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Week of August 9, 2021 - Press Clips

By Brian Sigritz posted 08-12-2021 11:02 AM



Governments Doling Out Bonuses for Public Employees, 'Gratitude Grants' for Grocery Workers

Route Fifty - 8/11/2021

Challenges Ahead for $3.5T Budget Bill After Senate Approval

Route Fifty – 8/11/2021

State Higher Ed Funding Looks Positive

Inside Higher Ed – 8/10/2021

Senate passes $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill in major victory for Biden

The Hill – 8/10/2021

Shrinking Rural America Faces State Power Struggle

Stateline – 8/10/2021

Cities Can Leverage Greater EV Adoption With Their Fleets

Governing – 8/10/2021

White House escalates battle with Republican governors over masking in schools

Yahoo! News - 8/10/2021

Senate Democrats Release $3.5T Budget Framework with Affordable Housing, Climate Funding

Route Fifty - 8/9/2021

Federal judge suggests 'gamesmanship' at play in Biden administration eviction freeze

The Hill - 8/9/2021

What's in the Senate reconciliation package

CNN - 8/9/2021

Democrats prepare plan to pass 'SALT cap relief' tax break for wealthy

Washington Examiner - 8/9/2021

The U.S. Attracts Fewer International Students, Loses Billions In Revenue. Here's Why

(NPR) National Public Radio - 8/9/2021

These State Workers Risk Getting Fired If They Refuse a Covid Vaccine

Route Fifty – 8/9/2021

Why Cities Haven't Prevented Building Disasters

Route Fifty – 8/9/2021

Laws for Prescription Drug Brokers Could Soon Have Teeth

Stateline – 8/9/2021

Governments Sinking Millions Into Training Unemployed Residents for High-paying Jobs

Route Fifty - 8/7/2021

Public and Private Sector Jobs Are Increasing Despite Covid Surge

Route Fifty - 8/7/2021

Where theres smoke, theres fire “ and political unity

Christian Science Monitor - 8/6/2021

What Is in the New Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill?

Governing – 8/6/2021

Will Massive Federal Outlays Finally Close Digital Divide?

State Net Capitol Journal – 8/6/2021

As States Weigh Employee Vaccine Mandates, Feds Struggle With Mass Testing for Unvaccinated

Route Fifty – 8/5/2021

Lack of Time Off Worsens Mental Health Problems for Public Health Workers

Route Fifty – 8/5/2021

Biden administration considers withholding funds and other measures to spur vaccinations

Washington Post - 8/5/2021

Some school districts defy U.S. governors on mask rules.

The New York Times - 8/5/2021

Millions will lose pandemic unemployment in September, if they haven't already

CNBC - 8/5/2021


Were Alabama taxpayers kept in the dark about millions in industrial incentives?

AL.com - 8/11/2021

Growing demand, industry support lead to state investment in electric vehicle chargers

Alabama Daily News – 8/9/2021


Judge rules Alaskas subsidy for rural electricity should be funded

Alaska Dispatch News - 8/11/2021

Heres how the Senate infrastructure bill would benefit Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News - 8/10/2021

With power subsidy in court, rural Alaskans anxiously await a steep rise in electricity costs

Alaska Dispatch News - 8/8/2021

Governor considers ad campaign on plan to constitutionally protect the PFD

Fairbanks News-Miner - 8/6/2021


University of Arizona joins ASU, NAU in campus mask requirement

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 8/11/2021

Court delays decision on Arizona tax cut petitions

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 8/9/2021

Arizona governor: Schools' mask mandates forcing students to violate state law

Tucson Arizona Daily Star - 8/5/2021


Pandemics toll on Arkansas child welfare system, explained

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/11/2021

Governor hiring own lawyer in challenge of mask-rule ban

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/11/2021

Foster child population rising, swamping caseworkers, state records show

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/8/2021

Agency's aid funds petition gets nod

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/7/2021

Governor requests $200 million for increased hospital space, staffing

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/6/2021

$250M to help care facilities gets go-ahead

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 8/6/2021


California becomes first state to require coronavirus vaccine or testing for teachers and school staff

Washington Post – 8/11/2021

Senate approves Bidens bipartisan infrastructure bill with funds for California

Los Angeles Times - 8/10/2021

Is California's 'Hydrogen Highway' a road to nowhere?

