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Now that the funds have been deposited in state coffers and with fiscal year 2020 coming to a close for most states, lawmakers are grappling with how they can spend the money

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Phases of Federal Financial Response to Coronavirus for States

The federal government has enacted several major response measures to help states mitigate the public health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Financial Education Tips for Navigating a Pandemic

April is Financial Literacy Month. Finding the right balance of where, when and how to teach financial education continues to be debated and discussed by policymakers in the states.

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COVID-19: States Protect Access to Vital Energy Services

As millions of Americans face financial uncertainty due to the national coronavirus response, policymakers in many states are acting to inject a measure of stability by ensuring no one loses access to essential services, such as electricity, gas or water.

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State Reserve Funds Likely to Fall Short

After the Great Recession, states took measures to ensure they were better positioned for the next economic downturn by rebuilding their budget stabilization funds, or rainy day funds as they are often called.

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Clock Starts to Tick for FY 2021 Budgets

The coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders have wreaked havoc on fiscal year 2021 state budget processes.

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Price Gouging in an Emergency or Disaster

Hand sanitizer selling for $40, toilet paper for $80. Stories like these have turned public attention to the practice of price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak. And state lawmakers are acting.

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12 States Pass Budget Legislation, Others Adjust Revenue Estimates  

At a time when the coronavirus outbreak has changed everyday life, states are at the front line, shields out, ready to combat the pandemic. Many states are responding swiftly, but will it be enough? 

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Lawmakers Sprint to Fund Coronavirus Efforts

As states race to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease, state legislatures have quickly moved to ensure health and human services agencies have the funding necessary for their work.

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Expanding the state sales tax to include popular services is no easy feat. History shows that political pushback often begins as soon as a bill drops. That’s exactly what unfolded in Maryland.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.