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States struggle to draft COVID-19 vaccine plans while in the dark on details, funding

Across the hundreds of pages of plans that officials in Arizona and elsewhere sent to the CDC on distributing and tracking the yet-to-be-approved COVID-19 vaccines, there are more questions so far than answers on how exactly vaccine programs will be carried out.... Read more»

Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations “particularly worrisome.” ... Read more»

Feds sued for denying stimulus checks to Americans married to undocumented immigrants

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is alleging that a provision in the $2.2 trillion stimulus package known as the CARES Act that denies the benefit to mixed-status families in unconstitutional.... Read more»

Senate Democrats propose hazard pay for essential workers

Senate Democrats rolled out a new plan Tuesday to hike up pay for health care workers and other essential employees on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. ... Read more»

Feds release new 'opportunity zone' regulations

New Treasury Department rules for urban investment tax breaks could make struggling areas "take off like a rocket ship" or subsidize boomtowns.... Read more»

FactCheck: Double-counting trillions in Trump's budget

How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will?... Read more»