Budget Blog

Week of May 10, 2021 - Press Clips

By Brian Sigritz posted 05-12-2021 01:09 PM



Nine states will end participation in unemployment assistance programs

USA Today - 5/12/2021

Biden pressured from both sides over unemployment boost

Washington Examiner - 5/12/2021

Panic Drives Gas Shortages After Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

(NPR) National Public Radio - 5/12/2021

Is Congress Ready to Invest in Regional Economies?

Governing – 5/12/2021

Congress mulls $500 million in grants to help states upgrade cybersecurity

Roll Call – 5/11/2021

Report: How the American Rescue Plan will Affect State Taxes

Route Fifty – 5/11/2021

How much money is headed to your state, city from Biden's rescue plan

USA Today - 5/11/2021

As Rescue Act Aid Starts to Move, Roads, Water, Sewers May Benefit

Engineering News-Record - 5/11/2021

$350B Heads to States Cities for COVID Relief

Pew Trusts.org - 5/11/2021

Paying With Cash? Retailers Must Take Your Dollars in These States.

Pew Trusts.org - 5/11/2021

American casinos match best-ever quarter with $11.1 billion in revenue

Marketwatch - 5/11/2021

U.S. Treasury opens $350 billion in COVID aid, some states won't get full funds for a year

Reuters - 5/10/2021

Cities Say They Badly Need Critical Infrastructure Funding

Pew Trusts.org - 5/10/2021

The Cities and Counties Getting the Biggest Sums of Federal Aid

Route Fifty - 5/10/2021

Treasury readies first batch of $350B aid to states, localities

Roll Call - 5/10/2021

Treasury to Begin Distribution of $350 Billion for State, Local Governments

Route Fifty - 5/10/2021

Public pension systems dont think theyll earn as much from investments. Heres why that matters

Marketwatch - 5/10/2021

Treasury to start paying out $350B in state and local aid

Republic - 5/10/2021

Aid to State, Local Governments Is About to Flow

Wall Street Journal - 5/10/2021

Biden pushes economic aid proposals as GOP calls for paring back unemployment benefits

CNN - 5/10/2021

$350B from COVID relief legislation starts heading to states this week

USA Today - 5/10/2021

The Biden administration will begin disbursing $350 billion in state and local aid this month.

The New York Times - 5/10/2021

Treasury opens applications for $350 billion state and local aid program

The Hill - 5/10/2021

Treasury will give states a lot of power to decide how to spend $350 billion in Covid relief funds

CNBC - 5/10/2021

McConnell says infrastructure plan should cost up to $800 billion ahead of meeting with Biden

CNBC - 5/10/2021

Report: Flooding has Devastating Effects on Affordable Housing

Route Fifty – 5/10/2021

White House, state officials scramble to get docs’ help with lagging vaccination effort

Politico – 5/9/2021

Some states plan big spending with Bidens aid, others wait

Republic - 5/9/2021

State Tax Revenue Passes a Recovery Milestone

Pew Trusts.org - 5/9/2021

Americas most conservative states are embracing medical pot

Politico - 5/9/2021

States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes

Republic - 5/8/2021

Biden wants trillions for infrastructure, but a hurdle remains: Spending the cash

Yahoo! News - 5/8/2021

GOP governors slash jobless aid to try to force more Americans to return to work

Washington Post – 5/8/2021

States, Cities Begin to Order Workers Back to the Office

Route Fifty – 5/7/2021

Placing Blame: Liability Questions Loom Over Autonomous Vehicles

Government Technology – 5/7/2021

HBCUs receive windfall from American Rescue Plan

Yahoo! News - 5/7/2021

Trump signed off on last-minute Medicaid changes. Now Biden faces the legal challenges.

Yahoo! News - 5/7/2021

As COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Dips, Community Health Centers Take the Lead

Pew Trusts.org - 5/6/2021

Days Ahead Of First Federal Stimulus Payments, Local Governments Still Don’t Know How—And In Some Cases If—They’ll Spend The Money

Forbes – 5/6/2021

A $4.5B Pool of Economic Recovery Funds States, Localities Can Tap Into

Route Fifty – 5/6/2021

In one chart, how U.S. state and local revenues got thumped by the pandemic and recovered

Marketwatch - 5/5/2021


Business leaders tell Alabama to add more electric vehicle chargers

AL.com - 5/11/2021

Alabama broadband grants game changer for families, businesses

AL.com - 5/11/2021

Whats in Alabamas medical marijuana bill?

