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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

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act Signed Into Law (H.R. 266)
Bill Text, Overview, 4/24/20

Federal Reserve Announces $500 Billion Municipal Liquidity Facility
Press Release, Term Sheet, 4/9/20

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

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

All Federal Links

Coronavirus Press Clips - Week of May 25


Coronavirus Press Clips Archive


 

National

'Going to see massive cuts': Without more coronavirus relief, schools slash budgets, prep layoffs

USA Today – 5/28/2020

U.S. states, cities may snub Fed lending program over high rates

Reuters – 5/28/2020

This Disaster Season, ‘Everything Is Complicated by COVID-19’

Stateline – 5/28/2020

Coronavirus Will Have an Unequal Impact on School Budgets

Route Fifty – 5/28/2020

3 Arguments for Federal Aid to State and Local Governments

Governing.com - 5/28/2020

U.S. Recovery Is Doomed Without Aid for States, Cuomo Says

Bloomberg.com - 5/27/2020

Smaller Cities Left Waiting on Coronavirus Aid Money

Route Fifty - 5/27/2020

Trumps Food Aid Program Gives Little Funding to the Northeast, Where Coronavirus Hit Hardest

Route Fifty - 5/27/2020

Coronavirus relief or bailout? The debate over aid to states.

Christian Science Monitor - 5/27/2020

Medicaid providers increasingly frustrated by delays in COVID-19 funding

The Hill - 5/27/2020

Staffing Issues Complicate Unemployment Agency Tech Woes

Governing.com - 5/27/2020

State CIOs Speed Up Digital Services Efforts Amid Recovery

Wall Street Journal - 5/27/2020

COVID-19 Is Crushing Black Communities. Some States Are Paying Attention.

Stateline – 5/27/2020

DeVos defends boosting aid for private schools

ABC News - 5/26/2020

McConnell discusses prospects for another round of relief

Republic - 5/26/2020

A Looming Financial Meltdown For America's Schools

(NPR) National Public Radio - 5/26/2020

States and Cities Continue Plunge into Financial Black Hole

Governing.com - 5/26/2020

1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance

ABC News - 5/25/2020

Federal coronavirus testing plan puts burden on states
Associated Press – 5/25/2020

States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies

Associated Press – 5/25/2020

State, Local Budget Woes Create Drag for Recovery Prospects

Wall Street Journal - 5/24/2020

As Stimulus Support Grows, Lawmakers Eye New Potential Proposals

Newsweek - 5/22/2020

The States With the Worst Job Losses

Route Fifty – 5/22/2020

Weeding Out Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Just Became More Difficult

Route Fifty – 5/22/2020

America’s Next Crisis Is Already Here

The Atlantic – 5/21/2020


Alabama

Cities, counties struggling with loss of revenue, need for services

AL.com - 5/24/2020

Alabama gives guidelines for schools starting June 1

Birmingham News - 5/22/2020

Ivey signs state budgets into law

WAFF – 5/18/2020


Alaska

Many unemployed Alaskans are struggling despite a surge of government aid

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/27/2020

Restructuring is back on the table for the University of Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/27/2020

Legislature adjourns regular session after Senate passes federal aid package

Fairbanks News-Miner - 5/22/2020


Arizona

Ducey distributes only one-fourth of Arizona's federal COVID-19 relief money to locals

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 5/27/2020

In surprise move, AZ Senate ends its work without votes on bills

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 5/26/2020

Arizona gets $16.5M from feds to help low-income families with utility bills

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 5/24/2020

ASU will wait to spend $32M in coronavirus relief money for students

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 5/22/2020

Fate of COVID-19 liability bill unclear as Arizona Senate returns for 1 day

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 5/22/2020


Arkansas

Legislative Council favors giving HSU rainy-day funding

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/28/2020

UA System approves tighter budgets; no rise in tuition or fees set for fall

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/22/2020


California

California lawmakers break from Newsom’s budget, extend deadline for federal cash

LA Times – 5/27/2020

State workers could be reassigned for coronavirus work if volunteer drive comes up short

Sacramento Bee – 5/27/2020

California Assembly slams governors proposed budget cuts

Los Angeles Times - 5/27/2020

California’s Proposition 13 ballot fight intensifies with coronavirus pandemic

SFGate - 5/26/2020

Coronavirus could force pay cuts for California lawmakers, state workers

Los Angeles Times - 5/23/2020

California lawmakers pushing back on Gavin Newsoms pandemic...