Los Angeles Times - 8/10/2021

Landlords push to end California eviction ban

San Jose Mercury News - 8/6/2021

High school students, unhappy with pandemic-affected grades, have a few days to change them

San Diego Union-Tribune - 8/5/2021

State Provides Funding For Edd To Expand, Reform Language Service Options

SFGate - 8/5/2021


Feds to send quick $12M for I-70 fixes in Glenwood Canyon

Denver Post - 8/10/2021

What Congress giant infrastructure bill means for Colorado

Denver Post - 8/10/2021

Lost Hikers Rely on Unpaid Rescuers. Colorado Could Change That.

Stateline – 8/6/2021

Marijuana Tax Revenue Funds Over $2M in Scholarships for Colorado Students

Newsweek – 8/5/2021


Connecticut community colleges to issue relief payments

New Haven Register - 8/10/2021

Connecticut likely to reap billions from infrastructure bill

Danbury News-Times - 8/10/2021

State will offer weekly coronavirus testing to Connecticut elementary schools in effort to catch COVID-19 cases early, reduce quarantines

Hartford Courant - 8/10/2021

As deadline looms, some CT police still dont have body cams

New Haven Register - 8/6/2021


Apples and oranges? Comparing Delaware statewide school test results is a challenge in a pandemic year

WHYY – 8/12/2021

Federal infrastructure bill bolsters state lawmakers' goals

Delaware Public Media – 8/11/2021


Florida could get billions for infrastructure; heres where it could go

Orlando Sentinel - 8/11/2021

Federal judge clears way for challenge to Floridas protest law

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 8/11/2021

FSU offering incentives for students to get vaccinated

Tallahassee Democrat - 8/11/2021

Oversight board questions purpose of plan to digitize mail to Florida prisons

Orlando Sentinel - 8/11/2021

DeSantis says he doubts reports of Florida ventilators request

The Hill – 8/11/2021

Biden pushing to support Florida schools amid DeSantis mask dispute

The Hill – 8/10/2021

Judge to weigh challenge to DeSantis mask order

Tallahassee Democrat - 8/10/2021

DeSantis takes heat from defiant educators, White House over ban on school mask mandates

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 8/10/2021

School officials could face financial penalties for mask mandates, DeSantis admin says

Tampa Bay Times - 8/9/2021

Florida wont appeal block of John Morgan law; 2022 drives have already piled up cash

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 8/9/2021

Florida okays school vouchers for COVID-19 harassment

Tampa Bay Times - 8/6/2021

Florida gambling deal with Seminole sports betting passes federal review

Orlando Sentinel - 8/6/2021

Federal judge seems skeptical of Florida vaccine passport law

Orlando Sentinel - 8/6/2021

Florida's second summer of COVID proves harder for local responses state

Palm Beach Post - 8/5/2021

Florida students who oppose wearing masks could get private school vouchers

Orlando Sentinel - 8/5/2021


State lawmakers barred from touring Arrendale prison

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/11/2021

Secrecy and protests surround Georgia medical marijuana companies

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/9/2021

Emergency Rental Assistance slowly making its way to Athens tenants

Athens Banner-Herald - 8/9/2021

Georgia revenue grows little in July, but its not a sign of economic slowdown

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/6/2021

Capitol Recap: Georgia governor tells agencies to hold line on spending

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/6/2021

Critics blast prison conditions, staffing levels and care

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/6/2021

Poll says Georgians prefer COVID relief be spent on economic assistance, health care