AL.com - 5/10/2021

Alabama governor orders end to federal COVID unemployment benefits

Axios – 5/10/2021

Gambling bill stalls in Alabama House as tempers flare

Associated Press – 5/7/2021

How Bidens American Families Plan could help Alabama families and children

AL.com - 5/7/2021


Alaska House approves state operating budget with amendment to cut funding for abortion services

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/11/2021

Alaska’s first plan to spend $1 billion in federal aid is being scrapped

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/10/2021

A state corporation is still pushing a massive gas line plan. Is it a pipe dream?

Fairbanks News-Miner - 5/10/2021


Dreamers could get new chance at in-state tuition in Arizona

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 5/10/2021

Wildfire prevention gets boost from behind bars with expanded program

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 5/8/2021

New Arizona law will require convictions before assets can be seized

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 5/6/2021

The difference between medical and recreational marijuana in Arizona

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 5/6/2021


Panel to study uses for $1.57B

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/12/2021

State board notes drop in earnings

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/12/2021

Hutchinson sets out priorities for U.S. aid

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/11/2021

Sales tax receipts mixed for local governments; businesses still struggling with pandemic

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/10/2021

Session rolls out array of vote laws

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/9/2021


Gov. Newsom channels some Californians frustrations about freeway trash, pitches $1.5 billion cleanup

San Jose Mercury News - 5/12/2021

California nears expanding COVID-19 shot to children 12-15

San Diego Union-Tribune - 5/11/2021

California governor proposes $12B to house state's homeless

SFGate - 5/11/2021

Gov. Newsom expands drought emergency to 39 more counties

SFGate - 5/10/2021

California gets billions in federal relief money for pandemic costs

San Diego Union-Tribune - 5/10/2021

Am I eligible for the proposed $600 stimulus checks in California? What you need to know

Los Angeles Times - 5/10/2021

California, Los Angeles get billions in federal relief money for pandemic costs

Los Angeles Times - 5/10/2021

With $76B surplus, California proposes rebates for millions

SFGate - 5/10/2021

Two-thirds of Californians to recieve $600 stimulus checks under Gov. Newsoms new proposal

San Jose Mercury News - 5/10/2021

Newsom’s $100-billion budget plan

Los Angeles Times - 5/10/2021

The Gavin Newsom recall could cost $400 million. Who's paying for that?

SFGate - 5/10/2021

California reports first ever yearly population decline

SFGate - 5/7/2021


Colorado Democrats look to ax tax breaks for wealthy and corporations

Boulder Daily Camera - 5/11/2021

Colorado transportation fees bill faces key tension between more highway lanes and addressing climate change

Denver Post - 5/11/2021

More than $2.3 billion wagered in Colorado’s first year of legalized sports betting

The Center Square – 5/10/2021

Colorado House advances Democrat-backed insurance plan

Associated Press – 5/7/2021


Lamont taps CT National Guard to be ready in event of nursing home strike

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/11/2021

Democratic House Speaker voices concerns over special state fund

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/11/2021

The state has now been allocated $2.8 billion in federal pandemic relief, and that money could flow into state coffers later this month.

New Haven Register - 5/11/2021

Lamont offers $280M to nursing homes, workers to avert strike

New Haven Register - 5/10/2021

Analysis: COVID-19 hit hotel industry harder in CT

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/10/2021

Chamber happenings: Truck mileage tax would have huge effect on small...

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/9/2021

Connecticut liberals want the people who got richer during COVID-19 to pay more in taxes. Gov. Ned Lamont says its the wrong time for tax increases.

Hartford Courant - 5/7/2021

The choice is between investing in the economy or spending federal aid on state and municipal budgets.

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/7/2021


Bill calling for economic impact study of Delaware minimum wage increase stalls in House committee

WDEL – 5/12/2021

Delaware sees additional ACA sign-ups during special enrollment window

Delaware Public Media – 5/11/2021

Delaware just moved closer to requiring body cameras for all officers

Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - 5/6/2021


State of emergency declared in Florida over gas

Palm Beach Post - 5/11/2021

DeSantis signs bill expanding private school voucher programs

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 5/11/2021

State revenues continue topping forecast

Tallahassee Democrat - 5/7/2021

Florida Democrats: We, not DeSantis, provided dollars for bonuses, aid

Palm Beach Post - 5/6/2021

Florida schools react to DeSantis’ latest coronavirus orders

Tampa Bay Times - 5/6/2021


Kemp signs $27.2 billion budget for coming year with extra money for schools, health care