SFGate - 5/23/2020

California's April jobless rate higher than Great Recession

SFGate - 5/22/2020

California to spend $1.8 billion more on virus response

SFGate - 5/22/2020


Colorado

If you want to speak to Colorado lawmakers over the next few weeks, you'll have to do it in person.

Boulder Daily Camera - 5/28/2020

Colorado cities, counties brace for fiscal wreckage from coronavirus, even with federal help

Denver Post - 5/26/2020

Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole

Associated Press – 5/25/2020

Colorado lawmakers could cut K-12 education spending 15% to fill hole left by coronavirus

Boulder Daily Camera - 5/22/2020


Connecticut

Connecticut arts, culture and tourism advocates push for more payroll loan flexibility

New London Day (theday.com) - 5/27/2020

CT heads to Wall Street to jump-start its construction industry

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/27/2020

State child care spaces shrinking rapidly amid pandemic

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/26/2020

Connecticut lost more than double as many jobs in April as...

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/23/2020

Amid skepticism from Gov. Lamont, Mohegan Sun pitches safety measures ahead of June 1 reopening

Hartford Courant - 5/22/2020

CCM chastises Lamont for not sharing federal relief funds with cities and towns

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/22/2020

UConn warns revenue losses due to coronavirus pandemic could force deep cuts to academic and athletic programs in coming year

Hartford Courant - 5/21/2020


Delaware

Will coronavirus change landscape of health care in Delaware?

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 5/28/2020

Delawares budget woes could suspend some pay raises

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 5/28/2020

What will next school year look like? Too soon to tell, say Delaware school leaders

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 5/28/2020

More than 1,000 part-time workers laid off at UD

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 5/23/2020

State officials looking for cut of New Castle Countys relief funds

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 5/22/2020


Florida

Sharp drop in state tax collections threatens pay raises, programs

Tallahassee Democrat - 5/27/2020

Florida revenue takes $878.1 million hit in April from coronavirus-stifled tourism sector

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 5/27/2020

Florida, other states should act to minimize fraud in jobless aid, feds say

Tampa Bay Times - 5/27/2020

FAMU proposes limiting in-person fall classes

Tallahassee Democrat - 5/22/2020


Georgia

Georgia senators worried about law enforcement furloughs

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/27/2020

Georgias public universities propose cuts to meet state budget gap

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/27/2020

Georgia State University president plans for employee, student return

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/27/2020

Georgia senators suggest state staffers work same hours for less pay

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/26/2020

UGA enrollment could be up this summer, down in fall

Athens Banner-Herald - 5/22/2020

Georgia public health agency among those proposing to furlough staff

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/21/2020

Georgia budget proposals would cut workers, reduce services
Associated Press – 5/21/2020


Hawaii

  As summer session starts, uncertainty clouds UH enrollment, financial outlook

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/27/2020

Hawaii lawmakers recess after addressing budget shortfall

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/22/2020

Hawaii lawmakers frustration with Gov. Ige heats up as they move $1.3B into rainy day fund

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/22/2020


Idaho

Idaho educators face uncertain negotiation season as budget cuts loom

Idaho Statesman – 5/25/2020


Illinois

Illinois comptroller says legislators won't get pay raise

Illinois Daily Herald - 5/27/2020

Illinois to become 1st state to provide Medicaid regardless of immigration status

Springfield State Journal-Register - 5/27/2020

Pritzker says lawmakers took 'significant action' to help state

Springfield State Journal-Register - 5/24/2020

Notable bills passed on last day of abbreviated legislative session

Springfield State Journal-Register - 5/24/2020

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois Daily Herald - 5/24/2020

