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Oregon Legislature passes series of COVID-19, police accountability bills during first special session

| Jun 29, 2020 | Oregon

[On Friday] the Oregon Legislative Assembly adjourned its first special session of 2020. Governor Kate Brown called on the legislature to respond to the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and enact police accountability reforms. The Legislative Branch created a thorough mitigation plan to minimize the risk of...[ Read More ]

Washington State revenue projection for 2019–21 lowered by nearly $4.5 billion

Michael Goldberg | Jun 17, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) estimated this morning that Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have decreased by nearly $4.5 billion Forecasting right now is clouded by uncertainty around federal interventions, global pandemic trends and how quickly the economy responds...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: FY '21 budget, Topical Agenda, Mental health

| Jun 17, 2020 | Utah

We have a number of things we think are worth watching this month if you're a health care or health policy leader - from the FY 21 budget to the topic of Black leadership in US health care. Hopefully you'll find some good nuggets of information, analysis and context that...[ Read More ]

Utah special session to begin on Thursday with packed agenda

Michael Goldberg | Jun 16, 2020 | Utah

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a proclamation today calling the Utah Legislature into a Special Session this Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The governor set out 26 agenda items to be considered during the special session - an ambitious to-do list. As Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor of Utah Police, wrote: "Likely...[ Read More ]

Brown calls special session on COVID-19 and police accountability, says state budget discussions will take place during a second special session

Emily Boerger | Jun 16, 2020 | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday morning she will convene a special session of the Oregon State Legislature next week on June 24. During the special session, lawmakers will take action on bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic and police accountability. “We are at a unique moment in America,” Governor Brown...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Sen. Lupe Contreras, Navajo Nation, Session adjourns

| May 28, 2020 | Arizona

With Gov. Ducey's Stay at Home order now expired, some folks are out pretending as if most of the last few months didn't happen. On one key metric of transmission rates, AZ today has the 9th highest rate of infection among US states. This data is backward looking, and doesn't necessarily result in confirmed...[ Read More ]