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/10/2021

Business groups warn about Georgia’s ‘growing labor crisis’

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/10/2021

Kemp signs $27.3B state budget, will block police raises

Associated Press – 5/10/2021

Kemp signs bill giving big-money donors more impact on key races

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/10/2021

Georgia ban on ‘defund the police’ efforts signed into law

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/9/2021

Kemp signs special needs voucher expansion bill

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 5/6/2021

Kemp signs bill allowing college athletes to be paid

Athens Banner-Herald - 5/6/2021


Bill to increase lodging tax could stifle Hawaii’s visitor industry, some say

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/11/2021

Hawaii launches limited inter-island 'vaccine passport' plan

Associated Press – 5/11/2021

Governor says lawmakers had no authority to approve $2,200 bonuses for teachers

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/10/2021

Hawaii to convert light-duty vehicles to electric by 2035

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/10/2021

Teacher bonuses, classroom ACs may not be best use of federal coronavirus relief funds for Hawaii, officials say

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/9/2021


Gov. Little withdraws Idaho from federal unemployment assistance programs

Idaho Press – 5/11/2021

Idaho governor signs bill to halt Biden moves on gun laws

Associated Press – 5/11/2021

Idaho eyes sewer, water, broadband with federal rescue money

Associated Press – 5/11/2021

Gov. Little signs historic transportation funding bill

KTVB – 5/10/2021

Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s new ballot initiative process

Associated Press – 5/7/2021

Waiting game begins for potential vetoes from Idaho governor

Associated Press – 5/6/2021


Special education, hair discrimination bills advance from Senate committee

Illinois Daily Herald - 5/12/2021

Pritzker, state officials tout health equity bill at West Suburban Medical Center

Chicago Tribune - 5/11/2021

Providers say Pritzkers budget for adults with disabilities falls short of solving long-standing problems

Chicago Tribune - 5/11/2021

7 downtown buildings to get vaccine clinics as more workers head back to offices

Chicago Sun-Times - 5/10/2021

In high tax states such as Illinois, theres plenty at stake in politically charged debate over cap on state and local tax deductions

Chicago Tribune - 5/10/2021

Tax credit for affordable rental units considered by lawmakers

Springfield State Journal-Register - 5/9/2021

State Senate passes Medicare, tax zone legislation

Illinois Daily Herald - 5/8/2021

Illinois lawmakers begin bipartisan budget talks

Springfield State Journal-Register - 5/7/2021

Pritzker now says budget can include added $350 million for schools

Illinois Daily Herald - 5/7/2021

Pritzker: Schools to get an extra $350 million ‘because our outlook has improved’

Chicago Sun-Times - 5/6/2021

Lawmakers debate future of scholarship tax credit

Springfield State Journal-Register - 5/6/2021


State picks prison health service

Journal Gazette.net - 5/12/2021

Indiana to get more than $700 million from Opioid settlements, grants

The Center Square – 5/11/2021

Indiana legislature votes to override Gov. Holcomb’s veto to limit power of local health departments

The Center Square – 5/10/2021

Critics say Indiana COVID-19 law allows nursing home neglect

Associated Press – 5/8/2021


Iowa to end federal pandemic unemployment benefit

Quad-City Times - 5/11/2021

Iowa mental health, local government groups voice concerns over massive tax plan

Quad-City Times - 5/10/2021

Iowa to get $1.48B in federal coronavirus assistance money

Associated Press – 5/10/2021

Iowa set to remove limits on prosecuting sexual abuse of minors

Quad-City Times - 5/7/2021

Senate GOP touts pathway to adjournment

Quad-City Times - 5/7/2021

Iowa sports betting frenzy cools in April

Quad-City Times - 5/7/2021

Democrats: Iowa House GOP tax plan more acceptable than governors. GOP at loggerheads over tax plans for Iowans

Quad-City Times - 5/6/2021

Reynolds pitches compromise to get faster tax cuts

Quad-City Times - 5/6/2021


Kansas Legislature got more conservative ” and four other takeaways from the 2021 session

