Fiscal Relief, Stopping Evictions, Opening Schools and More

Posted on July 29, 2020

Health Enterprise Zones Act: Based on a model that proved successful in Maryland, the Health Enterprise Zones Act enables localities and nonprofits to propose plans for underserved geographic areas where health care practitioners may receive incentives to improve access to quality health care.

Opening schools is nuts: Once more, Donald Trump is politicizing the coronavirus. He and his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, are pushing to open schools for regular in-person instruction, even though that would result in daily “superspreader” events. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Everything about COVID-19 and health: The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health produces daily podcasts on health care and is now almost exclusively focused on COVID-19.

Need for More State Fiscal Relief Continues: States remain in dire straits due to the pandemic, needing a combined $555 billion for fiscal years 2020-2022, according to a new analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Four Ways to Keep Renters from Falling Off the Eviction Cliff: Forty-five percent of renters report their families have lost work or work-related income. Eight percent of renters face imminent eviction. Homelessness could increase by nearly 50 percent. The Urban Institute offers solutions.

81 proactive abortion rights bills in 2020, along with 55 carried over from 2019: The Public Leadership Institute’s Repro Rights Report provides an updated directory to all the proactive abortion right legislation in the states.