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July 01, 2020
Puerto Rico board approves $10B budget as resignations loom
Puerto Rico awoke to a new budget approved early Wednesday that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for ...
June 25, 2020
Report: State, local aid needed to avert 4 million layoffs
A new private sector report is warning anew of continuing damage to the economy if Washington doesn’t deliver several hundred ...
May 31, 2020
While asking for more, states are slow to spend virus aid
Many states have yet to spend the federal funding they received more than a month ago to help with soaring costs related to ...
May 30, 2020
Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis
It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175 instructional days, ...
May 29, 2020
Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting
The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal ...
May 16, 2020
Will Congress help California? Governor's budget banks on it
Gov. Gavin Newsom may call California a nation state, but he's hanging his hopes for avoiding drastic state budget cuts ...
May 14, 2020
Pandemic wrecks many state budgets, could trigger deep cuts
As the nation enters a third month of economic devastation, the coronavirus is proving ruinous to state budgets, forcing many ...
May 07, 2020
California doom: Staggering $54 billion budget deficit looms
California will have a budget shortfall of $54.3 billion because of the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus, Gov.
May 05, 2020
California sues Uber, Lyft over alleged labor law violations
California sued ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft on Tuesday, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent ...
May 01, 2020
Pelosi: States, cities seek $1T to avoid layoffs from virus
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that state and local governments are seeking up to $1 trillion for coronavirus ...
April 25, 2020
New York's virus death toll falls to lowest level in weeks
New York's daily coronavirus death toll dropped slightly, state leaders braced for a $13.3 billion budget hit, and residents ...
April 24, 2020
Virus pits health vs. public duty for some state lawmakers
Kentucky Sen. Gerald Neal had a big decision to make as the legislature gathered at the state Capitol for some important ...
April 05, 2020
In years before outbreak, investment in public health fell
In the decade before Michigan and its largest city became the latest hot spot for the deadly coronavirus, officials were ...
April 03, 2020
Record jobless claims but Dems, GOP divide over rescue bill
Fresh data on Thursday that detailed a record avalanche of unemployment claims offered no signs of easing the rift between ...
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets
The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them millions to try to contain the ...
March 18, 2020
Nevada governor shutters gambling, dining to halt virus
Gambling will grind to a halt by Wednesday in casino-mecca Las Vegas, a city known for glitzy and sometimes reckless fun, as ...
March 15, 2020
States turn to cash reserves as coronavirus strains budgets
States across the U.S. are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to respond to the coronavirus, even as the U.S.
March 12, 2020
Coronavirus concerns disrupt work at US state capitols
Mounting concerns about the coronarvirus spread to state capitols across the country Thursday, as some lawmakers halted their ...
March 08, 2020
Virginia reshaped as Democrats put historic stamp on laws
Democratic legislators in Virginia have dramatically reshaped the state in two months, sweeping aside many of the state’s old ...
February 28, 2020
Judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse lands
A federal judge has cancelled more than $125 million in oil and gas leases on public lands that are home to the declining ...
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