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American Rescue Plan

AP: States and cities slow to spend federal pandemic money

As Congress considered a massive COVID-19 relief package earlier this year, hundreds of mayors from across the U.S. pleaded for “immediate action” on billions of dollars targeted to shore up their finances and revive their communities. Now that they’ve received it, local officials are taking their time before actually spending the windfall. As of this

Marijuana

Since the nose doesn’t know pot is now legal, K-9s retire

Asking dogs to follow their noses won’t work anymore in states that have legalized marijuana. As Virginia prepares to legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on July 1, drug-sniffing police dogs from around the state are being forced into early retirement, following a trend in other states where legalization has led

Opinion

Opinion: A Warning Sign for UBI? Unemployment Benefits Discourage Employment

Economic prognosticators were abuzz last year with optimism about a so-called “V-shaped recovery.” With vaccines rolling out across the country and lockdowns lifting, the economy has indeed been recovering, but with one notable caveat: Despite reopening, many businesses are still struggling to find employees. The most likely culprit is the federal unemployment bonus that began during

Medicaid

2021’s States with the Most & Least Medicaid Coverage – WalletHub Study

With the Biden administration reversing work requirements for Medicaid coverage and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the importance of good healthcare, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Most & Least Medicaid Coverage. In order to identify which states rely most and least on Medicaid, WalletHub compared the 50 states

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