COVID-19 Resources

Following several years of declining or flat enrollment growth, states expect Medicaid enrollment and spending each to jump by more than 8 percent in FY 2021, chiefly due to a slumping economy amid the pandemic and federal conditions to maintain coverage to access enhanced federal matching funds, according to a new Medicaid budget survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 

As the wave of COVID-induced layoffs continues, many states are grappling with evaporating funds for unemployment benefits that could force cuts to payments or hikes in business taxes. The Pew Trust reports that 31 states already are using federal CARES Act dollars or seeking federal loans to keep unemployment coffers funded.

 

The Department of Defense’s OWS portal describes the development process, timeline and distribution strategy for a COVID-19 vaccine, with the first of 300 million doses provided by January 2021. Successful implementation of Operation Warp Speed requires precise intergovernmental coordination and the cooperation of many public and private partners..

 

The Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists — a major US infectious diseases medical society — outlined recommendations for requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. The recommendations include all healthcare personnel, including anyone who works or volunteers in healthcare settings, and attendees and staff of childcare facilities and schools, with exceptions for those with certain conditions.

 

Updated daily, this NCSL site provides data visualizations about state-initiated bills related to COVID-19 including budgeting and revenue, child welfare, commerce, criminal justice, education, elections, employment, finance, health access and coverage, housing and homelessness, labor and retirement, legislative operations, public health, workforce and more.

 

COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color the most, according to the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.

 

Johns Hopkins University is compiling a daily updated summary of COVID-19 statistics by state showing critical data from the past 24 hours on the numbers of new cases and deaths. The impact of infection control measures and re-openings undertaken by states is also tracked daily in a JHU timeline.

 

State tax collections declined 5.5% in FY 2020 according to new Census data, reports the Tax Foundation. Actual losses are likely to be significantly lower after accounting for postponed tax filing deadlines. Revenues for FY 2020 were certainly not desireable, but for most states, early losses have been more manageable than previously feared.

 

According to a new CDC report, weekly COVID-19 cases among persons aged 18–22 years increased 55% nationally. Increases were greatest in the Northeast (144%) and Midwest (123%) and were not solely attributable to increased testing. The report includes CDC guidance on best public health practices for young adults.

 

RestoreYourEconomy.org provides extensive resources and best practices for state leaders regarding the restoration of local economies. The site, managed by the  International Economic Development Council (IEDC), features articles and case reports on many dimensions of post-COVID economic recovery.

 

This resource from the National Governors’ Association details a range of actions taken by governors and state officials in economic development organizations to support small businesses and regional economies in the wake of COVID-19. Also accessible is the entire archive of NGA Policy Memos.

 

The US economy is operating at 79% of where it was in early March. The Back-to-Normal Index provides assessments of each state’s economic recovery. Created by Moody’s Analytics and CNN Business, the index uses 37 national- and state-level indicators to assess and rank each state.

 

States and localities are being forced to balance a surge in demand for government expenditures with unprecedented funding shortfalls. McKinsey & Co.’s analysis Reimagining the Postpandemic Economic Future looks at what is required of cities, states, and the nation to come back from the pandemic even stronger by "deliberately addressing the vulnerabilities the crisis has exposed."

 

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and Smart Incentives have collaborated on a guide for adjusting incentive programs to support small business recovery. The paper provides guidance for helping Main St. businesses even as states grapple with severe budget limitations, and offers several examples of successful programs from across the country.

 

States face a significant loss of tax revenue in FY 2021 and beyond due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but estimates of the scope of those losses continue to evolve. A new analysis by the Tax Foundation of 12 states’ revenue forecasts indicates $121 billion two-year tax revenue losses compared to FY 2019. While these losses are substantial, they are not as draconian as current worst-case scenarios. Understanding the scope of revenue losses can help bring into focus the view from the statehouses as a federal relief package is considered.

 

Women make up more than 50% of the population but constitute only around 24% of legislators and hold 25% of Fortune 500 board seats. To determine where women receive the most equal treatment, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 17 key indicators of gender equality.

 

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COVID-19 Policy Tracker

2020 Legislative Session Dates

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

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Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

COVID-19 Resources

Following several years of declining or flat enrollment growth, states expect Medicaid enrollment and spending each to jump by more than 8 percent in FY 2021, chiefly due to a slumping economy amid the pandemic and federal conditions to maintain coverage to access enhanced federal matching funds, according to a new Medicaid budget survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 

As the wave of COVID-induced layoffs continues, many states are grappling with evaporating funds for unemployment benefits that could force cuts to payments or hikes in business taxes. The Pew Trust reports that 31 states already are using federal CARES Act dollars or seeking federal loans to keep unemployment coffers funded.