Topeka Capital-Journal - 5/11/2021

Kansas government may have to compensate businesses hurt by COVID orders

Topeka Capital-Journal - 5/10/2021

Kansas Legislature passes partial ban on vaccine passports in $28 billion budget

Wichita Eagle & Kansas.com - 5/10/2021

Plan ties Kansas schools tax to a proposed tax break for closed businesses

Lawrence Journal-World - 5/9/2021

Budget bill keeps Kansas governor involved in virus aid decisions

Lawrence Journal-World - 5/9/2021

Kansas requests less than 9% of allowed vaccine doses; lawmakers try to revive vaccine passport ban, contact tracing limits

Lawrence Journal-World - 5/9/2021

Kansas legislators pass plan that could give $500M in COVID relief to businesses

Lawrence Journal-World - 5/9/2021

Vaccine passports, other virus issues split Kansas lawmakers

Lawrence Journal-World - 5/8/2021

Gov. Laura Kelly, GOP lawmakers reach deal on doling out COVID-19 relief funds

Topeka Capital-Journal - 5/8/2021

New school funding, choice plan advances in Kansas with promise of Kellys signature

Wichita Eagle & Kansas.com - 5/8/2021

Lawmakers approve vaccine passport ban, judicial branch pay raise

Topeka Capital-Journal - 5/8/2021

Kansas Senate OKs business relief for COVID losses. But how could it affect taxes?

Wichita Eagle & Kansas.com - 5/6/2021


Kentucky governments to receive $3.77B from Treasury

Louisville Courier-Journal - 5/10/2021

Beshear: Kentucky is open, and our economy is beginning to roar

Louisville Courier-Journal - 5/10/2021

Heres what Kentucky would get from Bidens American Families Plan

Louisville Courier-Journal - 5/7/2021

Record revenues, better credit rating comes for Kentucky

The Center Square – 5/7/2021


Tax package advances another step but racial rift causes hold up on House floor

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/12/2021

Bill would create fund to support the socioeconomic well-being of states rural population

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/11/2021

Discrepancies plagued some of Louisiana's $262 million 'Main Street' grants; state clawing back cash

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/10/2021

New Louisiana bill extending Medicaid after pregnancy aimed at helping moms, babies

Nola.com - 5/8/2021

Louisiana now offering utility bill assistance to renters facing COVID-19 financial hardships

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/7/2021

Louisiana's House advances $36 billion budget with funding for teacher pay raises, TOPS

Baton Rouge Advocate - 5/6/2021


Maine governments face few obstacles to using $1.5B in stimulus money

Bangor Daily News - 5/11/2021

Maine renters facing two-month backlog in rental assistance requests

Bangor Daily News - 5/11/2021

Maine municipal officials wait to form plans as Treasury readies $350B in state and local aid

Bangor Daily News - 5/10/2021

Funding needed to improve access to health care in Maine

Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2021

Maines arts organizations havent yet seen the benefits of a federal grant program

Bangor Daily News - 5/7/2021


Audit finds Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has continued problems in verifying some applicants Medicaid eligibility

Baltimore Sun - 5/11/2021

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces $25 million project to help children reverse effects of COVID pandemic

Baltimore Sun – 5/6/2021


MGM sells Springfield property to real estate trust

The Republican - MassLive.com - 5/11/2021

Massachusetts Senate unveils $47.6B state budget proposal

Associated Press – 5/11/2021

Massachusetts Senate’s $47.6B budget boosts aid to needy families, slashes reliance on rainy day account

Boston Herald - 5/11/2021

After judge vacates CDC eviction moratorium, Massachusetts advocates push for housing equity legislation

The Republican - MassLive.com - 5/7/2021

Holdup on Massachusetts unemployment insurance relief quest appears to be federal guidance

The Republican - MassLive.com - 5/6/2021


Michigan Senate approves billions in budget bills

Detroit Free Press - 5/11/2021

Michigan colleges can tap into millions in COVID-19 relief funds, see who gets what

Mlive.com - 5/11/2021

Detroit casinos report $109 million in April amid industry rebound

Detroit News - 5/11/2021

How much Michigan cities, counties could get in COVID-19 relief funds

Detroit Free Press - 5/10/2021

US Treasury set to release nearly $11B in relief funds to Michigan, localities

Detroit News - 5/10/2021

Michigan to end remote work after reaching 55 percent vaccination rate

The Hill – 5/10/2021


GOP says Walz wasting federal coronavirus aid

TwinCities.com - 5/11/2021

Minnesota to see $2.83 billion from American Rescue Act, reviving tax relief debate

TwinCities.com - 5/10/2021

Federal rescue dollars to start flowing to Minnesota this week

Minnesota Public Radio - 5/10/2021

Minnesota to get $200M more than expected in federal aid

Associated Press – 5/10/2021

Minnesota Legislature faces tough budget talks in week ahead

Associated Press – 5/9/2021

Billions in federal stimulus aid will complicate the Legislatures budget deal-making

TwinCities.com - 5/9/2021

Walz will end all COVID restrictions by July 1, or sooner if 70% get vaccinated

TwinCities.com - 5/6/2021


Mississippi requests $2 billion in federal COVID relief funds for state, local governments

Mississippi Today – 5/12/2021

Miss. health advocates want voters to decide on Medicaid expansion. Heres why.

