Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Resources

Staff Contact

Brian Sigritz
202-624-8439
bsigritz@nasbo.org
NASBO is monitoring budget and fiscal implications as well as broader issues that states are addressing related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Below you will find links to information compiled by NGA and NCSL, federal agencies, as well as state emergency declarations and news articles highlighting state responses. NASBO staff will continue to add relevant information to this webpage and provide weekly updates in our Washington Report e-publication.

On March 19, NASBO sent a letter to Administration officials and Congressional leadership requesting an increase in FMAP to at least 12 percent, direct aid to states and the suspension of provisions of the Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990 to ensure state liquidity. On March 21, NASBO sent a follow-up communication to provide additional information to support the first two requests.

National Governors Association - Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
National Conference of State Legislatures - Coronavirus Resources for States
State Legislative Responses To COVID-19
Tax Foundation

State Action on Coronavirus
Pew Trusts, 4/3/20

What Governors Are Doing To Tackle Spreading Coronavirus
National Public Radio, continuing to be updated

State Policy Responses and Other Executive Actions to the Coronavirus in Public Schools
Education Commission of the States, updated on an ongoing basis

Map: Coronavirus and School Closures

Education Week, updated daily

The Latest News

H.R. 748, CARES Act Bill Text

CARES Act Summary, Appropriations Summary

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill: What It Means For States
National Conference of State Legislatures 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Increased FMAP FAQs

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 3/24/20

Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments 
Internal Revenue Service, 3/21/20

Federal Reserve Takes Steps to Enhance Liquidity of State/Muni Money Markets

Federal Reserve Board, 3/20/20

President Signs Second Coronavirus Response Bill - H.R. 6201
3/18/20

SBA Updates Criteria for States and Territories Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans
 
Small Business Administration, 3/17/20

States' 1135 Waivers for COVID-19: 49 States
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Updated 4/7/20

Press Release: First Tranche of Funds from $8.3 Billion Supplemental Spending Bill to States/Locals

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 3/11/20

Federal Links

H.R. 6074, Supplemental Spending Bill


H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Second Response Bill)

National Emergency Declaration: Proclamation, Letter
3/13/20

Approved State Major Disaster Declarations 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

CDC Response Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Program Guidance on Human Pandemic Response
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

CMS Coronavirus Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • Medicaid and CHIP Coverage and Benefits Fact Sheet


Coronavirus Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

U.S. Department of Education


Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan to Respond to COVID-19
U.S. Small Business Administration

Department of Labor COVID-19 Resources
U.S. Department of Labor

Memo on Administrative Relief for Federal Financial Assistance Impacted by COVID-19
Office of Management and Budget, 3/9/20

Coronavirus Press Clips - Week of April 6


Coronavirus Press Clips Archive


National

Pelosi, Schumer want aid to states, hospitals in GOP small business bill

The Hill – 4/8/2020

Lawmakers Defy Warnings, Continue To Meet In Capitals Across The Country

(NPR) National Public Radio - 4/8/2020

Competing Hospitals Cooperate to Meet the Crisis

Stateline – 4/8/2020

States Stand to Lose Billions in Taxes Tied to Tourism, Live Sports

Bloomberg Tax – 4/7/2020

States Can Ask to Use Existing Federal Education Funds for Remote Learning Tech

Route Fifty - 4/7/2020

GASB to delay deadlines

Bond Buyer - 4/7/2020

New Coronavirus Unemployment Assistance Guidance May Leave Out Workers

Newsweek - 4/7/2020

Colleges fight to survive coronavirus financial hit

Christian Science Monitor - 4/7/2020

Extra $600 unemployment benefits will start flowing as early as this week for a lucky few

CNN - 4/7/2020

Bruises From Coronavirus Begin to Show on State Budgets

Route Fifty – 4/6/2020

Nation’s governors urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to immediately disburse new federal relief funding for schools

