Budget Blog

Week of August 2, 2021 - Press Clips

By Brian Sigritz posted 08-05-2021 10:28 AM

  

National

The Pandemic Has Devastated the Mental Health of Public Health Workers

Stateline – 8/5/2021

State Revenues Recover From Pandemic Shock

U.S. News & World Report – 8/4/2021

Confusion Over How Latest Eviction Ban Will be Enforced

Route Fifty – 8/4/2021

$15B Proposal to Get the Lead Out of U.S. Pipes

Route Fifty – 8/4/2021

White House trying to beat back bipartisan Cornyn infrastructure amendment

The Hill – 8/4/2021

Yellen says new U.S. eviction moratorium buys time to speed rental aid funds

Reuters - 8/4/2021

The Best and Worst States For Health Care

Route Fifty - 8/4/2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Schools grapple with mask mandates as Republicans ban them

Washington Post - 8/4/2021

COVID Froze Prison Visits, Spotlighting High Cost of Phone Calls

Pew Trusts.org - 8/4/2021

Biden wades into state-level fights over COVID-19 rules

USA Today - 8/3/2021

Infrastructure Bill Includes $1B for State and Local Cybersecurity

Route Fifty - 8/3/2021

A $5B Turning Point for Reducing Homelessness

Route Fifty - 8/3/2021

White House Calls On States To Do More After Federal Eviction Ban Expires

(NPR) National Public Radio - 8/3/2021

Compliance and Defiance: States React to New CDC Mask Guidelines

Stateline – 8/3/2021

Biden tells governors to ‘get out of the way’ if they won’t help on vaccines

Washington Post – 8/3/2021

CDC issues eviction moratorium extension after Democratic outcry

The Hill – 8/3/2021

State, local aid bottlenecks leave renters exposed

Politico – 8/3/2021

Will schools and day cares mandate COVID vaccines or masks for fall 2021 back to school?

USA Today – 8/3/2021

Two States Now Offer Free In-home Nurse Visits for New Parents

Route Fifty – 8/2/2021

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Associated Press – 8/2/2021

Best Practices for Eviction Prevention and Diversion

Route Fifty – 8/2/2021

These States Are Renewing Incentives in Bid to Get More People Vaccinated

Newsweek - 8/2/2021

Administration Seeks to Blunt Effects From End of Eviction Moratorium

The New York Times - 8/2/2021

Welfare rolls decline during the pandemic despite economic upheaval

Washington Post - 8/1/2021

Experts project record low poverty in 2021 resulting from COVID relief

Fox News - 7/31/2021

Analysis: Kids are starting their third Covid school year. Here's what to know.

CNN - 7/31/2021

To get shots in arms, governments turn to money in pockets

Republic - 7/30/2021

Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions

The Hill - 7/30/2021

4 million children may miss out on $13 billion in Child Tax Credit funds

CBS - 7/30/2021

Billions in rental aid unspent with evictions poised to resume

Washington Post - 7/30/2021

How the Infrastructure Proposal Would Fund Roads, Bridges and Public Transit

Route Fifty – 7/30/2021

Congress passes $2.1 billion in emergency funding for Capitol security and Afghan resettlement

Washington Post – 7/29/2021

'This Is 21st Century Infrastructure'

Route Fifty – 7/29/2021

Biden calls on states to offer $100 cash payments for Covid vaccinations as delta spreads

CNBC - 7/29/2021

Alabama

Ivey swears in Bill Poole as state finance director

Alabama Political Reporter – 8/3/2021

Alaska

Federal infrastructure bill proposes billions of dollars for Alaska highways, ferries, broadband and sanitation projects

Alaska Dispatch News - 8/3/2021

Alaskans are receiving $85 million in rent relief funds

Fairbanks News-Miner - 8/3/2021

Permanent Fund ends fiscal year topping $81B

Fairbanks News-Miner - 8/1/2021

Governor agrees to delay start of August special session

Fairbanks News-Miner - 7/30/2021

Arizona

New school mask mandates can remain in place pending hearing next week

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 8/4/2021

Arizona lawmakers invest more in private prisons after record-high campaign contributions

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 7/30/2021

Family still waits for rental aid months after applying

Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - 7/29/2021

Arkansas

Panel backs $37.6M for covid care

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/5/2021

Infrastructure bill aids state, analysis says

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/5/2021

State general revenue tax collections in July exceeded state's forecast by $51.6M