Hattiesburg American - 5/11/2021

Billions in coronavirus relief funds coming. How much does Jackson get?

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 5/10/2021

Mississippi receiving virus relief money spread over 2 years

Associated Press – 5/10/2021

PPP loan changes helping Mississippi businesses

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 5/9/2021


Over objections of conservatives, Missouri House approves boost in state gas tax

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/12/2021

Missouri s governor says federal unemployment programs have incentivized people to stay out of the workforce; Democrats criticize Parson directive

Missouri Net - 5/12/2021

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announces halt to pandemic jobless benefits after June 12

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/12/2021

Judge tosses Missouri AG Eric Schmitt’s tax cut lawsuit against Biden administration

Kansas City Star – 5/11/2021

Missouri Gov. Parson says he wont spend $2.7 billion in COVID relief until next year

Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com - 5/11/2021

To help reduce a K-12 teacher shortage, Missouri to offer recruitment and retention grants

Missouri Net - 5/11/2021

Long-sought prescription drug monitoring plan headed to Missouri governors desk

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/11/2021

Parson threatens veto of police chokehold ban over unrelated subpoena issue

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/11/2021

Missouri in no rush to spend $2.7 billion of flexible pandemic aid

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/10/2021

Missouri s operating budget approved by lawmakers includes historic increase for foster children and families

Missouri Net - 5/10/2021

Final week in Missouri legislative session: Wayfair, gas tax, PDMP and Grain Belt still unresolved

Missouri Net - 5/9/2021

Missouri House Democrats appeal directly to GOP Governor on Medicaid expansion; rural Republicans say their constituents voted against it

Missouri Net - 5/8/2021

Missouri lawmakers OK $35B budget without Medicaid expansion

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/7/2021

Missouri lawmakers approve new state budget, forgo spending on Medicaid expansion

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/7/2021

Missouri Legislature passes tax credits to fund private school scholarships

Missouri Net - 5/7/2021

School choice measure wins approval in Missouri Senate, now heads to governors desk

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/6/2021

Republican lawmakers want oversight over how Missouri cities spend federal stimulus money

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/6/2021

General revenue collections continued to increase in April, latest report says

Missouri Times – 5/4/2021


Gianforte signs landmark investment in broadband expansion

Missoula Missoulian - 5/11/2021

Montana Legislature made lots of late changes, without public comment

Missoula Missoulian - 5/8/2021

Gianforte signs bill securing funding for new UM forestry building

Billings Gazette - 5/7/2021

Montana governor signs bill targeting transgender athletes

Billings Gazette - 5/7/2021

Public schools emerge from Legislative session with COVID relief, tax cuts

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 5/7/2021

Montana opts out of federal unemployment payments, creates $1,200 incentive to get a job

Billings Gazette – 5/7/2021

Parts of Gianforte's tax package become law

Missoula Missoulian - 5/6/2021


Nebraska Legislature advances bills phasing out Social Security taxes, cutting corporate income taxes

Omaha World-Herald - 5/11/2021

Social Security income tax repeal in Nebraska gets a guardrail

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/11/2021

Nebraska Legislature softens police reform bill to meet rural senators' concerns

Omaha World-Herald - 5/10/2021

Keno parlor protection removed from casino gambling bill

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/10/2021

Nebraska, Lincoln to receive millions in new federal COVID 'rescue' funds

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/10/2021

Nebraska lawmakers have last miles in view with marijuana, gun and tax bills to hurdle

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/9/2021

'I'm not giving up': Senator sees progress on consumption tax proposal

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/9/2021

Hearing on proposed Nebraska health standards that teach gender identity goes almost 4 hours

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/7/2021

Compromise on committee makeup allows school finance study to move forward

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/6/2021

No unity in testimony on Nebraska Legislature's resolution alleging federal overreach

Omaha World-Herald - 5/6/2021

Nebraska congressional delegation joins in attack on Biden tax hikes

Lincoln Journal Star - 5/6/2021


Nevada gets $2.7B in COVID-19 relief funds. Now, how to spend it?