Washington Post – 4/6/2020

Drop in funding for public health said far-reaching

Associated Press – 4/6/2020

State DOTs Seek $50 Billion to Offset Plummeting Revenues

Bloomberg Tax – 4/6/2020

Some Shelters Shutter to Protect Homeless, Staff

Stateline – 4/6/2020

Federal agency expedites sending congressional election funds to states

The Hill - 4/6/2020

Lawmakers push for vote by mail in response to coronavirus pandemic

CNBC - 4/6/2020

Amid Concerns of a Recession, Pension Plan Returns Fall Short

Governing.com - 4/6/2020

Some hospitals temporarily cutting staff as coronavirus crisis worsens

CBS - 4/6/2020

Delayed but not derailed: 2020 U.S. Census proceeds online and by phone

Republic - 4/6/2020

Chaos in the US oil patch as prices plummet

ABC News - 4/5/2020

Governors step into national spotlight as they combat coronavirus

CNN - 4/5/2020

The new coronavirus funding battle over the November election

Politico - 4/5/2020

Governors warn of dire ventilator shortages as virus pandemic rages. Trump says some are playing 'politics'

USA Today - 4/4/2020

State legislators adjust to lawmaking in the time of coronavirus

CNN - 4/4/2020

Some cash-strapped states turn to election security funds to fight COVID-19

Yahoo! News - 4/4/2020

Pension funds will take a big coronavirus hit

Bloomberg – 4/4/2020

Medicaid Nearing ‘Eye Of The Storm’ As Newly Unemployed Look For Coverage

Kaiser Health News – 4/3/2020

COVID-19 Puts Focus on Business Interruption Insurance

StateNet Capitol Journal – 4/3/2020

Coronavirus fiscal fallout on U.S. muni issuers worries investors

Reuters - 4/3/2020

Rural America braces for coronavirus

The Hill - 4/3/2020

Munis again roiled by coronavirus-led volatility as spread-widening grows

Bond Buyer - 4/2/2020

Joblessness Slams the States that Responded Early; Testing Backlog Deprives States of Data

Pew Trusts.org - 4/2/2020


Alabama

Coronavirus: League of Municipalities advocates for CARE Act funding for Alabamas cities

Montgomery Advertiser - 4/7/2020


Alaska

Gov. Dunleavy signs state budget with vetoes, promises to use federal aid to compensate

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/7/2020

New revenue forecast predicts grim financial future for Alaska

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/7/2020

Projected Alaska revenues down sharply partly over outbreak

Associated Press – 4/6/2020


Arizona

2 Arizona inmates test positive for COVID-19

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 4/8/2020

Arizona governor orders self-quarantine for NY travelers

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 4/7/2020


Arkansas

State general revenue in March drops by $29M from year ago, but it exceeds forecast

Arkansas Democrat Gazette – 4/2/2020


California

Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom considers aid for immigrants

San Jose Mercury News - 4/8/2020

Frustrated Newsom calls on task force to fix coronavirus testing shortfall

San Jose Mercury News - 4/5/2020

Gov. Newsom announces new state and federal aid for small businesses, employees

San Jose Mercury News - 4/2/2020

California delays sales tax payments for small businesses

Associated Press – 4/2/2020


Colorado

Colorado lawmakers could return to the Capitol as early as May after breaking for coronavirus

Denver Post - 4/7/2020

National model predicts coronavirus pandemic in Colorado has peaked, but state officials say worst is still to come

Denver Post - 4/7/2020

Polis asks feds for $500B in aid for Colorado

Pueblo Chieftain - 4/4/2020

Esgar: Hard choices will be necessary for state budget

Pueblo Chieftain - 4/3/2020

CU system predicts funding cuts amid coronavirus upheaval

Boulder Daily Camera - 4/2/2020


Connecticut

During pandemic, Lamont wants vote-by-mail option

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/7/2020

Governor provides list of 167 inmates eligible for release

Danbury News-Times - 4/7/2020

From suspending the plastic bag tax to liquor delivery, these are some of the new rules in Connecticut since the coronavirus outbreak

Hartford Courant - 4/7/2020

State bond commission to release millions for coronavirus and municipal needs

Hartford Courant - 4/6/2020

State colleges won't lay off workers, transition to online learning was nearly seamless

New London Day (theday.com) - 4/4/2020

Coronavirus crisis fuels Rep. Rosa DeLauros effort for paid family leave

Hartford Courant - 4/3/2020

State will pay nursing homes $35 million to cover COVID costs; plans to reopen closed facility in Meriden

Hartford Courant - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus outbreak will cost state $600M this fiscal year, Lamont administration says

Waterbury Republican-American - 4/2/2020

Connecticut faces loss of $1.4 billion in sales, income and other taxes due to coronavirus shutdown