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/5/2021


Hawaii reinstating COVID-19 restrictions

The Hill – 8/11/2021

Officials seek funds to manage land, curb wildfires

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/10/2021

Unvaccinated Hawaii employees could face steep costs for COVID-19 testing, treatment

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/8/2021

Hawaii state and county workers not vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo weekly testing

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/6/2021


Idaho Speaker of the House on legislature's return before the end of 2021

KTVB – 8/5/2021


State announces $250 million Back to Business grant program

Springfield State Journal-Register - 8/12/2021

Hoping to stave off evictions, state to offer $60 million as additional safety net, another layer to keep people in their homes

Chicago Sun-Times - 8/9/2021

How will Pritzker's mask mandate be enforced? State, educators say they've got it covered

Illinois Daily Herald - 8/7/2021

Pritzker urges lawmakers to act on energy bill

Capitol News Illinois – 8/6/2021

Illinois colleges, universities required to stock menstrual products

Springfield State Journal-Register - 8/5/2021


Indiana tax revenue continues soaring above expectations

The Times – 8/10/2021

Broadband expansion hailed as 'transformative'

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

Indiana construction projects boom thanks to new budget plan

Associated Press – 8/7/2021

Infrastructure proposal includes billions for Indiana

Northwest Indiana Times (nwitimes.com) - 8/5/2021


Medical pros, parents call on Iowa Gov. Reynolds to allow schools to require face masks

Quad-City Times - 8/11/2021

Sports betting in Iowa slumps in July Rebound expected with the return of football

Quad-City Times - 8/6/2021

As traffic on Iowa roads increases, DOT sees positive revenue trend

Sioux City Journal - 8/5/2021

Backlog of Iowa renters waiting on rent, utility aid cleared, state reports

Des Moines Register - 8/5/2021

A $1M Project to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving

Route Fifty – 8/5/2021


KDHE to offer COVID-19 testing and vaccine to travelers at turnpike service areas

Lawrence Journal-World - 8/11/2021

Kansas to implement new policies for mental health institutions after threat of lawsuit

Kansas City Star – 8/11/2021

A small Kansas town wants to take on Netflix and Hulu. Can it win?

Topeka Capital-Journal - 8/9/2021

KU receives $500,000 grant to start Wyandotte County program serving first generation college students, others

Lawrence Journal-World - 8/6/2021

University of Kansas, Washburn call for masks indoors ahead of fall semester

Topeka Capital-Journal - 8/6/2021

Kansas Labor Department gets $11 million for surge staffing assistance

Topeka Capital-Journal - 8/5/2021


Kentucky already has a teacher shortage, but consistently low pay could be making it worse

WHAS – 8/12/2021

Kentucky opens fiscal year with strong revenue collections

Associated Press – 8/11/2021

Here's what Kentucky would get from the Senate infrastructure package politics

Louisville Courier-Journal - 8/10/2021


Louisiana schools chief outlines priorities for pandemic aid

Associated Press – 8/11/2021

Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill: Here's what's in it for Louisiana

Lafayette Daily Advertiser – 8/10/2021

Edwards emphasizes mask mandate for K-12 students

The Center Square – 8/6/2021


Maines new broadband agency gearing up to manage flood of federal cash

Central Maine - 8/11/2021

New bipartisan infrastructure bill expected to bring another $2B to Maine

Bangor Daily News - 8/9/2021


Whats in the Senates infrastructure bill for Maryland? Roads, bridges and funding for the Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore Sun - 8/11/2021

Maryland board approves first contract to design toll lanes for Beltway, I-270

Washington Post – 8/11/2021

Maryland employee pension fund reports record earnings

Baltimore Sun - 8/10/2021


Tax Free weekend spurs demand

The Republican - MassLive.com - 8/12/2021

Despite rise in COVID delta variant, confidence among Massachusetts employers is back to pre-pandemic levels

The Republican - MassLive.com - 8/10/2021

Massachusetts Public Sector Workers Face Vaccine Mandates

Eagle Tribune – 8/9/2021

Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka calls on Gov. Charlie Baker to mandate masks in schools this fall