Reno Gazette-Journal - 5/11/2021

Sisolak promotes infrastructure bank, new jobs

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 5/10/2021

Nevada gets $2.7B as feds send COVID recovery checks

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 5/10/2021

Sisolak pushes expanded Nevada infrastructure bank

Las Vegas Sun - 5/10/2021

Nevada gets guidance on spending federal COVID relief funds

Las Vegas Sun - 5/10/2021

Nevadas broken unemployment system must be fixed ” now

Las Vegas Sun - 5/9/2021

Nearly half of Nevada prisoners have had dose of COVID vaccine

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 5/6/2021

New Hampshire

NH delegation announces Granite State communities to receive more than $1.4 billion in state, local relief funding from American Rescue Plan

Nashua Telegraph - 5/11/2021

Menthol ban finds fans, detractors in NH

Manchester Union Leader - 5/9/2021

Sununu warns businesses have to repay grants, feds say no

Manchester Union Leader - 5/6/2021

April revenues continue good news for state finances

Nashua Telegraph - 5/6/2021

New Jersey

Need rental relief? NJ state program, county assistance still open

North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - 5/12/2021

N.J. getting $10.2B in stimulus aid. Heres how much each county (and 4 dozen towns) will get.

Jersey City Journal - 5/10/2021

NJ funds $275M for businesses, immigrants, others shut out of COVID relief

North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - 5/10/2021

NJ unemployment: $300 delay should be fixed by Tuesday, state says

North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - 5/10/2021

Murphy announces $40 million for undocumented immigrants, others excluded from benefits

Jersey City Journal - 5/7/2021

NJ paying $1.3M to consultant to advise on women’s prison

Associated Press – 5/7/2021

New Mexico

New Mexico lawmakers fight over spending authority escalates

Santa Fe New Mexican - 5/12/2021

Tension mounts as NM awaits federal funds Tension mounts as NM awaits federal funds

ABQJournal Online - 5/12/2021

New Mexico to receive $1.75 billion in pandemic relief

Santa Fe New Mexican - 5/11/2021

New Mexico Must Provide Internet, Devices to At-Risk Remote Learners, Court Rules

Route Fifty – 5/10/2021

New Mexico moves to toughen emissions rules

Santa Fe New Mexican - 5/7/2021

New York

Theres $24 billion in stimulus aid for NY governments. See where its headed

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - 5/12/2021

SUNY mandatory vaccination plan won't include SUNY employees

Buffalo News - 5/11/2021

Localities eligible for at least $822.7 million in federal aid

Buffalo News - 5/10/2021

NYC landlords sue to stop extension of states COVID eviction moratorium

New York Daily News - 5/6/2021

Online database of New York incentive projects goes live

Albany Times-Union - 5/6/2021

Take the shot, get a ticket: New York baseball fans offered new perk to get vaccinated

Reuters – 5/5/2021

North Carolina

North Carolina House approves new local tax option

The Center Square – 5/11/2021

Cooper declares state of emergency amid fuel pipeline shutdown

The Center Square – 5/11/2021

NC budget dance slowed as GOP leaders differ on bottom line

Associated Press – 5/7/2021

A federal court has vacated the CDC eviction moratorium. What does that mean for NC?

Raleigh News & Observer - 5/7/2021

North Dakota

North Dakota boosts funding for addiction treatment program that ran out of money

Grand Forks Herald - 5/12/2021

Lawmakers not seeking override of North Dakota governor's partial veto on college penalties for abortion ties

Grand Forks Herald - 5/11/2021

Gov. Burgum signs remaining bills from recent session

Bismarck Tribune - 5/10/2021

Gov. Burgum announces end to federal unemployment aid

Bismarck Tribune - 5/10/2021

Officials chart merger of North Dakota Health, Human Services agencies

Bismarck Tribune - 5/10/2021

Drought shows no signs of easing up throughout Dakotas

Bismarck Tribune - 5/10/2021

North Dakota governor partly vetoes bill to restrict state college ties with abortion providers

Grand Forks Herald - 5/8/2021

North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission overspent operating budget by 1%

Bismarck Tribune - 5/6/2021


U.S. Treasury sends $590M in COVID-19 relief to area governments

Dayton Daily News - 5/12/2021

New Ohio law provides $465M to help Ohioans pay housing, utility bills

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 5/11/2021

Here's what Ohio cities and counties will get from latest federal stimulus

Columbus Dispatch - 5/11/2021

Ohio lawmakers want to study cutting smaller health departments

Cincinnati Enquirer & Cincinnati.com - 5/10/2021

How much money will your city get from the American Rescue Plan?