Hartford Courant - 4/2/2020

Lamont: Pandemic will give Connecticut a $500M shortfall by June 30

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/2/2020


Delaware

Beach hotels, rentals offered relief amid closures

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 4/7/2020

Local businesses look to state for survival as coronavirus stifles revenue

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 4/6/2020

White House declares Delaware a major disaster amid coronavirus pandemic

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 4/5/2020


Florida

Florida’s Medicaid debate recharged amid coronavirus pandemic

Tampa Bay Times - 4/7/2020

Coronavirus Florida: Schools brace for funding cuts

Herald Tribune.com - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus Florida: A pandemic meets hurricane season in Florida

Herald Tribune.com - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus: Florida second in nation for projected job losses

Herald Tribune.com - 4/2/2020


Georgia

Pre-coronavirus calm: Georgia tax collections were up big in March

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 4/7/2020

Georgia governor weighs `new options’ amid virus backlash

Associated Press – 4/7/2020

Help delayed for Georgias contract and gig workers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 4/6/2020

Georgia Lottery sales down in March, but more people are playing online

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 4/3/2020

GHSA cancels spring sports, applies for CARES Act loan to cover expenses

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 4/2/2020


Hawaii

Honolulu police have issued more than 5,000 warnings in connection with coronavirus emergency orders

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/8/2020

State tourism agency pays to send visitors home

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/7/2020

Gov. Ige, lawmakers face grim budget scenario with tough choices ahead

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/5/2020

State, counties receive initial rounds of CARES Act funding

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/4/2020


Idaho

Idaho revenue robust in March

Lewiston Tribune – 4/8/2020

New oversight panel to shepherd fed $$ flowing to state for coronavirus response

Idaho Press – 4/7/2020

Idaho colleges concerned about finances

Lewiston Tribune – 4/7/2020

State Board extends K-12 school closure through the end of the academic year with a caveat

Twin Falls Times-News - 4/6/2020

Idaho cancels high school SAT Day

Twin Falls Times-News - 4/2/2020

Idaho economy sheds jobs at record rate due to coronavirus

Twin Falls Times-News - 4/2/2020


Illinois

Legislature in limbo, lawmakers 'going as fast as we can' to help everybody

Springfield State Journal-Register - 4/7/2020

Pritzker says more needed from federal government to address Illinois’ finances

The Center Square – 4/7/2020

S&P revises outlook on Illinois' credit rating to negative on virus concerns

Reuters – 4/6/2020

Will a graduated income tax help ensure fiscal order in Illinois?

Illinois Daily Herald - 4/4/2020

Illinois borrows to infuse hospitals with cash in March

Associated Press – 4/3/2020

Facing a hit that could be worse than Great Recession, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, lawmakers look to craft a post-pandemic budget

Chicago Tribune - 4/2/2020

Despite economic havoc from coronavirus, state public pension officials say plans in good shape

Chicago Tribune - 4/2/2020

March state revenues spared COVID-19 impact

Springfield State Journal-Register - 4/2/2020


Indiana

State awards road funds for cities, counties

Journal Gazette.net - 4/8/2020

COVID-19 sparks concern over flood resources

Indianapolis Star - 4/5/2020

State lawmaker seeks small business stabilization fund to provide grants to employers

Northwest Indiana Times (nwitimes.com) - 4/3/2020

Indiana schools to stay closed through end of school year

Northwest Indiana Times (nwitimes.com) - 4/2/2020

State health programs suspend cost-sharing to ensure no one loses coverage

Northwest Indiana Times (nwitimes.com) - 4/2/2020


Iowa

With Iowa Legislature idle, tax swap on hold

Quad-City Times - 4/6/2020

Iowa lawmakers wont reconvene until at least April 30

Quad-City Times - 4/2/2020

Iowa tax collections plunge because of faster refunds

Globe Gazette – 4/2/2020


Kansas

What financial resources are available to help people, businesses through COVID-19 pandemic?

Lawrence Journal-World - 4/5/2020

Gov. Laura Kelly signs bill for new transportation program Posted at 5:15 PM

Topeka Capital-Journal - 4/3/2020

Chancellor estimates KU will lose tens of millions of dollars from COVID-19 crisis

Lawrence Journal-World - 4/2/2020


Kentucky

Rising coronavirus cases, deaths push Kentucky to protect nursing homes and inmates

Courier Journal – 4/7/2020

Poison control gets extra funds to handle flood of COVID-19 calls

Louisville Courier-Journal - 4/3/2020


Louisiana

Louisiana coronavirus spending balloons to $573 million; it has more than doubled in a week