The Republican - MassLive.com - 8/6/2021

Nonprofits slam Legislature for delaying tax breaks for charitable donations

Boston Herald - 8/6/2021


Whitmers fix the damn roads message goes national in support of Biden infrastructure bill

Mlive.com - 8/11/2021

Michigan Democrats promote climate resilience plan in wake of flooding

Detroit News - 8/10/2021

Michigan poised to get over $8B from Senate's bipartisan infrastructure bill

Detroit News - 8/9/2021


Walz: state employees must be vaccinated or tested weekly

The Center Square – 8/11/2021

Minnesota Highway 36 streamlining in northeast metro spurs development, concerns from some businesses

TwinCities.com - 8/11/2021

Minnesota lawmakers look to create more affordable housing

The Center Square – 8/10/2021

Minnesota businesses got $17 billion in federal aid. Where did it go?

TwinCities.com - 8/8/2021


Parson vows to follow the law, allow Missourians newly eligible for Medicaid to enroll

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 8/11/2021

Enrollment for expanded Missouri Medicaid must begin with no further delay, judge rules

Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com - 8/11/2021

After nixing plan to give Missouri state workers bonuses, Parson says alternative plan still in the works

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 8/9/2021

Time to get going on Medicaid expansion, attorney says as Missouri asks for two months

Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com - 8/8/2021


Democrats oppose changes to Medicaid expansion eligibility

Missoula Missoulian - 8/11/2021

State fire costs estimated at $28.6 million so far

Billings Gazette - 8/11/2021

Montana officials order all state employees back to work, effective Sept. 7

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 8/10/2021

Montana's return-to-work bonuses slow to reach workers

Missoula Missoulian - 8/9/2021

Mid-year report shows boom in MT state park visitors

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 8/6/2021

Montana State University recommends indoor mask use on campus

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 8/5/2021

Big infrastructure bill promises billions to Montana projects

Missoula Missoulian - 8/5/2021


Petition effort launched in Nebraska to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026

Omaha World-Herald - 8/9/2021

Ricketts eases restrictions on fuel haulers to prevent gas outages in Nebraska

Omaha World-Herald - 8/8/2021

Nebraska could get $2.5B from bipartisan infrastructure bill

Lincoln Journal Star - 8/6/2021


Days left for Nevadans to get health care plan with added subsidies

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 8/11/2021

Infrastructure bill: Nevada to get at least $3 billion

Reno Gazette-Journal - 8/10/2021

New Hampshire

Sununu signs new laws ranging from religion to environment

Nashua Telegraph - 8/12/2021

Bipartisan infrastructure bill that NH senators helped negotiate clears Senate

Manchester Union Leader - 8/10/2021

Senate committee OKs bill that includes grants for border region projects

Manchester Union Leader - 8/9/2021

New Jersey

Here's how NJ shelters are preparing for end of state's eviction ban

Asbury Park Press - 8/12/2021

Feds OK N.J.s plan to use $923M in COVID aid for school programs

Jersey City Journal - 8/12/2021

Your property tax break could come back under $3.5T spending bill pushed by Senate Dems

Jersey City Journal - 8/10/2021

N.J. school mask opponents ‘willing to sacrifice our kids for politics.’ Gov. Murphy fires back at anti-mask protesters.

NJ.com – 8/10/2021

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

Jersey City Journal - 8/5/2021

New Mexico

Governor, lawmakers call for businesses to implement vaccination policies

KOB – 8/6/2021

New York

In one-on-one interview, 'energized' Hochul says she's 'prepared' to take reins

Buffalo News - 8/11/2021

Expansion of state historic tax credit could aid smaller rehab projects

Buffalo News - 8/11/2021

Q&A: How will the transition to Hochul administration work?

