Tag Archives: U.S. States

Counties could be rated by risk of coronavirus spread, Trump says

President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the nation’s governors, Trump said the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to […]
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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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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill: What It Means for States

The U.S. Senate approved an estimated $2 trillion stimulus package to battle the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, though concerns with the unemployment provisions remain. A few highlights of what’s included in the package: Source: COVID-19 Stimulus Bill: What It Means for States

Coronavirus Is Slamming State Unemployment Systems

Funding is one concern, another is handling an unprecedented wave of claims. State unemployment insurance programs are facing an onslaught of financial and administrative burdens as the coronavirus outbreak drives vast numbers of Americans out of work. Even with federal support that’s materializing, experts agree that states are likely to see their unemployment trust funds bleed […]
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Coronavirus and the States: Gun Shops vs. Governors; Chloroquine Restrictions 

Read Stateline coverage of the latest state action on coronavirus. Some die waiting for test; another state calls abortion “nonessential.” Gun shops are clashing with governors and other civic leaders around the country — from Pennsylvania to California — over whether they are “essential” and can remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. Under pressure from gun rights […]
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Governors Tell Outsiders From ‘Hot Zone’ to Stay Away as Virus Divides States

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 and the States: Governors Keep Away Vacationers; Some States Bar Abortions as ‘Nonessential’ 

Read Stateline coverage of the latest state action on coronavirus. The warnings reflect a larger challenge: lack of federal coordination in aid to the states. Governors trying to reassure their state residents have words for second homeowners in resort towns and tourists: Stay home, lest you bring disease in and overwhelm our small, local health care systems. […]
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How states are responding to coronavirus, in 7 maps

The spread of the outbreak is alarming — and so are the measures states are taking to fight it. States have enacted a wide range of policies in an effort to “flatten the curve” and address the economic effects of the novel coronavirus. While all 50 states have declared states of emergency, giving governors emergency […]
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