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

Illinois Daily Herald - 5/24/2020

Some highlights from the state spending plan

Springfield State Journal-Register - 5/23/2020

Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federal aid to balance

Associated Press – 5/22/2020


Indiana

State still considering use of funds

Journal Gazette.net - 5/28/2020

Holcomb tells of stress on budget

Journal Gazette.net - 5/23/2020

State budget cuts dont apply to schools yet

Indianapolis Star - 5/22/2020

State tells agencies to cut budgets

Journal Gazette.net - 5/22/2020

Holcomb to cut state budgets by 15% due to coronavirus pandemic

Indianapolis Star - 5/22/2020

Indiana governor seeks spending cuts with tax revenue drop

Northwest Indiana Times (nwitimes.com) - 5/22/2020


Iowa

Iowa to allow casinos and amusement parks to reopen next week

Des Moines Register - 5/27/2020

Reynolds lets foreclosure and eviction moratorium expire

Quad-City Times - 5/27/2020


Kansas

Kelly vetoes legislation reworking her emergency powers, calls Kansas Legislature to June 3 special session

Lawrence Journal-World - 5/26/2020

Kansas lawmakers punt Medicaid expansion to 2021 session

Lawrence Journal-World - 5/22/2020

KU expects pandemic to slice $120 million from revenue in upcoming school year

Topeka Capital-Journal - 5/22/2020


Kentucky

Forecasting group predicts $456M budget shortfall for state, due to COVID but also delayed tax filings

Northern Kentucky Tribune – 5/26/2020

McConnell: Next pandemic aid cant be used for preexisting fiscal woes

Louisville Courier-Journal - 5/26/2020

Kentucky faces big budget cuts amid plunging tax collections

Louisville Courier-Journal - 5/23/2020


Louisiana

Louisiana House agrees to use $1 billion in federal aid to fill holes in state budget

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/26/2020

Louisiana hospitals got massive payouts for coronavirus -- but it might not be enough

Nola.com - 5/26/2020

Special legislative session could cost about $1.7 million additional

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/23/2020

Dispute erupts over virus aid for Louisiana local government

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/22/2020

Governor, lawmakers find common ground in proposal to use $1B in federal funds to balance budget

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/21/2020


Maine

Susan Collins pushes state and local aid, postal service relief in stimulus talks

Bangor Daily News - 5/27/2020

Legislature to get update on COVID-19 impact from state finance commissioner

Central Maine - 5/27/2020

Maine schools cautiously plan for what a return to classes will look like in the fall

Central Maine - 5/24/2020

Maine mayors push Mills to share federal dollars with cities

Central Maine - 5/23/2020

Feds give Maine $52.7 million to boost COVID-19 testing ability

Bangor Daily News - 5/21/2020


Massachusetts

Massachusetts education officials working to have K-12 schools open in the fall

The Republican - MassLive.com - 5/27/2020

Massachusetts lottery at risk of becoming obsolete, director says

The Republican - MassLive.com - 5/27/2020

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget

Boston Herald - 5/27/2020


Michigan

Michigan reminds residents water bill relief is available during the coronavirus pandemic

Mlive.com - 5/27/2020

Michigan colleges make changes to ensure COVID-19 doesn't move in

Detroit News - 5/26/2020

Michigan extends food assistance program during coronavirus pandemic

Mlive.com - 5/26/2020

Whitmer says she has to censor herself speaking about Trump to get fed aid

Detroit News - 5/24/2020

Huge cuts to school programs loom if lawmakers dont provide relief funding, West Michigan educators say

Mlive.com - 5/22/2020

Michigan offers emergency relief for veterans during coronavirus crisis

Mlive.com - 5/22/2020


Minnesota

Odds are good for these public works projects -- if a bonding bill happens

TwinCities.com - 5/24/2020


Mississippi

Expert: Slow economic recovery for Mississippi amid virus

The Sun Herald - 5/27/2020

MS lawmakers move to extend session through 2020

Hattiesburg American - 5/27/2020

MS could lose $1.2B in revenue because of COVID

Hattiesburg American - 5/26/2020

Reeves announces new workforce development push

Hattiesburg American - 5/22/2020

UMMC leaders, staff take pay cuts amid outbreak. Layoffs coming.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 5/22/2020


Missouri

Coronavirus cases up nearly 8% in Missouri over the last week

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/25/2020

State officials make recommendations for CARES Act federal aid

Columbia Missourian - 5/24/2020

Missouri to ramp up COVID-19 testing next week but who s paying for it?