Baton Rouge Advocate - 4/6/2020

With big federal dollars, come big and so far largely unknown conditions

Baton Rouge Advocate - 4/4/2020


Maine

Confirmed coronavirus cases hit 470 as disaster declaration arrives

Central Maine - 4/5/2020

For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge

Central Maine - 4/5/2020

Trump approves federal disaster declaration for Maine

Bangor Daily News - 4/4/2020


Maryland

With little federal help, Maryland officials have spent hundreds of millions to buy coronavirus supplies

Baltimore Sun - 4/6/2020

Maryland universities helping students weather financial crisis created by coronavirus

Baltimore Sun - 4/6/2020

Maryland casinos see their revenues plummet in March amid coronavirus

Baltimore Sun - 4/3/2020


Massachusetts

Massachusetts budget uncertain amid coronavirus

The Republican - MassLive.com - 4/7/2020

Baker administration invests $800 million to health care providers for COVID-19 response

The Republican - MassLive.com - 4/7/2020

Coronavirus: Massachusetts budget hearing postponed after livestream fails

The Republican - MassLive.com - 4/7/2020

Massachusetts coronavirus relief fund launches with over $13 million

Boston Herald - 4/6/2020

Gov. Charlie Baker says COVID-19 testing sites to launch in Lowell, West Springfield

The Republican - MassLive.com - 4/6/2020

March tax collections beat benchmark by $83M

State House News Service – 4/5/2020

Massachusetts transit agencies to receive nearly $1 billion in federal aid amid crisis

The Republican - MassLive.com - 4/3/2020

Bill to allow alcohol takeout, delivery at Massachusetts restaurants on Gov. Charlie Bakers desk

The Republican - MassLive.com - 4/3/2020


Michigan

Detroit's three casinos, closed for COVID-19, report sharp revenue declines

Detroit News - 4/7/2020

Front-line state workers to get coronavirus bonus pay

Lansing State Journal - 4/6/2020

$500 grants available to Michigan restaurant employees out of work due to coronavirus

Mlive.com - 4/6/2020

Coronavirus spreading fast in Michigan prisons

Detroit Free Press - 4/5/2020

Michigan Lottery sales dropping; should they stop?

Detroit News - 4/3/2020

Michigan leaders preparing for $1B-$3B budget hole

Detroit News - 4/3/2020

Furloughs, pay cuts, benefit trims hit Michigan hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak

Detroit News - 4/2/2020

Whitmer closes K-12 schools for the rest of the school year

Detroit News - 4/2/2020

Michigan braces for budget hit of up to $3B

Detroit Free Press - 4/2/2020


Minnesota

Minnesota Legislature OKs workers compensation for coronavirus first responders

TwinCities.com - 4/7/2020

Trump issues coronavirus-related disaster declaration for Minnesota

TwinCities.com - 4/7/2020

UMN braces for up to $315 million in lost revenue over coronavirus

TwinCities.com - 4/7/2020

Minnesota prepares to take hit on budget as coronavirus produces reverse tsunami of revenue

TwinCities.com - 4/7/2020

State of the State: Walz addresses coronavirus, economy and Minnesotas future

TwinCities.com - 4/5/2020


Mississippi

CARES Act may not help states like Mississippi fill budget holes created by COVID-19

The Sun Herald - 4/6/2020

Miss. gets disaster declaration to speed virus aid

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 4/6/2020

Appeals court: Miss. may be tried over education funding

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 4/3/2020


Missouri

Missouri House expected to approve $5.8 billion supplemental on Wednesday; masks ready for members

Missouri Net - 4/7/2020

New state budget plan would allocate up to $5 billion over next three months for crisis

Columbia Missourian - 4/7/2020

In sobering return to Capitol, Missouri senators outline massive relief package

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 4/7/2020

State receives over 900 applications offering extra medical help

Columbia Missourian - 4/6/2020

Missouri Legislature appears headed toward special session to get state budget passed

Missouri Net - 4/6/2020

Missouri budget chief blames huge revenue drop on virus

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 4/6/2020

Missouri recruiting retired, student health care workers for disaster assistance team

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 4/4/2020

Governor orders all of Missouri to stay home to help slow spread of virus

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 4/3/2020

From $33 million to $2.5 billion, cost of COVID-19 fight balloons in Missouri

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 4/3/2020

While hospitals brace for heavy demand, Missouris community clinics are losing revenue

