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The COVID-19 Housing Crisis

Covid-19 has spiked in several states.  The poor, the elderly, and people of color face the toughest times as COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting them.  The economic recession is making it harder for many from these communities to afford rent.  It is much worse for those who do not have a place to stay at all, as temporary eviction suspensions end.  According to Brookings, 1 in 3 Americans did not pay […]

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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana to Fill States’ Budget Deficits

by: Ryan J. Stevens As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on states and their economies, lawmakers are contemplating how to handle decreasing state revenue and budget deficits.  DMGS previously covered budget deficits caused by COVID-19 in numerous states. Now that more time has passed and more states have passed their respective budgets, some have called for legalizing recreational marijuana to fill their state’s budget deficit.  How much revenue could states […]

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EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance: How DMGS Can Help

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  EDA is currently accepting applications for grants to support a wide variety of assistance, including: Planning and Technical Assistance, Capitalization/Recapitalization of Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs), Construction of infrastructure and other economic development projects […]

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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 2

by: the DMGS Team Last week, we examined the legislative response to George Floyd’s killing and recent protests in Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. We also looked at what action the federal government is taking and proposing on different police reforms. In the past week, there are numerous updates on police reforms and what actions are being taken at both the federal and state levels.  Are different states proposing similar laws […]

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