With budget cuts, state board scraps contested plan for AGs office to take on street crime in Baltimore

Baltimore Sun - 7/2/2020

Maryland families fear tsunami of evictions when courts reopen and federal aid dries up at the end of July

Baltimore Sun - 7/2/2020


Massachusetts

Charlie Baker calls Donald Trump out on ‘inappropriate’ threat to cut school funding

Boston Herald - 7/8/2020

Massachusetts recovers $158 million after getting 58,000 fake unemployment claims in nationwide scam

The Republican - MassLive.com - 7/7/2020

Massachusetts businesses retained 2.2 million jobs through use of Paycheck Protection Program

The Republican - MassLive.com - 7/6/2020

State Senate bill provides $10M for rural cell phone service improvements

The Republican - MassLive.com - 7/3/2020

Proposal to increase nursing home funding in Massachusetts derailed by coronavirus

The Republican - MassLive.com - 7/2/2020


Michigan

Whitmer: Concerned about schools reopening

Detroit News - 7/8/2020

COVID-19 modeling site says Michigan at 'high' risk for outbreak

Detroit News - 7/8/2020

Whitmer vetoes state worker whistleblower expansion

Lansing State Journal - 7/8/2020

Michigan reports highest single-day count in seven weeks

Detroit News - 7/8/2020

Whitmer vetoes bills to further delay taxes during pandemic

Associated Press – 7/7/2020

Michigan issued $8 million in unemployment benefits in error

Lansing State Journal - 7/2/2020


Minnesota

Walz set to call special session for Monday

Minnesota Public Radio – 7/7/2020

Walz's broad executive powers again up for debate at the Minnesota Capitol

Grand Forks Herald – 7/3/2020


Mississippi

Governor may veto $2.2 billion education budget bill over potential teacher pay cuts

Mississippi Today – 7/8/2020

What did MS lawmakers get done in 2020?

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 7/7/2020

House Speaker, lawmakers test positive for the coronavirus
Mississippi Today – 7/5/2020

Mississippis Department of Marine Resources now closed as Jackson fights over funding

The Sun Herald - 7/3/2020

Mississippi Tightens Its Belt for New State Budget Year
Associated Press – 7/2/2020


Missouri

Missouris governor to call special legislative session about violent crime

Missouri Net - 7/7/2020

Parson to sign massive public safety bill to address violent crime

Columbia Missourian - 7/6/2020

Missouri to spend $50 million in pandemic funds to boost internet access

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 7/5/2020

MISSOURI RELEASES JUNE 2020 GENERAL REVENUE REPORT

KSIS – 7/3/2020


Montana

Montana schools say local control trumps Trump demands

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 7/8/2020

Montana issues recommendations for how to reopen schools safely amid COVID-19

Missoula Missoulian - 7/2/2020


Nebraska

State senators consider remote meeting, voting options for this month's session

Lincoln Journal Star - 7/8/2020

Linehan says property tax relief depends on package deal

Lincoln Journal Star - 7/8/2020

Nebraska, two other states renew COVID-19 contracts, despite slow ramp-up

Lincoln Journal Star - 7/7/2020

Nebraska may lose $250 million unless it decouples from CARES Act

Lincoln Journal Star - 7/6/2020

Ricketts keeps coronavirus options open as he eyes other outbreaks

Lincoln Journal Star - 7/2/2020


Nevada

Sisolak: Taxes, spending cuts up to Nevada Legislature now

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 7/8/2020

Nevada lawmakers weigh deep cuts to Medicaid spending

Reno Gazette-Journal - 7/8/2020

Nevada special session to focus solely on budget, not social reform

Las Vegas Sun - 7/7/2020

Deep cuts but no new taxes in Nevada governor's budget

Las Vegas Sun - 7/6/2020

Deep cuts, possible tax increases on tap for special session

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 7/6/2020

Nevada legislators face enormous task of balancing budget amid pandemic

Las Vegas Sun - 7/5/2020


New Hampshire

New Hampshire alcohol sales up 10% during pandemic, worrying advocates

Concord Monitor - 7/8/2020

Business tax hike now looks unlikely in New Hampshire

Manchester Union Leader - 7/6/2020

Advocates ask state to direct more COVID relief aid to communities of color

Concord Monitor - 7/5/2020

Sununu sets up rent assistance program but lifts cap on evictions

Concord Monitor - 7/2/2020


New Jersey

CARES Act funding continues to support arts and humanity organizations across New Jersey

Asbury Park Press - 7/8/2020

N.J. courts starting to hear eviction disputes again. Advocates fear many renters will be forced out.