Missouri Net - 5/22/2020

Missouri mayors want lawmakers to act on online sales tax
Associated Press – 5/21/2020


Montana

Montana tribal colleges in line for almost $10 million in stimulus funding

Missoula Missoulian - 5/27/2020

Montana schools so far avoid financial meltdown

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 5/27/2020

Montana's new unemployment claims dropped again last week

Missoula Missoulian - 5/21/2020


Nebraska

Ricketts outlines plans to manage $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/27/2020

Nebraska could lose $27 million in gameday revenue by cutting number of fans

Omaha World-Herald - 5/26/2020

Ricketts doesn't expect Nebraska to see spike in coronavirus cases after restrictions loosen

Omaha World-Herald - 5/22/2020


Nevada

A socially distant Las Vegas? What are the odds?

Las Vegas Sun - 5/28/2020

Nevada lawmakers form stimulus funds oversight committee

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 5/22/2020

Nevada's shuttered casinos could reopen June 4

Las Vegas Sun - 5/22/2020

Nevada's 28.2% jobless rate worst in US; worst state hi

Las Vegas Sun - 5/22/2020

Coronavirus: UNR, TMCC staff face possible furloughs

Reno Gazette-Journal - 5/22/2020


New Hampshire

State works to provide relief to 'Main Street' with grants

Manchester Union Leader - 5/26/2020

Liquor sales spike during pandemic

Concord Monitor - 5/24/2020

N.H. delegation announces $19.78M in funding

Nashua Telegraph - 5/23/2020


New Jersey

Reopened New Jersey schools will look much different

Asbury Park Press - 5/28/2020

N.J. public worker pension fund losing money on its investments as coronavirus takes toll

Jersey City Journal - 5/27/2020

NJ Turnpike Authority approves Turnpike, GSP toll hikes

Asbury Park Press - 5/27/2020

Will N.J.'s wealthy private schools receive too much coronavirus aid?

Jersey City Journal - 5/26/2020

New Jersey governor warns of educator, health-care worker layoffs without federal aid
The Hill – 5/24/2020

Emergency fund offers $68.8M more in federal aid to NJ colleges

Press of Atlantic City - 5/23/2020

Murphy slashes $1.3B in spending to fix state budget ravaged by coronavirus crisis

Jersey City Journal - 5/22/2020

New Jersey proposes $5 billion in cuts as revenues fall 'off a cliff'

Press of Atlantic City - 5/22/2020

NJ Treasury proposes $5 billion cuts and delays

North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - 5/22/2020

N.J. nursing homes decimated by the coronavirus will get $170M in federal funds

Jersey City Journal - 5/22/2020

Murphy OKs furloughs for N.J. public employees to avert layoffs

Jersey City Journal - 5/22/2020

New Mexico

New Mexico studies single-payer care amid pandemic
Associated Press – 5/27/2020

New Mexico's summer learning program back on

Santa Fe New Mexican - 5/26/2020


New York

Cuomo promotes New York City infrastructure projects at Trump meeting

Buffalo News - 5/27/2020

In D.C., Cuomo blasts federal lawmakers for stalling aid for local governments

Albany Times-Union - 5/27/2020

As Legislature returns, Cuomo says theres little spending room

Syracuse Post-Standard & Syracuse.com - 5/27/2020

State and NYC will provide death benefits for frontline workers who die from coronavirus, Cuomo says

New York Daily News - 5/26/2020

New York State lawmakers to reconvene to OK Covid-19 bills

Buffalo News - 5/26/2020

Cuomo throws cold water on de Blasio-backed plan to let NYC borrow billions

New York Daily News - 5/26/2020

State launches $100 million loan fund for small businesses.  