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 4/2/2020


Montana

Governor extends stay-at-home directive due to coronavirus

Great Falls Tribune - 4/7/2020

Montana tops 300 COVID-19 cases, 6 have died

Billings Gazette - 4/6/2020

Montana schools getting at least $41M from federal stimulus

Missoula Missoulian - 4/2/2020


Nebraska

Dr. Fauci says Nebraska 'on the same page' as states with stay-at-home orders

Omaha World-Herald - 4/7/2020

Nebraska inmates are making hand sanitizer and masks. 'I can give back to others'

Omaha World-Herald - 4/6/2020

Gov. Ricketts expands directed health measures to entire state of Nebraska

Omaha World-Herald - 4/3/2020

Ricketts: Nebraskans appear to be avoiding crowds but need to do better at staying home

Omaha World-Herald - 4/3/2020

Nebraska's education commissioner concerned that some kids can't participate in remote learning

Omaha World-Herald - 4/3/2020

Nebraska jobless claims set another record; 24,572 claims filed as virus wreaks economic havoc

Omaha World-Herald - 4/3/2020


Nevada

For regents, pending budget cuts are deja vu of Great Recession

Las Vegas Sun - 4/7/2020

Nevada gets parts of coronavirus test kits but more needed

Las Vegas Sun - 4/7/2020

Nevada allocates millions for coronavirus relief

Las Vegas Sun - 4/7/2020

Nevada Restaurant Association seeks state assistance

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 4/7/2020

Sisolak: State needs to make hard, thoughtful decisions on budget cuts

Las Vegas Sun - 4/4/2020

Nevada unemployment payments make $14M dent in state fund in 1 week

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 4/3/2020

FEMA approves Nevada’s request for major disaster declaration

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 4/3/2020

Nevada jobless claims pile up, governor concedes problems

Las Vegas Sun - 4/2/2020


New Hampshire

COVID-19 already infecting N.H. revenues

Nashua Telegraph - 4/5/2020

Sununu: No free rent, mortgage during SoE

Nashua Telegraph - 4/5/2020

USNH freezes tuition for in-state students

Manchester Union Leader - 4/4/2020

Sununu: 14 flex facilities set up, ready

Nashua Telegraph - 4/4/2020


New Jersey

Retired N.J. public workers can return to help coronavirus fight without pension implications, Murphy says

Jersey City Journal - 4/6/2020

NJs 40-year-old system increases delay for unemployment checks

Asbury Park Press - 4/4/2020

Some NJ teachers to give lessons on TV

Press of Atlantic City - 4/2/2020

Empty roads, lower gas prices could fuel NJ gas tax hike

Asbury Park Press - 4/2/2020


New Mexico

New Mexico lawmaker: Special session and tough choices ahead

Associated Press – 4/6/2020

Special education via distance learning creates an additional challenge

Santa Fe New Mexican - 4/4/2020

Unemployment filings remain sky high in New Mexico

Santa Fe New Mexican - 4/4/2020

New Mexico State Land Office proposes oil well pauses without penalty during crisis

Santa Fe New Mexican - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus complicates efforts to aid census count in New Mexico

Santa Fe New Mexican - 4/2/2020


New York

NYS announces new graduation rules after cancelling Regents due to coronavirus

Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com - 4/7/2020

NY lawmakers pledge to reconvene as coronavirus upends session

Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com - 4/6/2020

New state budget tries to balance numbers, virus uncertainty

NewsDay.com - 4/5/2020

Cuomo says 2020 state legislative session effectively over

Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com - 4/4/2020

10 things to know about New Yorks new $177B budget deal

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - 4/3/2020

Deep NY budget cuts hinge on federal aid, economic recovery

Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com - 4/3/2020

Budget gives Cuomo sweeping powers to control NY spending

Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com - 4/3/2020

Education aid remains flat, but experts warn of future cuts in budget

Albany Times-Union - 4/3/2020

New York State passed a $177 billion budget that was laden with uncertainties.

The New York Times - 4/3/2020

State lawmakers OK coronavirus-wracked $177 billion budget

New York Post - 4/2/2020

N.Y. budget gives Cuomo spending and borrowing control as coronavirus clouds states fiscal future

New York Daily News - 4/2/2020

New York's planned Medicaid changes risk $6B in federal aid

Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com - 4/2/2020


North Carolina

Staying home costs money. How will COVID-19 affect local NC government services, taxes?