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/3/2021

Arkansas governor pushes mask law change, despite resistance

Associated Press – 8/3/2021

More seek covid-relief cash

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/2/2021

Road officials seek advice on proposal

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 7/31/2021

State board extends prison mask mandate

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 7/31/2021

Arkansas judge orders state to resume pandemic unemployment benefits

Axios – 7/29/2021

California

Number of California tenants getting rental aid doubles, officials say

San Jose Mercury News - 8/5/2021

California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

Associated Press – 8/4/2021

Newsom issues emergency proclamation to free up extra sources of power

San Diego Union-Tribune - 7/30/2021

Colorado

Polis extends Colorados eviction protections ahead of federal moratorium ending

Denver Post - 7/30/2021

Connecticut

Connecticuts sales tax free week, a target for elimination during this years budget debate, begins Sunday

Hartford Courant - 8/4/2021

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong commits $300 million from opioid settlement toward treatment, recovery and prevention

Hartford Courant - 8/3/2021

Lamont wants legislature to be involved in COVID decisions

Associated Press – 8/3/2021

Connecticut paid for more than 1.4 million COVID tests. They cost about $91 each.

Hartford Courant - 8/3/2021

Connecticut quickens distribution of pandemic rental relief, but backlog remains.

Hartford Courant - 8/2/2021

Connecticut marijuana taxes projected to reach $73 million in fifth year of sales. Cities and towns would collect $18 million of total.

Hartford Courant - 7/30/2021

Delaware

Lawmakers, advocates rally in Wilmington for paid medical and family leave

Delaware Public Media – 8/4/2021

Delaware recommends unvaccinated people get tested weekly

Associated Press – 8/3/2021

District of Columbia

D.C. Council passes 2022 budget; curbs Bowser’s request for more police

Washington Post – 8/4/2021

Florida

Florida stakeholders say eviction reprieve must be used to get stalled aid to renters, landlords

Orlando Sentinel - 8/4/2021

Florida Gov. DeSantis rules out mask mandates, shutdowns despite COVID surge

New York Post – 8/4/2021

Some Florida school districts push ahead with mask mandates, defying DeSantis's threat to cut funds

Washington Post – 8/4/2021

Florida district drops mask mandate after DeSantis threatens funding cut

The Hill – 8/3/2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis wont renew state eviction ban to replace expired CDC moratorium

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 8/3/2021

DeSantis dismisses Florida COVID-19 hospital crisis as media hysteria

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 8/3/2021

Florida has distributed only 2% of funds to help renters

Orlando Sentinel - 7/31/2021

This Florida COVID surge is different. So is the states response.

Tampa Bay Times - 7/31/2021

As virus cases surge, some Central Florida colleges will require masks indoors

Orlando Sentinel - 7/30/2021

Floridas back-to-school sales-tax holiday starts Saturday

Orlando Sentinel - 7/30/2021

Florida Democrats want daily COVID-19 reports to return

Orlando Sentinel - 7/29/2021

DeSantis stops pushing COVID-19 vaccines as virus skyrockets in Florida

Orlando Sentinel - 7/29/2021

Georgia

Georgians need for food stamps remains high despite economic recovery

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/4/2021

Georgia creates new state office to focus on rural education

Times Free Press – 8/4/2021

Kemp is called on to ban school mask mandates

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/4/2021

Washington now in standoff with Kemp on Affordable Care Act waiver plan

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/3/2021

Even with record surplus, Kemp tells state agencies to hold the line

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/2/2021

Georgia set to divvy up billions in federal COVID relief funds

Athens Banner-Herald - 7/30/2021

Hawaii

Feds allocate $137 million more in pandemic aid for Hawaii’s public schools

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/5/2021

Honolulu rail costs ‘unimaginable,’ retired transit official says

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/3/2021

Nonprofit flipping Hawaii homes without profit to produce affordable housing

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/2/2021

Hawaii Tourism Authority approves plan to reduce Oahu tourists

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/30/2021

Idaho

Idahoans set to receive tax relief

Bonners Ferry Herald – 8/5/2021

‘A very McCarthyism feel’: Idaho teachers say McGeachin’s task force stokes fear, confusion

Spokesman Review – 8/1/2021

Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to issue mask mandate for schools, vaccine requirement for some state workers