Buffalo News - 5/23/2020

Health care faces another Medicaid cut during pandemic

NewsDay.com - 5/22/2020

NY lawmakers push to legalize pot, sports betting to fill coronavirus budget gaps

New York Post - 5/21/2020


North Carolina

North Carolina budget writers brace for $5B shortfall

The Center Square – 5/27/2020

N.C. bond packages resurface after veto crumbled cash plan
Associated Press – 5/26/2020

NC faces a big budget shortfall. Will Congress deliver billions in aid? And when?

Charlotte Observer – 5/24/2020

North Carolina state revenue will take $4B hit from pandemic, forecast says
Associated Press – 5/22/2020

N.C. bills seeks millions in federal CARES funding for Greensboro

Winston Salem Journal - 5/22/2020


North Dakota

BURGUM LOOKS TO JUMP START NORTH DAKOTA ECONOMY AMID COVID-19

AM1100 – 5/27/2020


Ohio

Lawmakers may cancel $600M in capital funds for colleges, communities

Dayton Daily News - 5/28/2020

Ohio's unemployment system overwhelmed by COVID-19 closures

Columbus Dispatch - 5/27/2020

Five Ohio congressional members ask White House to guarantee benefits to National Guard members for coronavirus response

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 5/27/2020

Coronavirus spreads through privately run Ohio prison as testing questions persist

Columbus Dispatch - 5/24/2020

Ohio Senate blocks attempt to curb Dr. Amy Actons authority: Capitol Letter

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 5/21/2020


Oregon

Unpaid unemployment claims leaves people on brink

Salem Statesman-Journal - 5/24/2020

Economic recovery will take years, state analysts say

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/22/2020


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is sitting on billions in coronavirus relief money. Whats the holdup?

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/28/2020

Pennsylvania preps short-term budget amid coronavirus uncertainty

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/27/2020

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania say marijuana legalization inevitable post-pandemic

Allentown Morning Call - 5/26/2020

Aid to jobless workers in Pennsylvania reaches $10.6B

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/26/2020

Facing nearly $5 billion shortfall, Pa. lawmakers plan to pass short-term budget

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/26/2020


Rhode Island

R.I. on target for phase 2 of reopening

Providence Journal - 5/27/2020

R.I. state leaders scramble to devise worst-case budget plan

Providence Journal - 5/26/2020

R.I. Retirement Board lowers forecast for taxpayer contributions to pension funds

Providence Journal - 5/22/2020


South Carolina

Broadband expansion in Midlands county part of statewide connectivity push

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/27/2020

SC education chief Molly Spearman wants more summer school money

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/25/2020

COVID-19 meant less driving in SC and less gas tax collected

GoUpstate.com - 5/25/2020

Lawmakers hit pause on SC teacher pay raise

GoUpstate.com - 5/24/2020

SC public transportation systems receiving $120 million in coronavirus aid

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/22/2020

Tens of thousands of South Carolinians continue to apply for unemployment

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/22/2020


South Dakota

Rapid City legislator balks at Noem's plan to use funds

Rapid City Journal - 5/27/2020

Coronavirus impact on South Dakotas budget wont be known for months

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 5/27/2020

Noem previews plan to spend $1.25 billion coronavirus relief
Associated Press – 5/26/2020

$68 million in CARES Act funding going toward South Dakota education

Rapid City Journal - 5/26/2020

Noem: Special session not likely needed in June

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 5/26/2020

South Dakotas unemployment rate triples to 10.2% in April

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 5/23/2020


Tennessee

Economists disagree on how big a hit Tennessee will take from COVID-19

Knoxville News-Sentinel - 5/27/2020

State lawmakers working on new budget

WATE – 5/27/2020

Tennessee to disburse $180M to food-insecure families

Knoxville News-Sentinel - 5/27/2020

Early divisions between chambers as lawmakers return

Memphis Commercial Appeal - 5/26/2020

Tennessee expands free child care, extends through summer

Knoxville News-Sentinel - 5/22/2020


Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott urges Texans to have surgery they need soon, while hospitals not slammed by coronavirus

Dallas Morning News - 5/27/2020

As coronavirus results in less traffic, transportation funding in Texas and beyond takes a hit

Dallas Morning News - 5/27/2020

Texas halted evictions, giving renters some relief. But what happens when the moratorium ends?