Jersey City Journal - 7/5/2020

Gov. Murphy signs bill to furlough workers

North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - 7/3/2020

N.J. coronavirus public-health emergency extended by 30 days. State of emergency stays in effect.

Jersey City Journal - 7/2/2020

New unemployment claims dip as N.J. continues reopening

Jersey City Journal - 7/2/2020


New Mexico

Governor's vetoes could cost New Mexico tribes some funding

Associated Press – 7/8/2020

State spending under scrutiny as pandemic takes toll on budget

Santa Fe New Mexican - 7/5/2020

Governor's virus relief fund receives $250,000 donation

Santa Fe New Mexican - 7/3/2020


New York

State lawmakers plan 'robust' agenda for rare July session

Buffalo News - 7/8/2020

Gov. Cuomo to decide on school reopening date in August

New York Post - 7/8/2020

Cuomo: Only states have authority to reopen schools

Albany Times-Union - 7/8/2020

New York State Fair canceled over COVID-19 concerns

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - 7/6/2020

Reformer groups call for end to Cuomo's executive power

Albany Times-Union - 7/2/2020

For New York's public schools large and small, debt is a constant reality

Albany Times-Union - 7/2/2020


North Carolina

Several Veto Override Attempts at N.C. Legislature Fail
Associated Press – 7/8/2020

Bill concerning NCDOT budget goes into law without Governor Cooper's signature

WLOS – 7/6/2020

N.C. reaches nine-week high in daily unemployment insurance benefit claims' payments surpass $5 billion

Winston Salem Journal - 7/6/2020

Governor signs Medicaid transformation bill; new format projected to start in July 2021

Winston Salem Journal - 7/3/2020

North Carolina on the brink of transforming Medicaid for 2 million people

Winston Salem Journal - 7/3/2020


North Dakota

North Dakota lawmakers discuss concerns in bill draft for Legacy Fund earnings

Bismarck Tribune - 7/8/2020

North Dakota companies got more than $1.7 billion in PPP loans during pandemic

Grand Forks Herald - 7/8/2020

CARES Act funding helps carry North Dakota hospitals

Grand Forks Herald - 7/7/2020

Pandemic takes financial toll on long-term care facilities in North Dakota, Minnesota

Grand Forks Herald - 7/3/2020


Ohio

Scratch-off Ohio Lottery games took off during coronavirus closings

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 7/8/2020

DeWine expects to drain Ohio's rainy day fund to balance budget

Columbus Dispatch - 7/8/2020

DeWine makes masks mandatory in 7 Ohio counties: Capitol Letter

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 7/8/2020

Medicaid's inaction on pharmacy middlemen angers Ohio lawmakers who mandated changes

Columbus Dispatch - 7/6/2020

Coronavirus: How will local governments spend $142M in federal stimulus money?

Dayton Daily News - 7/5/2020

Teachers, staff to wear masks when schools reopen this fall

Columbus Dispatch - 7/3/2020

Gov. Mike DeWine says after May cuts to education, he wants to keep schools at new baseline

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 7/2/2020


Oklahoma

Despite COVID-19 and a budget crunch, state colleges are trying 'to keep higher education affordable for Oklahoma'

Tulsa World – 7/8/2020

Oklahoma ends year with $585.5 million budget shortfall

Associated Press – 7/2/2020


Oregon

Funding for 37 state projects killed by pandemic

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/8/2020

Oregon hotels begin reopening but many rooms are empty

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/6/2020

Pandemic leads to unusually short list of ballot measures

Corvallis Gazette-Times - 7/4/2020

As wildfire season approaches, firefighters contend with conditions and coronavirus

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/2/2020

Q&A: Whats the state of Oregons troubled jobless benefits system?

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/2/2020


Pennsylvania

Hard-up for money, Pennsylvania again tries selling mini-casino licenses that no one wants

Allentown Morning Call - 7/8/2020

You can apply for mortgage and rent assistance in Pennsylvania right now. Heres how.

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/7/2020

Can Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Lessen The Blow Of Pa.’s $3.2B Deficit? Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Says ‘The Time Is Now’

KDKA – 7/7/2020


Rhode Island

Raimondo says R.I. small businesses will get federal aid, but offers no details

Providence Journal - 7/8/2020

R.I. nursing homes warn of mass closures

The Providence Journal - 7/8/2020

2,300 R.I. small business supporters ask governor to release federal coronavirus aid

The Providence Journal - 7/7/2020

R.I. legislators set to vote on extending disability pensions to nearly all firefighters who get cancer

Providence Journal - 7/7/2020

R.I. nursing homes defend coronavirus care after Raimondo challenge

The Providence Journal - 7/3/2020

R.I. Assembly plans brief return to deal with gun background checks, gay parents' rights, and more

The Providence Journal - 7/2/2020


South Carolina

As SC emerges as global coronavirus hotspot, Taiwan donates masks

Charleston Post & Courier - 7/8/2020

More than 194,000 people seek unemployment as SC leaders warn of 'economic stall'

Charleston Post & Courier - 7/2/2020

State Gas Tax increase is funding more road projects, increases by 2 cents

Post and Courier – 7/2/2020


South Dakota

Lack of ability to use federal coronavirus funds could complicate S.D. state budget

KELO – 7/7/2020


Tennessee

More than 93K Tennessee businesses approved for PPP loans

Knoxville News-Sentinel - 7/7/2020

Tennessee hires accounting firm to help with $7B COVID funds
Associated Press – 7/3/2020


Texas

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

KCBD – 7/8/2020

Texas sees sharp decline in tax revenue as coronavirus surge unleashes more budget uncertainty

Washington Post – 7/7/2020

How COVID-19, Oil Market Crash Are Hurting Texas State Finances

Houston Public Media – 7/6/2020

Texas wants $32 million in unemployment benefits back after finding 46,000 people were overpaid

Texas Tribune - 7/6/2020

Foster care plaintiffs say Texas ‘shockingly’ disobeys federal judge, ask her for sanctions

Dallas Morning News - 7/5/2020

Abbott issues statewide mask order as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations rise

Austin American-Statesman - 7/2/2020


Utah

Nearly 51,000 Utah businesses shared more than $5 billion in paycheck loans

Salt Lake Tribune - 7/7/2020

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs economic recovery bill, other special session legislation

Daily Herald - 7/7/2020

For its COVID-19 response, Utah leaned on business consultants to steer logistics

Salt Lake Tribune - 7/5/2020


Vermont

After Covid-19 outbreaks, Vermont s elder care facilities seek a new normal

VT Digger.org - 7/8/2020

New grant program to work toward safe reopening of Vermont schools this fall

VT Digger.org - 7/8/2020

Gov. Scott allows vote-by-mail bill to become law

Burlington Free Press - 7/3/2020

Scott signs partial budget bill and $600M Covid-19 relief package

VT Digger.org - 7/2/2020


Virginia

Virginia Retirement System reports 2% gain in investment value in face of pandemic shutdown

Richmond.com - 7/7/2020

'The forgotten ones': Virginia's home health aides look for state relief in coronavirus crisis

Richmond.com - 7/3/2020


Washington

Despite Trumps threats to cut funding, student safety is Washington school officials main concern for fall

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 7/8/2020

Washington State Fair canceled due to coronavirus concerns

Seattle Times - 7/8/2020

More than $12 billion in PPP loans went to small Washington state businesses

Seattle Times - 7/7/2020

Washington state looks at roadway funding reform amid $4.5B budget shortfall

The Center Square – 7/6/2020

Washington legislators of color lead police reform discussion ahead of session

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 7/5/2020


West Virginia

Justice 'very, very seriously considering' mask mandate

Charleston Gazette - 7/2/2020

West Virginia to enact more cuts after error overinflated revenue estimates
The Center Square – 7/2/2020


Wisconsin

State's 5 largest cities get $6.3 million in voting safety grants

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 7/6/2020

As COVID-19 cases increase, UW-Madison employee concerns about fall semester grow

Lacrosse Tribune - 7/4/2020

State economic development arm lays out recovery, says combating coronavirus spread still fastest way there

WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison - 7/2/2020


Wyoming

Wyoming Governor Doubles Down on Budget Cuts; Agencies to Cut 20% Total

K2 Radio – 7/8/2020

After criticism of process, state leaders approve bid to buy Occidental land in southern Wyoming

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 7/7/2020

Hard to say how U.S. Supreme Courts school voucher ruling will influence Wyoming

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 7/5/2020