Chicago Tribune – 8/5/2021

Illinois will no longer sell products made in prisons to state agencies, private groups

Effinigham Daily News – 8/4/2021

Pritzker signs gun law overhaul into law

Springfield State Journal-Register - 8/2/2021

Illinois unemployment agency has another fraud problem: Thieves hijacking peoples payments

Chicago Tribune - 7/30/2021

Gov. Pritzker signs law designed to expand affordable housing

Springfield State Journal-Register - 7/29/2021

Pritzker signs law to extend education services for special needs students

Springfield State Journal-Register - 7/29/2021

Indiana

Indiana Legal Services ready to help low-income residents facing eviction

Northwest Indiana Times (nwitimes.com) - 8/1/2021

Indiana ready to cover early education, child care expenses for eligible families

Northwest Indiana Times (nwitimes.com) - 8/1/2021

Iowa

Iowas state tax pendulum swings; July sees big drop in collections

Sioux City Journal - 8/3/2021

Iowa agrees to pay $5K to 4 protesters banned from Capitol

Associated Press – 8/2/2021

Iowa Republican governor rejects Biden's $100 vaccine incentives

Fox News – 8/1/2021

Kansas

Delta variant has more K-12 schools in Kansas imposing mask rules

Lawrence Journal-World - 8/3/2021

Kansas grapples with fallout from end of eviction ban as COVID-19 surges

Topeka Capital-Journal - 8/3/2021

Kansas July tax receipts beat estimate by $60M amid COVID recovery

Topeka Capital-Journal - 8/2/2021

All students and teachers should mask up at Kansas schools: Gov. Laura Kelly

Topeka Capital-Journal - 7/30/2021

Kentucky

Report: Pandemic a role in Kentucky's record overdose deaths

Associated Press – 8/4/2021

More than 30 Kentucky foundations uniting to tackle childhood trauma

Louisville Courier-Journal - 8/4/2021

Will Kentucky renters seek federal assistance?

Associated Press – 7/30/2021

Louisiana

Louisiana in line for $384 million to improve roads and bridges

Baton Rouge Advocate - 8/3/2021

Lawsuit challenges Louisiana's end to federal jobless aid

Associated Press – 8/1/2021

Louisiana House speaker ousts Democrats after veto session

Associated Press – 7/30/2021

Louisiana could receive billions from new federal infrastructure agreement

The Center Square – 7/29/2021

Maine

Inflation stalls Maine infrastructure projects including new ferry for Peaks Island

Central Maine - 7/30/2021

Maryland

Demolition of old Baltimore jail is nearly complete. The state is now planning what will come next.

Baltimore Sun - 8/3/2021

Six years after it was scrapped, Baltimores Red Line given flicker of hope in federal infrastructure bill

Baltimore Sun - 8/2/2021

Massachusetts

Possible ballot questions range from permitting happy hour in Massachusetts to legalizing sale of fireworks

The Republican - MassLive.com - 8/5/2021

Watchdogs blast Massachusetts millionaire tax proposal as state 'awash' in excess tax revenues

Boston Herald - 8/5/2021

Gov. Baker signs bill creating state hate crimes task force

Associated Press – 8/4/2021

Advocacy groups call on Mass. Legislature to extend eviction moratorium

Boston Herald - 7/30/2021

Hazard pay for Massachusetts front-line employees pitched

Boston Herald - 7/29/2021

Michigan

Will masks be a mandatory part of back-to-school gear in Michigan this year?

Detroit News - 8/5/2021

Whitmer drops cap on legal fees for Snyder, others charged with Flint water crimes

Mlive.com - 8/3/2021

How to apply for COVID rental assistant in Michigan

Detroit News - 7/30/2021

Whitmer offers $10M in emergency aid for June 25-26 flooding victims

Detroit News - 7/29/2021

Michigan Supreme court sides with state on local government, school funding

Mlive.com - 7/29/2021

Minnesota

Minnesota drought spurs a push for financial help from state Legislature

Grand Forks Herald – 8/4/2021

Minnesota to offer $100 incentive for residents to get vaccinated

KEYC – 7/29/2021

Panel weighs COVID bonuses for Minnesota’s frontline workers

Associated Press – 7/29/2021

Mississippi

Mississippi closer to takeover of Holmes County schools

The Sun Herald - 8/4/2021

Delta surge: Mississippi 'at a breaking point' Delta surge: Mississippi 'at a breaking point'