Buffalo News - 8/11/2021

6 challenges Kathy Hochul will face immediately as governor

Buffalo News - 8/10/2021

Advocates urge Gov. Cuomo to sign bill to hike funding for special ed preschools, private schools

New York Daily News - 8/8/2021

New York lawmakers eye extending states COVID eviction moratorium

New York Daily News - 8/6/2021

Schools poised to receive final portion of $3B in federal aid

Albany Times-Union - 8/6/2021

North Carolina

NC House OKs budget with 5.5% raises for teachers, billions in other spending

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/12/2021

NC House gives initial approval to budget bill

Associated Press – 8/11/2021

Court order splits House over N. Carolina education spending

Associated Press – 8/10/2021

Tax cuts, plus raises for teachers and state employees are in NC House budget proposal

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/10/2021

North Carolina sports gambling bill clears another committee

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/10/2021

GOP plan would delay social studies standards, lets parents challenge unfit material

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/9/2021

NC House Budget Spends More on Construction, Pay Than Senate

Associated Press – 8/9/2021

NC officials: Gov't surplus became even larger than planned

Associated Press – 8/8/2021

Billions from infrastructure bill could go to NC, estimates show. Heres a breakdown.

Raleigh News & Observer - 8/6/2021

North Dakota

$1T infrastructure plan passed by Senate would bring billions to North Dakota

Bismarck Tribune - 8/10/2021

North Dakota expecting $10M through settlement for largest spill in state hi

Bismarck Tribune - 8/6/2021

One day after oil and gas royalty law takes effect, North Dakota calls rule unconstitutional

Grand Forks Herald - 8/6/2021


Nearly 900 state employees took $100 vaccine incentive, data shows

Toledo Blade - 8/11/2021

Feds take away Ohio's proposed Medicaid work requirement

Columbus Dispatch - 8/11/2021

Dayton Government Can’t Fill Jobs That Paid $100K Last Year

Dayton Daily News – 8/9/2021

One State’s Covid-19 Vaccine Lottery Prompted More Than 100,000 People To Get Vaccinated

Route Fifty – 8/9/2021

Ohio officials kick off redistricting process, plan statewide meetings for input on new political maps

Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com - 8/6/2021

Two Ohios: DeWine says state is divided between vaxxed and unprotected Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:01pm Liz Skalka

Toledo Blade - 8/6/2021


Oklahoma judge orders state to resume federal unemployment benefits

The Hill – 8/8/2021


Oregon to resume statewide indoor mask mandate as COVID hospitalizations break records

Oregonian – 8/10/2021

Overtime cost Oregon employment department more than $4 million in 2020

The Center Square – 8/7/2021


Pa. Senate to put expenses online for the public to see how senators are spending money

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 8/11/2021

Pa. is trying county fairs, text messages, and door-knocking to raise the vaccination rate. Success is slow coming.

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 8/10/2021

Pa.'s transportation funding pitch faces a rough road

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 8/8/2021

Rhode Island

RI doula bill signed into law

Providence Journal - 8/11/2021

RI would get more than $2B from infrastructure package

Providence Journal - 8/5/2021

South Carolina

SC AG Wilson: Law bars citys school mask order

Greenville Online - 8/11/2021

McMaster recommends vaccination, says masks not necessary in schools

GoUpstate.com - 8/11/2021

McMaster continues to oppose mask mandates, other restrictions as COVID cases rise in SC

Charleston Post & Courier - 8/9/2021

Gov. McMaster: Columbia mask mandate violation of SC law

GoUpstate.com - 8/6/2021

SC Tax-Free Weekend is happening this weekend

GoUpstate.com - 8/6/2021

South Dakota

State considers social studies changes by way of public input

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - 8/11/2021

State has dispersed 3.5% of $362 million for housing assistance

Rapid City Journal - 8/10/2021

State purchases $4.5 million turboprop for Gov. Noem

Rapid City Journal - 8/5/2021

Board of Regents directs colleges to implement Opportunity Centers

Rapid City Journal - 8/5/2021


Tennessee: 2020 tourism decline not as bad as nation's rate

Chattanooga Times Free Press - 8/11/2021

See how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is expected to impact Tennessee