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 5/10/2021

Ohios casinos, racinos post another big month, blowing away pre-pandemic records for gambling revenue

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 5/10/2021

Area libraries say public needs their services more than ever

Columbus Dispatch - 5/8/2021

Ohio is latest state to see GOP-backed voting law rewrite

Columbus Dispatch - 5/6/2021

Ohio GOP lawmakers back off ballot proposal to extend redistricting deadlines

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 5/6/2021

Ohio Senate to release details on sports betting bill

Cincinnati Enquirer & Cincinnati.com - 5/6/2021


Oklahoma set to receive nearly $1.9 billion in federal relief funding

The Center Square – 5/11/2021

Oklahoma House Democrats unveil budget proposal as Republicans negotiate behind closed doors

KOCO – 5/11/2021

Oklahoma budget still needs to be passed as legislative deadline nears

KOCO – 5/10/2021

Oklahoma to recognize out-of-state occupational licenses

The Center Square – 5/6/2021


Oregon lawmakers to boost state school fund to $9.3 billion, $300 million more than official stay-steady estimate

Oregonian – 5/12/2021

Oregon lawmakers look to tax insurance policies to fight wildfires

The Center Square – 5/11/2021

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ties economy reopening to vaccination rates

Salem Statesman-Journal - 5/11/2021


Infection rates up among younger Pennsylvanians; new capacity rule just in time for NHL playoffs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/11/2021

Pa. to get almost $5B in school aid from federal relief bill

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/11/2021

For Pittsburgh area, COVID-19 bill includes $248M for transit, $35M for airport, more aid for municipalities

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/11/2021

Superintendents call on General Assembly to back Gov. Wolf's education budget proposal

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/6/2021

Pa.s roads, bridges spotlighted as Biden administration gives state a C-minus for infrastructure

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/6/2021

Rhode Island

Rhode Island marks 1-millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

Providence Journal – 5/12/2021

New state revenue estimates higher than those made last fall

Associated Press – 5/11/2021

Soaring tax revenue gives RI leaders $324 million more for state budget

WPRI – 5/10/2021

South Carolina

Adjournment clock ticks on South Carolina bills on the bubble

The Center Square – 5/11/2021

South Carolina receiving $2.5B in pandemic relief aid

Associated Press – 5/11/2021

SC lawmakers scramble to advance bills to Gov. McMaster's desk with 3 days left in session

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/10/2021

McMaster's federal jobless benefits cutoff condemned by Jesse Jackson, Upstate coalition

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/10/2021

SC getting $2.5B, plus more for counties and cities, from COVID-19 relief package

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/10/2021

SC getting $435M plus more for counties, cities from COVID relief funds

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/10/2021

Updated SC law grants in-state tuition to veterans regardless of when they served

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/8/2021

Hate crimes, police reform await SC lawmakers in last week

Associated Press – 5/8/2021

Gov. McMaster calls for SC to end all federal pandemic unemployment programs

Charleston Post & Courier - 5/6/2021

SC proviso could cut school funds based on virtual students

Greenville Online - 5/6/2021

South Dakota

State has awarded $488 million in CARES Act funds to small businesses, health care providers

Rapid City Journal - 5/11/2021

South Dakota finance bureau audits coronavirus relief applications, comes up with less than 1% of "ineligible" awards

Grand Forks Herald – 5/11/2021

Billions to spend: How South Dakota is flush with stimulus cash

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 5/6/2021

Medicaid expansion group loses SD Supreme Court bid

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 5/6/2021


Tennessee cuts off $300 federal unemployment supplement

The Hill – 5/11/2021

Tennessee's Medicaid block grant waiver challenged in court

The Center Square – 5/10/2021

Certificate-of-need reform passes Tennessee General Assembly

The Center Square – 5/7/2021


Texas colleges and universities get $2 billion in federal stimulus money

Houston Chronicle - 5/11/2021

Push to bring casinos to Texas appears headed for defeat this session despite high-profile campaign