News & Observer – 4/7/2020

NC legislators prepare initial round of COVID-19 bills

Carolina Public Press – 4/7/2020

Limited NC unemployment benefits become stark reality for recipients

Winston Salem Journal - 4/5/2020

Struggles to file unemployment benefit claims frustrate applicants, officials

Winston Salem Journal - 4/5/2020

Legislative economist predicts billion-dollar hit to revenue

Associated Press – 4/3/2020


North Dakota

Budget Section approves federal aid

Bismarck Tribune - 4/7/2020

Even as federal aid comes, unknowns remain about how COVID-19 could impact UND financially

Grand Forks Herald - 4/5/2020

Federal COVID-19 funding starts falling into place in ND; total cases rise to 159

Bismarck Tribune - 4/2/2020

North Dakota business closures extended as coronavirus cases rise

Grand Forks Herald - 4/2/2020


Ohio

Ohio releases graduation guidelines for high school students during coronavirus closure

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 4/8/2020

Ohio lawmakers eye rainy day fund as state budget reels from coronavirus crisis

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 4/7/2020

Gov. Mike DeWine recommends releasing 167 Ohio prison inmates due to coronavirus crisis

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 4/7/2020

Column: How COVID-19 tests Ohio's Unemployment Trust Fund

Columbus Dispatch - 4/7/2020

Ohios tax revenue hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, new numbers show

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 4/6/2020

Coronavirus: Relying on income tax makes Ohio cities vulnerable to economic slowdown

Columbus Dispatch - 4/6/2020

Coronavirus: Cities fighting for share of $2T relief packages

Dayton Daily News - 4/4/2020

Food banks seek emergency funding; inmate release considered

Associated Press – 4/3/2020

Ohio spends less per capita on public health than nearly every other state

Cincinnati Enquirer & Cincinnati.com - 4/2/2020


Oklahoma

Legislature approves broad new powers for Oklahoma governor

Associated Press – 4/7/2020

Oklahoma Senate approves measures stabilizing state budget

KOKH – 4/6/2020

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State faces $416 million revenue failure for end of Fiscal Year 2020

Oklahoman – 4/4/2020


Oregon

The state of Oregon education, 3 weeks into coronavirus closures

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/4/2020

Laid-off workers are confounded by Oregons overwhelmed jobless claims system

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus in Oregon (April 2): Social distancing appears to be working, officials say

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/2/2020


Pennsylvania

Activists say Pennsylvanias critical-care guidelines for coronavirus discriminate against the disabled; some unemployed due to COVID-19 might be eligible for Medicaid

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/8/2020

Limited tech forces thousands of state workers to still report for work, despite their offices being closed

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/7/2020

Pennsylvania throws a coronavirus lifeline that leaves out the neediest hospitals

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/4/2020

Coronavirus and Pennsylvania budget: Lawmaker calls crisis a financial thousand-year flood and says deficit to be in billions

Allentown Morning Call - 4/3/2020

Pa. freezes paychecks for 9,000 state employees amid coronavirus fallout

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/3/2020

As Pennsylvania revenue drops 6.2% in March, taxes from cigarette and alcohol rises

Philadelphia Business Journal – 4/2/2020


Rhode Island

Raimondo offers grim outlook on spread of coronavirus

Providence Journal - 4/5/2020

Insurers to provide $5M for fund to help meet behavioral-health needs during coronavirus crisis

The Providence Journal - 4/3/2020


South Carolina

South Carolina to get new, lower budget prediction

Associated Press – 4/5/2020

With little relief coming, SC renters still owe their landlords, including the governor

Charleston Post & Courier - 4/3/2020

SC National Guard eyeing vacant rural hospitals to battle 'unknowns' of the coronavirus

Charleston Post & Courier - 4/2/2020

SC lawmakers will return to Columbia for one day next week to extend budget

Charleston Post & Courier - 4/2/2020

SC registered the largest number of unemployment claims in the history of the state last week

Charleston Post & Courier - 4/2/2020


South Dakota

Noem closes schools for remainder of semester; updates executive order to businesses

Rapid City Journal - 4/6/2020

COVID crushing tourism industry

Capital Journal (Pierre) - 4/2/2020


Tennessee

Audit: More oversight failures in DHS food program

Memphis Commercial Appeal - 4/6/2020

Federal stimulus money for TN schools estimated at $260 million

Knoxville News-Sentinel - 4/3/2020

Tennessee seeks Medicaid waiver for $104M COVID-19 safety net

Knoxville News-Sentinel - 4/2/2020


Texas

Sen. Nathan Johnson: We need to expand Medicaid in Texas now

Dallas Morning News - 4/8/2020

Coronavirus in Texas: Comptroller says revenue estimate to fall by several billion

