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Tag Archive for ‘coronavirus’

How to Advocate in the Age of COVID-19

Last year, DMGS looked at “Hill Day Strategies” and how to advocate effectively.  This year, traditional lobbying and advocacy have changed due to the spread of COVID-19.  In the past few months, in-person meetings with lawmakers and their staff members have dwindled, while digital meetings, emails, and conference calls have skyrocketed.  For example, last year’s conferences or Hill Days have now transitioned into Zoom or Skype meetings. However, even though […]

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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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A Look at COVID-19 Liability & Worker Protections

by: the Duane Morris Government Strategies Team As businesses continue to open across the country, many issues are coming to the forefront of political debate.  Included in these debates are liability protections and workers protections related to COVID-19.  Should businesses and healthcare providers be provided with liability protection from lawsuits related to COVID-19?  What steps should businesses take to protect their workers?  More importantly, how are lawmakers shaping this debate […]

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