Top State Stories 3/26

BY: - March 26, 2021

US: At least 31 states are giving all adults access to vaccines by mid-April States are racing to vaccinate as many people as possible as the United States’ coronavirus infection curve continues its plateau for a third week. At least 31 states have pledged to make vaccines universally available to their adult populations by […]

Top State Stories 3/10

BY: - March 10, 2021

AK: Alaska becomes the first state to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all adults Alaska will become the first state in the country to open COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and older, capping a swift rollout of the shots that’s capitalized on tens of thousands of extra doses shipped to and administered by tribal health […]

Top State Stories 2/11

BY: - February 11, 2021

FL: New virus strain takes root in Florida Even with COVID-19 cases waning, Florida’s future is shadowed by rapid spread of a more contagious variant of the virus. The state has become ground zero for the B.1.1.7 or “U.K. variant.”  TX: FEMA-run vaccination site will target underserved Texans Before the end of the […]

Top State Stories 2/9

BY: - February 9, 2021

MA: Sluggish vaccine rollout tests Massachusetts governor Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s well-honed reputation for managerial prowess is now facing its biggest test: mounting criticism of Massachusetts’s rollout of life-saving coronavirus vaccines. GA: Georgia opens investigation into Trump phone calls The Georgia secretary of state’s office opened an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s phone […]

Top State Stories 12/21

BY: - December 21, 2020

US: Voting was made easier in 2020; states ponder keeping the changes More voting by mail, expanded early in-person voting and other changes states adopted for the pandemic helped a record number of Americans cast ballots in the 2020 general election. The nation is now debating what changes will stick and how voting might differ. VA: […]

Top State Stories 11/4

BY: - November 4, 2020

CA: Uber, Lyft win approval of California gig worker measure California voters agreed Tuesday to let gig economy drivers continue working as independent contractors rather than as employees. The result could lay the foundation for the future of gig workers in the state and the nation. MS: Mississippi voters choose new flag after 126 […]

Top State Stories 11/2

BY: - November 2, 2020

TX: Republicans challenge drive-thru voting in Texas Some Republicans argue that Texas law prohibits drive-thru voting, so every vote cast from cars during the early voting period should be tossed out as illegal. Legal challenges are under review by the state Supreme Court and a federal judge. FL: Undelivered ballots found at Florida post […]

Top State Stories 10/21

BY: - October 21, 2020

CA: California attorney general asks court to order GOP cooperation in ballot box investigation California Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra sought a court order to force state Republican officials to turn over information about the party’s use of private drop boxes for collecting ballots in a handful of counties across the state. TX: Aide fired […]

Top State Stories 6/23

BY: - June 23, 2020

NY: New York governor considers quarantine for out-of-state visitors Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled down on the suggestion he first brought up last week, contemplating an isolation period for visitors coming to New York from states where coronavirus cases are on the rise, including Florida and Texas. AL: Alabama governor says noose targeting Bubba Wallace […]

Top State Stories 3/18

BY: - March 18, 2020

Top State Coronavirus Action CA: California schools likely closed for rest of the year California public schools are likely to be closed for the remainder of the school year, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said. “I don’t want to mislead you,” he said to parents and educators during a press conference. Nearly 99% of all […]

Top State Stories 3/16

BY: - March 16, 2020

State action on the coronavirus US: At least 33 states close schools As of the latest survey, 33 states and the District of Columbia closed public schools, according to a tally maintained by Education Week. Combined with school district closures in other states, at least 32.5 million public school students attending at least 64,000 […]

Top State Stories 3/11

BY: - March 11, 2020

State Action on Coronavirus NJ: New Jersey waives testing fees for about 2M residents Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state will waive fees for testing and testing-related services for the coronavirus for about 2 million residents. They include state workers and teachers, people on the state’s health exchange, as well as […]