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 8/4/2021

Report: Mississippi Medicaid may be paying out millions to ineligible people

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 8/2/2021

Mississippi auditor: Let Medicaid verify income tax info

Associated Press – 8/2/2021

Unvaccinated continue to ramp up COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations in Mississippi

Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 7/30/2021

Missouri

Missouri officials reject appeal of massive prison health care contract

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 8/3/2021

Group pulls plug on attempt to overturn Missouri gas tax increase

Columbia Missourian - 8/2/2021

Montana

Montana Gov. Gianforte allocates more than $32 million in federal aid for school virus testing

The Hill – 8/4/2021

More Montana National Guard soldiers to help with wildfires

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 8/3/2021

Workforce shortage wreaks havoc on Montana's behavioral health providers

Billings Gazette - 8/1/2021

Smaller infrastructure bill still favors Montana, Tester says

Billings Gazette - 7/30/2021

Nebraska

Ricketts would fight federal attempts to direct Nebraska's COVID response

Omaha World-Herald - 8/5/2021

125 Nebraska groups apply for nearly $335 million to help fund pandemic-delayed projects

Lincoln Journal Star - 7/31/2021

Nevada

Governor s emergency directive directed at schools mitigation strategies

Las vegas review journal - 8/4/2021

Clark County marijuana fees to rectify injustices

Las vegas review journal - 8/4/2021

Money for fighting wildfires, recycling water in Senate infrastructure bill

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 8/3/2021

Nevada casinos see robust June ahead of mask rules return

Las Vegas Sun - 7/29/2021

New Hampshire

State police body cam contract is approved

Concord Monitor - 8/4/2021

Federal aid for N.H. flood damage many months away

Manchester Union Leader - 8/4/2021

State seeks Medicaid waiver for mental health

Manchester Union Leader - 8/3/2021

Lawmakers approve plan to act on affordable housing goals

Manchester Union Leader - 8/3/2021

Plan to expand mental health capacity to treat seniors

Manchester Union Leader - 8/2/2021

NH venues receive $24 million in federal relief

Manchester Union Leader - 8/1/2021

New Jersey

N.J. gets $12B from infrastructure bill, White House says. Heres how it would be spent.

Jersey City Journal - 8/5/2021

How NJ's new eviction and foreclosure moratoriums work news

North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - 8/4/2021

11% of highway drivers dont use E-ZPass. State is spending $500K in ads to change that.

Jersey City Journal - 8/3/2021

New Amtrak routes could be added in N.J. and the Lehigh Valley under infrastructure bill

Jersey City Journal - 8/3/2021

NJ agency overseeing COVID relief lacked anti-fraud measures, suit says news

Asbury Park Press - 8/2/2021

New Mexico

State to offer extra pay to chile workers

ABQJournal Online - 8/5/2021

University of New Mexico to require COVID-19 vaccinations

Santa Fe New Mexican - 8/4/2021

New Mexico sets rules to launch pandemic debt collection

Associated Press – 8/3/2021

Santa Fe Public Schools will require masks indoors for all students, staff

Santa Fe New Mexican - 8/2/2021

New Mexico lawmakers hear from public safety officials on potential cannabis issues

Santa Fe New Mexican - 7/29/2021

State, local rules in New Mexico to keep stressed renters in homes

Santa Fe New Mexican - 7/29/2021

New York

The unprecedented level of unemployment claims sparked by the pandemic meant that NY had to borrow federal funds. Now it's being paid back through higher rates.

Albany Times-Union - 8/4/2021

NYC to require vaccination for indoor activities, mayor says

NewsDay.com - 8/3/2021

NY eviction moratorium remains in place, even as federal ban expires news

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - 7/29/2021

North Carolina

NC House budget writers start unveiling spending proposals

Associated Press – 8/5/2021

Millions in NC rental aid sitting unspent as eviction moratorium ends

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/4/2021

Sports wagering slated for N. Carolina Senate panel debate

Associated Press – 8/4/2021

North Carolina experts worry as schools don't require masks

Associated Press – 8/4/2021

NC flocked to the lottery during pandemic, raising a record $936 million for schools

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/2/2021

NC Central joins ranks of schools using COVID relief funds to pay off student debt

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/1/2021

North Dakota

State awards $5.8 million in Outdoor Heritage Fund grants

Bismarck Tribune - 8/2/2021

North Dakota will start to open the black box on prescription drug prices with new transparency law

Grand Forks Herald - 7/31/2021

Drought continues to deepen in North Dakota; state officials enhance aid programs

Bismarck Tribune - 7/29/2021

Ohio

Most of Ohio will be covered by eviction moratorium extension, but Republicans question its legality

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 8/4/2021

Ohio public works projects will get big money if the infrastructure bill passes, says Sen. Rob Portman

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 8/3/2021

Ohio officials say they're focused on vaccinations, not masking Ohio officials say they're focused on vaccinations, not masking

Columbus Dispatch - 8/3/2021

Ohio Hospital Association recommending all medical centers require coronavirus vaccines of employees

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 8/3/2021

Voter initiative seeks to legalize recreational marijuana

Toledo Blade - 8/1/2021

Plan would replace all lead water lines; Ohio doesn't know how many exist

Columbus Dispatch - 7/30/2021

Oklahoma

More than 150,000 more Oklahomans now qualified for Medicaid

Associated Press – 8/3/2021

Oklahoma revenue exceeds estimate, leads to $282M surplus

Associated Press – 7/29/2021

Oregon

Oregon Treasury wades into discussions over PERS investment in controversial spyware company

Oregon Live - 8/4/2021

Oregon health care workers must get COVID-19 shots or submit to weekly testing, governor says

Oregon Live - 8/4/2021

Agencies say Oregons faulty software is slowing rent assistance, putting renters at risk of eviction

Oregon Live - 8/4/2021

3,500 state workers made more than Gov. Kate Brown; search names, job titles here

Oregon Live - 8/2/2021

Backlog of aid slows Oregon eviction response

Associated Press – 7/31/2021

Pennsylvania

Feds OK Pennsylvanias plans for $1.6 billion in federal COVID relief funds for schools

Allentown Morning Call - 8/5/2021

Pa. Supreme Court gives Bucks County OK to delay eviction cases while tenants wait for rental relief; other counties could do the same

Allentown Morning Call - 8/3/2021

To mask or not: School districts debate health, safety plans for year ahead

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 8/1/2021

Tracking Pa.'s pandemic spending, by the numbers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 7/30/2021

Gov. Tom Wolf releases plan for Pennsylvanias 121 state parks, calls for fixing inaccuracies of cultural stories, demolishing buildings of no historical value

Allentown Morning Call - 7/30/2021

Racism in road projects PennDOT looking at how highways have harmed neighborhoods of color

Allentown Morning Call - 7/30/2021

Pennsylvania transportation panel advancing a $15.6B package with vehicle-miles-traveled fee

Allentown Morning Call - 7/29/2021

Rhode Island

Marathon work shifts — and massive overtime payments — soar at R.I. state prison

Boston Globe – 8/5/2021

RI misses mark for contracting with women- and minority-owned firms News

Providence Journal - 7/30/2021

South Carolina

COVID policies leave SC school districts on shaky ground

GoUpstate.com - 8/5/2021

Lawmakers concerned about how local towns will use recovery funds South Carolina

Greenville Online - 8/4/2021

SC senators decline to pressure McMaster to make $435M immediately available to towns

Charleston Post & Courier - 8/3/2021

SC attorney general says USC cant require masks

GoUpstate.com - 8/3/2021

Record back-to-school spending projected as SC shoppers get ready for tax-free weekend

Charleston Post & Courier - 8/3/2021

SC senators hear rules on spending $2.5B in federal relief

Associated Press – 8/3/2021

McMaster sued after turning down federal unemployment aid

Associated Press – 7/29/2021

SC school officials say they won't mandate masks despite CDC advice: 'Our hands are tied'

Charleston Post & Courier - 7/29/2021

South Dakota

South Dakotans dealing with poor air quality from wildfires

Rapid City Journal - 7/30/2021

Gov. Noem bans federal grants for Critical Race Theory

Rapid City Journal - 7/29/2021

Noem bars S. Dakota from applying for federal history grants

Associated Press – 7/29/2021

Education department drops report on COVID-19's impact in SD schools

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 7/29/2021

South Dakota governor lifts mask requirement in prisons

Rapid City Journal - 7/29/2021

Tennessee

Tennessee could withhold millions from schools found to violate guidelines on teaching critical race theory

