STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | After Hurricane Laura destroyed water systems and power grids, many in southwest Louisiana without electricity and water … Jacob Blake’s family marches with thousands in Kenosha … Homeless shelter in Anchorage, Alaska experiences Covid outbreak, forces testing changes.
Lawmakers in New Jersey last week moved legislation meant to curb Covid-19's spread in nursing homes and care facilities, including proposals to prioritize PPE and require increased wages for health workers.
A federal judge sided with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in a lawsuit brought by 10 bar owners who argued that closing their businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19 violated their constitutional rights.
The move to share the home addresses of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus is meant to protect police and emergency workers, but some say the disclosures could give them a false sense of security.
COMMENTARY | Flooding and tornado season are underway and hurricane season is just around the corner. How will state and local governments—already strained by the coronavirus pandemic—deal with other natural disasters?