Texas Tribune - 5/26/2020

Texas Officials Consider New Sources Of Revenue As State Faces Budget Shortfalls

NPR – 5/25/2020

Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott and counties square off over relief money

Austin American-Statesman - 5/24/2020

Abbott orders COVID-19 testing at state hospitals/living centers

Austin American-Statesman - 5/22/2020

UT eyes staff cuts as Abbott asks colleges to limit spending

Austin American-Statesman - 5/22/2020


Utah

Any cuts to state education budget will be devastating to Utah students, UEA president warns

Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News - 5/27/2020

Utah officials declined to take $50 million from feds to feed needy children

Salt Lake Tribune - 5/27/2020

First look at proposed state budget cuts deemed potentially ‘detrimental’ to public health

Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News - 5/26/2020

University of Utah, Utah State will hold in-person classes this fall

Salt Lake Tribune - 5/26/2020

Pandemic blows holes in Utah's state budget, but financial buffers promise to limit damage

Daily Herald - 5/23/2020

State School Board recommends up to $382 million in budget cuts in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News - 5/22/2020

Utah lawmakers prepare to cut state budget, use 'rainy day fund' later

KUTV – 5/21/2020


Vermont

Scott administration plans $300M relief package for health care organizations

VT Digger.org - 5/27/2020

$176 million deficit in Vermont Education Fund

Burlington Free Press - 5/27/2020

Essential worker hazard pay bill stalls in the House

VT Digger.org - 5/25/2020


Virginia

More federal aid for nursing homes in Virginia as testing push intensifies staffing challenge

Richmond.com - 5/28/2020

$644 million in federal coronavirus aid is headed to Virginia cities and counties. Heres who gets what.

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 5/24/2020


Washington

Coronavirus will come roaring back in King County without contact tracing, other measures, report finds

Seattle Times - 5/26/2020

UW Medicine furloughs 4,000 more workers, citing coronavirus budget hit

Seattle Times - 5/25/2020

Washington colleges, universities brace for big budget hit

seattlepi.com - 5/25/2020

Washingtons constitution protects K-12 funding. The coronavirus will test that promise.

Seattle Times - 5/25/2020

State colleges and universities are girding for a tough financial future after the coronavirus pandemic

Seattle Times - 5/24/2020

More than half of Washington states counties get OK to move to second phase of Inslees coronavirus reopening plan

Seattle Times - 5/23/2020

GOP state lawmakers call for a special legislative session

seattlepi.com - 5/22/2020

Washington state sues Trump administration over which college students should get coronavirus aid

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 5/22/2020


West Virginia

West Virginia state government's budget picture improving, Gov. Justice says

WCHS – 5/21/2020


Wisconsin

Tony Evers announces $200 million in aid for localities as state sees record COVID-19 cases

Lacrosse Tribune - 5/27/2020

Advocates say Wisconsin must act as surge of homelessness looms amid COVID19 pandemic

Lacrosse Tribune - 5/25/2020


Wyoming

Wyoming's Legislature faces a $1.5 billion hit and an existential question

Casper Star-Tribune - 5/27/2020

Ad Valorem Taxes Back In Discussion; Questions Surround Final Transition

Wyoming Public Radio - 5/27/2020

Wyoming Faces A Massive Revenue Shortfall

Wyoming Public Radio - 5/27/2020

State may face $1.5 billion revenue shortfall over next two years

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/26/2020

Wyoming conservation groups call for $25 billion in federal funding for public land restoration

Casper Star-Tribune - 5/25/2020

Leading lawmakers discuss second special session, budget woes

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/22/2020

WYDOT director backs usage charge as solution to funding state roads

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/22/2020