The stimulus package would include funding for production and distribution of COVID vaccines, $1,400 checks for Americans and expanded unemployment benefits. Many are eager for the relief, despite the large price tag.
By Janet Hook and David Lauter, Los Angeles Times | January 15, 2021
The state’s progressive tax structure is reaping billions from the wealthiest to fund the state’s safety net. But it also reveals how the pandemic has widened the economic gulf for millions of Californians — more than the rest of the country.
The state’s Special Transportation Fund will drop to just over $100 million by the end of this fiscal year, which is not enough to fund the multimillion-dollar transportation projects Gov. Lamont hopes to achieve.
By Ken Dixon, San Antonio Express-News | January 4, 2021
Recent data shows that while overall spending has increased, there is great variation among states on public education expenditures per student. The average is $12,612, but New York spends nearly double that amount.
By Zoe Manzanetti, Web Producer and Writer | January 1, 2021
The new congressional stimulus package does not include direct aid for states and localities. Only a few states have seen revenues increase from last year, meaning cutbacks are coming due to COVID spending pressures.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | December 22, 2020