Washington Post – 8/5/2021

Comptroller audit shows state nutrition program still dogged by fraud

The Tennessean - 8/4/2021

Tennessee won't incentivize Covid shots — but pays to vax cows

Associated Press – 8/3/2021

House Speaker threatens legislative action if schools mandate masks, close

The Tennessean - 8/2/2021

Children in state custody forced to sleep at state office building

The Tennessean - 8/2/2021

Tennessee releases guidance for schools navigating new CRT law

The Tennessean - 8/2/2021

Texas

Its tax-free weekend in Texas for school supplies, clothes, shoes, backpacks and yes, masks

Dallas Morning News - 8/4/2021

Billions are flowing to Texas schools for pandemic recovery. Heres how theyll spend it.

Dallas Morning News - 8/4/2021

Voting rights advocates wrap up four-day march Saturday with rally at Texas Capitol

Dallas Morning News - 7/30/2021

'Beyond reckless': Abbott faces backlash for executive order clarifying stance on masks

My San Antonio.com - 7/30/2021

Texas voting standoff jeopardizes pay for up to 2K workers

Houston Chronicle - 7/29/2021

Utah

Alcohol sales in Utah continues to break records

Salt Lake Tribune - 8/2/2021

EXPLAINER: Utah has $150M for rent help, but market tight

Daily Herald - 7/30/2021

Vermont

With federal dollars flooding the state, Vermont s coffers grow flush

VT Digger.org - 8/2/2021

County-level ARPA money freed up for local governments, Vermont delegation announces

VT Digger.org - 8/2/2021

Virginia

Virginia House, Senate pass Democratic spending plan

Associated Press – 8/5/2021

House passes governors coronavirus relief spending bill, but future in Senate is less clear

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 8/4/2021

Virginia House strikes down Republican budget amendments

The Center Square – 8/3/2021

Virginia lawmakers convene in person for special session

Associated Press – 8/2/2021

Va. General Assembly convening at Capitol for first time since pandemic started

Washington Post – 8/1/2021

The General Assembly convenes for a special session Monday. Heres what to expect.

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 8/1/2021

Amid State Hospital Closures, a Federal Funding Plan to Shore Up Mental Health Staffing

Route Fifty – 7/30/2021

Northam budget plan calls for $111M in college financial aid

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 7/29/2021

Washington

Heres how much Washington will get for roads, bridges and more from Biden infrastructure deal

Tacoma News Tribune - 8/5/2021

Why building rail transit in U.S., Seattle costs so much and takes so long

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 8/4/2021

With federal eviction moratorium lifted, Washington tenants, landlords relying on state's 'bridge' program

Spokane Spokesman-Review - 8/2/2021

Confused about the eviction moratorium expiring? Heres where Washington renters stand

Olympian - 8/1/2021

West Virginia

WV leaders excited for infrastructure support in $1T federal package

Charleston Gazette - 8/3/2021

With bar set low, comparatively weak July tax collections top estimates by $28 million

Charleston Gazette - 8/2/2021

WV, Va. environmental regulators granted more Mountain Valley Pipeline water permit review time

Charleston Gazette - 7/30/2021

Wisconsin

Gov. Evers introduces new bills to reduce cost of prescription drugs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 8/5/2021

State employees required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, starting Thursday

Lacrosse Tribune - 8/4/2021

Tony Evers allocates an additional $10 million in federal funding to state's tourism industry

Lacrosse Tribune - 8/3/2021

Republican-led committee votes to block UW campuses' COVID-19 requirements; UW-Madison immediately issues mask mandate

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – 8/3/2021

State agencies plan efforts to keep water quality issues at forefront

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 8/2/2021

Only 1 in 3 Wisconsin restaurant applicants got COVID relief grant, leaving room for worry

Lacrosse Tribune - 7/31/2021

Kids are starting their third Covid school year. Here's what to know.

WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison - 7/31/2021

Massive government spending hasn't solved the rural internet problem

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 7/30/2021

Wyoming

Preliminary signature gathering process begins for 2022 marijuana ballot initiatives

Casper Star-Tribune - 8/4/2021

Governor says no mask mandate for K-12 schools

Casper Star-Tribune - 8/4/2021

UW eyes federal relief funds to ease reorganization

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 8/4/2021

2021 finally brings short uptick for thermal coal

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 8/3/2021

Wyoming vies for federal money to launch teletherapy program in select school districts

Casper Star-Tribune - 7/30/2021