Federal judges on Monday blocked Texas, Ohio, and Alabama from forcing abortion clinics to close. A day later, a federal appeals court panel temporarily reinstated the Texas limits.
States say they don’t understand the criteria the federal government has been using in allocating limited medical resources from the U.S. stockpile.
President Trump’s targets have been Democratic leaders. But the outbreak isn’t going to stay confined to Democratic states.
Shifting the due date for income tax filings to July from April will likely create some budget gaps that states will have to manage in the final months of their fiscal years.
Local authorities are beginning to crack down on those who blatantly violate orders banning large public gatherings, while trying to make it harder for people to break the rules in public spaces like parks.
‘Now Is the Time to Beg’: City Officials Plead with Residents to Stop Flushing Toilet Paper Alternatives
The coronavirus-induced toilet paper shortage is causing people to resort to creative alternatives. These can prove disastrous for sewer systems.
Lawmakers across the country rushed to pass resolutions permitting virtual meetings and remote voting, efforts they said were necessary to adhere to social distancing guidelines and protect legislators.
COMMENTARY | The way people process threatening events matters a lot for how well they’ll manage this period of uncertainty.
With the country’s attention turned north, the coronavirus pandemic is exploding in Louisiana.
Mayors are trying to protect their communities.
The coronavirus outbreak may last for a year or two, but some elements of pre-pandemic life will likely be won back in the meantime.
State attorneys general are inundated with price gouging complaints and working with online retailers to crack down on overpriced items.
COMMENTARY | The coronavirus has exposed the problematic nature of the gig economy on workers’ pay and benefits.
Lawmakers and some store chains are temporarily banning reusable bags amid fears that their usage could help spread coronavirus.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors says new survey findings show shortages of essential items have reached “crisis proportions.”
The House approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act on Friday and President Trump later signed the measure into law. But lawmakers said they expect to address the growing financial needs of local governments in a fourth bill.
A shortage of necessary medical supplies like face masks has engaged a broad coalition of helpers, from those at home with just a sewing machine and fabric to public libraries with 3D printers.
Absent federal direction, states and cities have been left to go their own way.
Some governors have issued pleas for retired medical professionals to join the fight against coronavirus.
Medical professionals need to be at work more urgently than ever, but their child care has essentially evaporated. Eager (but fragile) networks of volunteers have stepped in to help.
Help us tailor content specifically for you: