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Coronavirus Response Resources Guide for Government Leaders

The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.

By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor  |  March 20, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Finance

More Help Is Likely on the Way for States and Localities and the Coronavirus-caused Recession – including an Obscure Source of Federal Aid for Muni Bonds

Plus, drafting a fourth stimulus bill before the $2 trillion package is sorted out, considering recession scenarios, state positioning as economy shudders, and credit ratings could be more vulnerable than budgets.

By Paul W. Taylor, Editor with Girard Miller, Columnist  |  March 31, 2020
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Newsom Encouraging But Not Enforcing Social Distancing

California’s governor believes that residents should be persuaded but not punished into abiding by the stay-at-home order. The governor has urged cities to do the same, but some cities are enacting their own rules.

By Taryn Luna and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times  |  April 1, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

For Some Companies, Coronavirus Brought a Business Boom

While many businesses are making financial cuts, some Silicon Valley companies have benefited from the online and remote shift, especially those that favor online interactions, purchasing and education.

By Leonardo Castaneda, The Mercury News  |  April 1, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

Instacart Workers Leverage Their “Essential” Role in Strike

Instacart shoppers want health protections and extra pay while they work during the coronavirus outbreak, but the workers are all independent contractors. If they strike, they don’t get paid.

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer  |  April 1, 2020
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