Austin Statesman – 4/7/2020

State sales tax revenue up in March

The Banner Press – 4/7/2020

Abbott says Texas’ 20,000 hospital beds for coronavirus should help state avoid New York’s situation

Dallas Morning News - 4/3/2020


Utah

State, federal programs for businesses under distress get massive response

Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News - 4/6/2020

Utahs State School Board considers more rule waivers to address school dismissals necessitated by COVID-19 pandemic

Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News - 4/2/2020


Vermont

State of Vermont, hospitals, EMT crews scramble for ventilators, N95s and PPE

VT Digger.org - 4/5/2020

How Vermont will enforce the stay home order

Burlington Free Press - 4/4/2020


Virginia

Virginia Dems in Congress ask Trump for flexibility on relief money for state and local governments

Richmond.com - 4/8/2020

Governor to call 'timeout' on budget, suspend all new spending, use cash for essential services

Richmond.com - 4/7/2020

Northam freezes hiring, directs spending cuts as recession looms

Richmond.com - 4/4/2020

Virginia House planning to convene outdoors for veto session on April 22, House Speaker says

Richmond.com - 4/4/2020

Northam orders hiring freeze for state employees, tells agency heads to look for cuts

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 4/3/2020

Va. Corrections Department eyeing vacant state prison to house COVID-19 inmates

Richmond.com - 4/3/2020

Trump declares major disaster in Virginia, providing federal funding for coronavirus response

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 4/2/2020

Virginia considers delaying raises, minimum wage increase as coronavirus blows huge hole in state budget

Washington Post – 4/2/2020


Washington

State to offer grants to small businesses to weather COVID-19 storm

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 4/7/2020

Washington has already spent 60% of $200 million budgeted to fight coronavirus; special legislative session likely

Seattle Times - 4/7/2020

K-12 classrooms to remain closed through end of school year

Olympian - 4/7/2020

Inslee vetoes parts of state budget as COVID-19 threatens sharp decline in state revenue

Olympian - 4/7/2020

New UW analysis lowers coronavirus death projections and suggests hospitalizations may have already peaked in Washington

Seattle Times - 4/6/2020

Coronavirus school closures to continue through the end of the school year, Inslee announces

Seattle Times - 4/6/2020

Washington sending over 400 ventilators for non-coronavirus patients to New York, harder hit states

Seattle Times - 4/5/2020

Inslee cuts state budget, expecting pandemic to cause revenue to drop

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 4/3/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes some spending in response to COVID-19

seattlepi.com - 4/3/2020

As coronavirus freezes the economy, Gov. Inslee slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from Washington state budget

Seattle Times - 4/3/2020

Washington state Supreme Court denies Seattles bid for income tax on wealthy households

Seattle Times - 4/3/2020


West Virginia

March tax revenue numbers above estimates, but West Virginia officials have concerns

News and Sentinel – 4/5/2020

WV has decreased its jail population by almost 10 percent. Jails are still overcrowded as state officials and interest groups work on response to pandemic.

Charleston Gazette - 4/4/2020


Wisconsin

'Were putting lives at risk for the vote': Wisconsin election proceeds despite pandemic

Lacrosse Tribune - 4/8/2020

Voters reporting delays in receiving absentee ballots; unclear extent of problem

Lacrosse Tribune - 4/7/2020

'Nobody's got a map for this mess': Wisconsin counties brace for unknown hit to sales tax

Lacrosse Tribune - 4/6/2020

As coronavirus losses mount, UW campuses ask state for emergency relief money

Lacrosse Tribune - 4/6/2020

State could miss out on federal stimulus Medicaid payments if Legislature doesn't act

Lacrosse Tribune - 4/4/2020

'I called and called and called': Those seeking unemployment benefits frustrated at office, more help to come

WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison - 4/2/2020


Wyoming

Special session likely as lawmakers look to solve COVID-19 woes

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 4/5/2020

Wyoming To Be Among Hardest Hit By Unemployment

Wyoming Public Radio - 4/3/2020

Sobering survey shows a third of Wyomingites have either been laid off or have a family member who's lost their job

Casper Star-Tribune - 4/2/2020