 

The Department of Defense’s OWS portal describes the development process, timeline and distribution strategy for a COVID-19 vaccine, with the first of 300 million doses provided by January 2021. Successful implementation of Operation Warp Speed requires precise intergovernmental coordination and the cooperation of many public and private partners..

 

The Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists — a major US infectious diseases medical society — outlined recommendations for requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. The recommendations include all healthcare personnel, including anyone who works or volunteers in healthcare settings, and attendees and staff of childcare facilities and schools, with exceptions for those with certain conditions.

 

Updated daily, this NCSL site provides data visualizations about state-initiated bills related to COVID-19 including budgeting and revenue, child welfare, commerce, criminal justice, education, elections, employment, finance, health access and coverage, housing and homelessness, labor and retirement, legislative operations, public health, workforce and more.

 

COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color the most, according to the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.

 

Johns Hopkins University is compiling a daily updated summary of COVID-19 statistics by state showing critical data from the past 24 hours on the numbers of new cases and deaths. The impact of infection control measures and re-openings undertaken by states is also tracked daily in a JHU timeline.

 

State tax collections declined 5.5% in FY 2020 according to new Census data, reports the Tax Foundation. Actual losses are likely to be significantly lower after accounting for postponed tax filing deadlines. Revenues for FY 2020 were certainly not desireable, but for most states, early losses have been more manageable than previously feared.

 

According to a new CDC report, weekly COVID-19 cases among persons aged 18–22 years increased 55% nationally. Increases were greatest in the Northeast (144%) and Midwest (123%) and were not solely attributable to increased testing. The report includes CDC guidance on best public health practices for young adults.

 

RestoreYourEconomy.org provides extensive resources and best practices for state leaders regarding the restoration of local economies. The site, managed by the  International Economic Development Council (IEDC), features articles and case reports on many dimensions of post-COVID economic recovery.

 

This resource from the National Governors’ Association details a range of actions taken by governors and state officials in economic development organizations to support small businesses and regional economies in the wake of COVID-19. Also accessible is the entire archive of NGA Policy Memos.

 

The US economy is operating at 79% of where it was in early March. The Back-to-Normal Index provides assessments of each state’s economic recovery. Created by Moody’s Analytics and CNN Business, the index uses 37 national- and state-level indicators to assess and rank each state.

 

States and localities are being forced to balance a surge in demand for government expenditures with unprecedented funding shortfalls. McKinsey & Co.’s analysis Reimagining the Postpandemic Economic Future looks at what is required of cities, states, and the nation to come back from the pandemic even stronger by "deliberately addressing the vulnerabilities the crisis has exposed."

 

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and Smart Incentives have collaborated on a guide for adjusting incentive programs to support small business recovery. The paper provides guidance for helping Main St. businesses even as states grapple with severe budget limitations, and offers several examples of successful programs from across the country.

 

States face a significant loss of tax revenue in FY 2021 and beyond due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but estimates of the scope of those losses continue to evolve. A new analysis by the Tax Foundation of 12 states’ revenue forecasts indicates $121 billion two-year tax revenue losses compared to FY 2019. While these losses are substantial, they are not as draconian as current worst-case scenarios. Understanding the scope of revenue losses can help bring into focus the view from the statehouses as a federal relief package is considered.

 

Women make up more than 50% of the population but constitute only around 24% of legislators and hold 25% of Fortune 500 board seats. To determine where women receive the most equal treatment, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 17 key indicators of gender equality.

 

PREVIOUS Topics

Economic Recovery

Evaluation Tax Incentives

COVID-19 Impact: $121 Billion Loss in State Revenues

COVID-19 Infection and Testing

PhRMA Tracks COVID-19 Trials

Children and COVID-19 Risk

Nursing Homes at Risk

COVID-19 Projections

White House Issues Warning to 11 Cities

COVID-19 Cases May Be Drastically Under-Reported

Troubling Trends for COVID-19 Infection Rates

How Risky Is Opening the Mail? Going to a Bar?

Worldwide Tracker

Federal Issues

Additional Aid to the States?

Access to Federal Funds

Re-opening Schools

Safely Reopening the Schools

General

Interstate Travel Restrictions

Mask Mandates, State by State

Social Bubble FAQ

Re-opening Status of the States

COVID-19 Policy Tracker

2020 Legislative Session Dates

CONTACT US

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

COVID-19 Resources

Following several years of declining or flat enrollment growth, states expect Medicaid enrollment and spending each to jump by more than 8 percent in FY 2021, chiefly due to a slumping economy amid the pandemic and federal conditions to maintain coverage to access enhanced federal matching funds, according to a new Medicaid budget survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 

As the wave of COVID-induced layoffs continues, many states are grappling with evaporating funds for unemployment benefits that could force cuts to payments or hikes in business taxes. The Pew Trust reports that 31 states already are using federal CARES Act dollars or seeking federal loans to keep unemployment coffers funded.

