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Weekly Update: June 27 – News and Resources for State Leaders

This week’s newsletter includes recent developments that every state leader needs to know about motor fuel taxes, talent pipeline development and grants for bridge projects. To view the CSG fiscal policy website, visit: web.csg.org/recovery. CSG Resources:  CSG conducted a scan of actions states are implementing or considering in order to… Read More »Weekly Update: June 27 – News and Resources for State Leaders

State Approaches to Motor Fuel Taxes

By Blair Lozier In 2019 — the latest year for which national statistics are available — state and local governments collected $52 billion in motor fuel taxes. State laws and regulations often mandate that portions of this revenue will be allocated to support specific programs. From 2015-2019, most of the motor… Read More »State Approaches to Motor Fuel Taxes

Weekly Update: June 13 – News and Resources for State Leaders

This week’s newsletter includes recent developments that every state leader needs to know about how states are spending pandemic funds, available infrastructure grants and updated reporting requirements for American Rescue Plan funds. To view the CSG fiscal policy website, visit: web.csg.org/recovery. CSG Resources:  States have until 2024 to allocate their… Read More »Weekly Update: June 13 – News and Resources for State Leaders

Weekly Update: May 31 – News and Resources for State Leaders

This week, The Council of State Governments assembled recent information and developments for state leaders including resources regarding broadband expansion efforts, a review of the Second Amendment for states, grant opportunities and the unwinding of the COVID-19 public health emergency. To view additional fiscal policy resources from CSG, visit: web.csg.org/recovery.… Read More »Weekly Update: May 31 – News and Resources for State Leaders

States Can Apply for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Competitive Grants

States are eligible to apply for multiple competitive grants from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). CSG analysts have complied resources of competitive grant opportunities with application due dates during May 2022. Included are the awarding agency, program and description, due date and a link to the specific Notice… Read More »States Can Apply for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Competitive Grants

Weekly Update: April 18 – News and Resources for State Leaders

Emergency federal funding for states to address COVID-19 and the consequent economic stresses includes the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion economic relief package, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a $1.2 trillion initiative to improve infrastructure. This federal funding has and will continue to have an impact… Read More »Weekly Update: April 18 – News and Resources for State Leaders

How States can utilize American Rescue Plan Funds for Evidence-based Policymaking

Authors: The Council of State GovernmentsThe National Conference of State LegislaturesThe Policy Lab at Brown University States have a historic chance to capitalized on funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to further the use of evidence in policymaking. Federal guidance on the rescue plan encourages states, territories and other… Read More »How States can utilize American Rescue Plan Funds for Evidence-based Policymaking