Tag Archives: State Budget

Coronavirus and the States: Congress to Send States Money; Layoffs Hit Midwest

Read Stateline coverage of the latest state action on coronavirus. The $2 trillion stimulus package moving through Congress would provide $150 billion to states, territories, local and tribal governments. It appears to allow some flexibility in how states could spend the money but does not address state revenue shortfalls brought on by stunted economic activity. Source: Coronavirus […]
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State extends income tax deadline to July 15

Oregonians will have until July 15 to file their personal income taxes with the state, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday. But any quarterly payments for 2020 still will be due April 15. The IRS has extended its deadline to July 15 for filing personal and corporate federal tax returns, making payments, contributing to an IRA […]
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States and cities should brace themselves for a downward spira

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 Some states still haven’t recovered from the last recession. They could face worse now. States are facing […]
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States get billions in record stimulus — but say it’s not enough

Some governors say they can’t even afford to keep their own governments up and running without another injection of cash. States stricken by coronavirus outbreaks had a common response to the new $2 trillion stimulus package: We need more. Billions of dollars will flow into battered healthcare systems, groaning unemployment insurance programs and public transit […]
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Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets

The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them many millions to try to contain the disease just as businesses are shutting down and tax revenue is collapsing. The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them many millions to try to contain the disease just as […]
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Virus Brings States to a Standstill: Sessions Halt, Budgets Crater, Plans Wait

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Coronavirus Causing States To Extend Tax Deadlines

The federal government is considering tax filing extensions, but experts warn of confusion for filers and state budgets. State finance experts are warning that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will take a chunk out of state tax revenues – but that federal efforts to extend tax filing deadlines to help businesses and taxpayers would create confusion […]
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Coronavirus strains state budgets, some may dip into reserves 

States across the U.S. are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to respond to the coronavirus, even as the U.S. government prepares to send billions more their way. Source: Coronavirus strains state budgets, some may dip into reserves – oregonlive.com

GOP offers to return for budget work; Democrats reject ‘games’

A looming March 8 deadline pushes tough issues to the last minute as Republican walkout blocks action on several bills. Democrats scoffed Thursday morning at a Republican offer to end the stalemate at the Capitol by returning on Sunday, March 8, the last day of the short 2020 legislative session. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants coronavirus testing ‘flexibility,’ says state may spend $10 million monthly 

Gov. Kate Brown also urged Vice President Mike Pence to release healthcare supplies from the federal government’s stockpile. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday said state health officials are concerned they lack enough protective gear for medical workers and warned that rural communities believe they may have inadequate hospital staff if the coronavirus continues its […]
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