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Entries for April 2020

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Human Services and Housing Analysis of Third COVID-19 Package

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HR 748, that includes $2.2 trillion in funding to address the health, human services, educational and economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Jail Admissions Fall in Wake of COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, some localities have implemented policies designed to significantly reduce jail populations to prepare for or counteract the spread.

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NRI Committee Launches 2020 Webinar Series

A state’s energy mix, the protection of navigable waters, using farmland for solar development, legislative trends in traffic safety and state efforts to meet clean air standards will be discussed in detail during NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee’s annual Spring Webinar Series beginning April 23 and continuing through June 18.

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National Guard Aids State Efforts in COVID-19 Response

NCSL has compiled a new resource that catalogues the efforts of the National Guard during the COVID-19 crisis.

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A Look at Health Provisions in the CARES Act

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HR 748,  that included $2.2 trillion in funding to address the health, human services, educational and economic impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Category: Health, COVID-19
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 CARES Act Gives State Education Funding, Flexibility in Wake of COVID-19

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, provides funding and flexibilities for states to respond the COVID-19 emergency in K-12 schools.

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No Fooling—Today is Census Day

Even in these uncertain times of the coronavirus, today is still the reference date for counting all people in the United States wherever they live or are staying. However, did you know that Census Day hasn’t always been April 1?

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Category: Census
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