Houston Chronicle - 5/11/2021

Republicans push tax increases despite budget surplus

The Center Square – 5/11/2021

Texas’ Larger Cities Would Face Financial Penalties for Cutting Police Budgets Under Bill Approved by House

Texas Tribune – 5/10/2021

Texas gets $15.8B bonanza in pandemic aid, far more than it lost in revenue

Dallas Morning News - 5/10/2021

Texas delegation requests close to $2 billion in funding request earmarks

Dallas Morning News - 5/7/2021

Texas lawmakers propose electricity market bailout after winter storm

Houston Chronicle - 5/7/2021

State officials earmark $10M for local vaccination efforts

Austin American-Statesman - 5/7/2021

Federal judge defends her efforts to clean up Texas’ foster care system amid complaints from providers

Dallas Morning News - 5/6/2021

Texas House advances bill that would ban homeless encampments in public

Houston Chronicle - 5/6/2021


Utah To Receive $2.5B In Pandemic Relief

Utah Public Radio – 5/11/2021

Exclusive: Utah s former budget chief gets $350K in state funds, plus teaching position at the U.

Salt Lake Tribune - 5/10/2021


Senate approves $100 million to expand, improve broadband service

VT Digger.org - 5/11/2021

Vermont gets $12M in COVID relief for drug abuse programs

Associated Press – 5/10/2021

With earmarks reinstated, Leahy poised to deliver more federal money to Vermont

VT Digger.org - 5/9/2021

Lawmakers want to send $89 million to Vermont state colleges. Will it be enough?

VT Digger.org - 5/9/2021

A year into Covid-19, Labor Department issues stall Vermonters efforts to collect unemployment

VT Digger.org - 5/9/2021


Gov. Northam announces over $60 million in education recovery funding

WWBT – 5/12/2021

Over $790M in rescue-plan funds heading to cities, counties and colleges in Hampton Roads

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 5/11/2021

Northam eyes June 15 for ending most COVID-19 restrictions if trends continue

The Center Square – 5/6/2021


Washington is among the best states for police officers, report finds. Heres why

Olympian - 5/11/2021

Washington State University tuition going up by 2.5% after regents approve proposal

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 5/8/2021

'A dramatic shift': Inslee signs legislation to address child care shortages into law

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 5/8/2021

West Virginia

Legislators get first look at $138 million broadband expansion initiatives

Charleston Gazette - 5/10/2021

WV to get more than $5M in settlement over marketing of opioid withdrawal drug Suboxone

Charleston Gazette - 5/10/2021

WVa governments getting nearly $1.9B in COVID federal relief

Associated Press – 5/10/2021

UMW, mine safety advocates blast lingering lack of enforceable COVID-19 prevention standard

Charleston Gazette - 5/6/2021


Wisconsin Senate passes first police reform bills

WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison - 5/11/2021

Wisconsin receiving $700 million less than expected from federal stimulus

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 5/11/2021

Wisconsin to receive $700 million less in federal COVID-19 stimulus funds than projected

Lacrosse Tribune - 5/11/2021

With release of federal guidance for stimulus funds, Wisconsin awaits details from governor

Lacrosse Tribune - 5/10/2021

Evers: Vaccine requirements are 'not going to happen' in Wisconsin

Lacrosse Tribune - 5/10/2021

Evers' proposal for $100 million venture capital fund gets bipartisan support

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 5/7/2021

Budget-writing committee begins work by stripping hundreds of Evers' items out

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 5/7/2021

Budget committee approves juvenile detention expansion at Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center

Lacrosse Tribune - 5/6/2021

Mendota facility expansion unites, Medicaid expansion divides as budget process kicks off amid immigrant rights rally

WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison - 5/6/2021

Republicans strike nearly 400 items from Tony Evers' budget proposal

Lacrosse Tribune - 5/6/2021


Wyoming lawmakers continue to mull revenue, K-12 deficit

Associated Press – 5/11/2021

Committee revives Medicaid expansion bill ahead of potential special session

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/11/2021

Gordon withdraws Wyoming from COVID-era unemployment programs

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/11/2021

State lawmakers take another look at Wyoming's "unstable" tax structure

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/11/2021

Federal grants add momentum to Wyo carbon capture movement

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/10/2021

Public will be able to remotely access all Wyoming legislative meetings during interim

Casper Star-Tribune - 5/9/2021

Governor to reopen 9 Wyoming rest stops

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 5/6/2021