The Tennessean - 8/11/2021

TSU to forgive debt for returning students to help lift COVID burdens

The Tennessean - 8/5/2021


Texas has millions in COVID-19 rent relief. Heres how Dallas renters and landlords can get it

Dallas Morning News - 8/11/2021

Texas Senate committee advances virtual learning bill to expand online classes

Dallas Morning News - 8/10/2021

Texas Gov. Abbott seeks out-of-state help against COVID-19

Associated Press – 8/10/2021

Texas voters to decide on transportation bonds

Land Line – 8/9/2021

Abbott: Next special legislative session will start Saturday

My San Antonio.com - 8/6/2021


Gas Tax Isn’t Cutting It, So Lawmakers Say Utah Needs To Change How It Pays For Roads And Highways

KUER – 8/11/2021

Utah restaurants, bars are still on life support. Heres what they need to survive.

Salt Lake Tribune - 8/7/2021


The end of Vermont's eviction moratorium spells gloom for tenants news

Burlington Free Press - 8/11/2021

Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Leahy and Sanders voting yes

VT Digger.org - 8/11/2021

Vermont is swimming in cash. Public sector unions say their ailing pensions should benefit.

VT Digger.org - 8/5/2021


Lawmakers recess special session after electing eight judges to Court of Appeals and some to lower courts

Richmond.com - 8/11/2021

Assembly adopts budget to spend $3.4 billion in federal aid, hold back more than $1 billion

Richmond.com - 8/10/2021

General Assembly approves compromise spending bill with more money for law enforcement

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com - 8/9/2021

Virginia lawmakers approve budget for spending federal funds from American Rescue Plan

WSET – 8/9/2021

Virginia lawmakers strike deal on spending COVID-19 funds

Associated Press – 8/6/2021

Gov. Northam says state employees must be vaccinated or tested weekly

WHSV – 8/5/2021


Washington State Transportation Commission approves 2.5% ferry fare increases beginning this fall

seattlepi.com - 8/10/2021

Washington state employees, health care workers must be vaccinated against COVID

Seattle Times – 8/9/2021

West Virginia

Colorado energy transition plan takes center stage at West Virginia climate webinar

Charleston Gazette - 8/12/2021

Gov. Justice | “The Delta variant is here. Get vaccinated”

WSAZ – 8/11/2021

WV environmentalists condemn Gov. Justice for fossil fuel-favoring energy appointments following sobering climate change report

Charleston Gazette - 8/10/2021

Group that attempted to start WV's first public charter sees path forward

Charleston Gazette - 8/9/2021

Too late to stop delta variant surge, WV officials say

Charleston Gazette - 8/7/2021

3 WV higher ed institutions share $516K in COVID-19 funding

Charleston Gazette - 8/5/2021


One State to Spend $130M in Federal Funds to Tackle ‘Systemic Barriers’ to Employment

Route Fifty – 8/10/2021

Democrats head to Illinois dispensary to pitch legalized weed in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 8/10/2021

Gov. Tony Evers vetoes Republican bills that would place new restrictions on voting

Lacrosse Tribune - 8/10/2021

State projects $1.7 billion surplus at end of current budget cycle

Lacrosse Tribune - 8/9/2021

Evers signs bill requiring officers to report excessive force

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 8/6/2021

Tony Evers vetoes bill that would have penalized cities, counties that defund police departments

Lacrosse Tribune - 8/6/2021

State offers businesses thousands to fill vacant commercial properties

WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison - 8/6/2021

DOJ wraps up $100 million school security grant program

WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison - 8/5/2021

White House: Infrastructure bill would provide billions for Wisconsin roads, bridges

Lacrosse Tribune - 8/5/2021


Wyoming unprepared to grab federal coal community lifeline, experts say

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 8/8/2021

Most Wyoming counties included in eviction moratorium extension

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - 8/6/2021