 

The Department of Defense’s OWS portal describes the development process, timeline and distribution strategy for a COVID-19 vaccine, with the first of 300 million doses provided by January 2021. Successful implementation of Operation Warp Speed requires precise intergovernmental coordination and the cooperation of many public and private partners..

 

The Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists — a major US infectious diseases medical society — outlined recommendations for requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. The recommendations include all healthcare personnel, including anyone who works or volunteers in healthcare settings, and attendees and staff of childcare facilities and schools, with exceptions for those with certain conditions.

 

Updated daily, this NCSL site provides data visualizations about state-initiated bills related to COVID-19 including budgeting and revenue, child welfare, commerce, criminal justice, education, elections, employment, finance, health access and coverage, housing and homelessness, labor and retirement, legislative operations, public health, workforce and more.

 

COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color the most, according to the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.

 

Johns Hopkins University is compiling a daily updated summary of COVID-19 statistics by state showing critical data from the past 24 hours on the numbers of new cases and deaths. The impact of infection control measures and re-openings undertaken by states is also tracked daily in a JHU timeline.

 

State tax collections declined 5.5% in FY 2020 according to new Census data, reports the Tax Foundation. Actual losses are likely to be significantly lower after accounting for postponed tax filing deadlines. Revenues for FY 2020 were certainly not desireable, but for most states, early losses have been more manageable than previously feared.

 

According to a new CDC report, weekly COVID-19 cases among persons aged 18–22 years increased 55% nationally. Increases were greatest in the Northeast (144%) and Midwest (123%) and were not solely attributable to increased testing. The report includes CDC guidance on best public health practices for young adults.

 

RestoreYourEconomy.org provides extensive resources and best practices for state leaders regarding the restoration of local economies. The site, managed by the  International Economic Development Council (IEDC), features articles and case reports on many dimensions of post-COVID economic recovery.

 

This resource from the National Governors’ Association details a range of actions taken by governors and state officials in economic development organizations to support small businesses and regional economies in the wake of COVID-19. Also accessible is the entire archive of NGA Policy Memos.

 

The US economy is operating at 79% of where it was in early March. The Back-to-Normal Index provides assessments of each state’s economic recovery. Created by Moody’s Analytics and CNN Business, the index uses 37 national- and state-level indicators to assess and rank each state.

 

States and localities are being forced to balance a surge in demand for government expenditures with unprecedented funding shortfalls. McKinsey & Co.’s analysis Reimagining the Postpandemic Economic Future looks at what is required of cities, states, and the nation to come back from the pandemic even stronger by "deliberately addressing the vulnerabilities the crisis has exposed."

 

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and Smart Incentives have collaborated on a guide for adjusting incentive programs to support small business recovery. The paper provides guidance for helping Main St. businesses even as states grapple with severe budget limitations, and offers several examples of successful programs from across the country.

 

States face a significant loss of tax revenue in FY 2021 and beyond due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but estimates of the scope of those losses continue to evolve. A new analysis by the Tax Foundation of 12 states’ revenue forecasts indicates $121 billion two-year tax revenue losses compared to FY 2019. While these losses are substantial, they are not as draconian as current worst-case scenarios. Understanding the scope of revenue losses can help bring into focus the view from the statehouses as a federal relief package is considered.

 

Women make up more than 50% of the population but constitute only around 24% of legislators and hold 25% of Fortune 500 board seats. To determine where women receive the most equal treatment, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 17 key indicators of gender equality.

 

 

PREVIOUS Topics

Economic Recovery

Evaluation Tax Incentives

COVID-19 Impact: $121 Billion Loss in State Revenues

COVID-19 Infection and Testing

PhRMA Tracks COVID-19 Trials

Children and COVID-19 Risk

Nursing Homes at Risk

COVID-19 Projections

White House Issues Warning to 11 Cities

COVID-19 Cases May Be Drastically Under-Reported

Troubling Trends for COVID-19 Infection Rates

How Risky Is Opening the Mail? Going to a Bar?

Worldwide Tracker

Federal Issues

Additional Aid to the States?

Access to Federal Funds

Re-opening Schools

Safely Reopening the Schools

General

Interstate Travel Restrictions

Mask Mandates, State by State

Social Bubble FAQ

Re-opening Status of the States

COVID-19 Policy Tracker

2020 Legislative Session Dates

CONTACT US

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.