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Then-Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., listens during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in 2018. DeSantis, now Florida governor, issued a stay-at-home order for the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

After delay, Florida Gov. DeSantis issues stay-at-home order

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., center, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., offered an amendment to more directly address the troubled municipal bond market.

Stimulus bond fix may boost local governments more than cash

A man prepares for a swab at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Quincy Street in Arlington, Va., on Thursday for residents who have symptoms and an order from a health care provider.

States get what they sought in coronavirus stimulus, but say it’s not enough

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday at the Javits Convention Center in New York. The center, which usually hosts conventions, was being converted into a temporary hospital COVID-19 patients.

States press harder for direct aid in stimulus measures

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, is asking that half of a federal aid package under consideration go directly to states to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

States scramble for their fair share of federal pandemic aid

Tourists on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.

States expecting big revenue hit as COVID-19 slows the economy

Beto O’Rourke’s Senate run helped Democrats flip 12 seats in the Texas state House in 2018. Democrat are targeting the chamber this year, but their candidates in competitive races have only raised two-thirds what Republicans have, an analysis found.

Democrats boost national fundraising for state legislatures

A man wears a face mask while pushing his shopping cart in Alhambra, California, on Feb. 27, 2020. Health and emergency management officials told a Los Angeles City Council committee that there is “no reason to panic” locally about the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, but said preventative measures are being taken.

States counting on reimbursements for coronavirus response

State-level highway planners are worried about a fall in gas tax revenue.

States wary of possible changes to highway funding

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks beside President Donald Trump at a 2018 White House dinner. Ducey this year noted differences between “the Arizona way” and “D.C. politicians.” (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

State of the Union: Governors keep their distance from Trump

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who won an open race in 2018 by almost 10 percentage points, represents the type of successful candidate Democrats ran in congressional and statewide races that year: a relatively moderate woman who won in an evenly divided state by focusing on issues like health care, education and infrastructure. (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images file photo)

Michigan’s moderate Democratic governor gets party’s spotlight

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signing the state's fiscal 2020 budget in his ceremonial office in the State House. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Rainy days ahead: States boost reserves anticipating slowdown

North Carolina is among the states seeing increased attention from both parties on legislative races ahead of redistricting based on the 2020 census. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Gerrymandering potential sways state legislative targets

Climate change youth activists demonstrate at the Supreme Court in September.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Court tells teen plaintiffs it can’t force climate policy changes

“You don’t see the inside-the-Beltway frenzy because we’re not inside the Beltway,” Herrera Beutler said of her constituents' attitude toward impeachment of the president. (Jacob Fischler/CQ Roll Call)

Impeachment frenzy? Not so much in the other Washington

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at an abortion rights rally at Supreme Court in Washington earlier this year. States face a decision on continuing to participate in the federal Title X family planning services program. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As abortion ‘gag rule’ lands in court, states seek funding fix

The EPA would ordinarily evaluate pesticide safety, but it has never done so for marijuana because the plant is illegal under federal law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

As states legalize marijuana, pesticides may be a blind spot

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has endorsed several gun control proposals, including red flag and background check plans, but faces resistance from gun rights advocates and his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature. (Scott Olson/Getty Images file photo)

More states allowing gun seizures amid plague of mass shootings

The Judicial Crisis Network spent millions to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the face of vocal protest like this one in September 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Conservative judicial group is top donor to GOP state elections arm

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled in June that federal courts can’t interfere with state lawmakers who draw political maps to entrench a partisan advantage — a decision that’s driving priorities in both parties ahead of 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Gerrymandering in mind, parties target state legislative races

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown authorized state police to round up the missing Republicans. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Oregon’s GOP senators are still missing after stopping carbon bill

Emissions spew from a large stack at the coal fired Brandon Shores Power Plant in Baltimore.

Trump energy plan faces legal blitz over weaker emissions standards

Workers watch a gas flare at an oil well site in Williston, N.D., in 2013. The young climate activists in Juliana v. United States have argued that the federal  government’s policies supporting fossil fuel directly contributed to global climate change, which in turn threatens their lives and security. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images file photo)

Safe climate a constitutional right, young plaintiffs tell court

An Uber self-driving car navigates the streets of San Francisco last year. California was one of the first states to enact rules of the road for vehicles using automation, and others have followed suit. Meanwhile, federal lawmakers have failed to act. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo)

Washington goes slow on self-driving cars, and states don’t mind

People protest outside the Supreme Court in April against the Trump administration’s proposal to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census. (Win McNamee/Getty Images file photo)

States spend big on make-or-break 2020 census

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will be tasked with rulemaking for the state’s first-in-the-nation data privacy law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

California remains ground zero for data privacy fight

Trump's election in 2016 boosted interest in the national popular vote — at least among Democrats. (Tom Williams, CQ Roll Call file photo)

Colorado joins effort to elect presidents by popular vote, go around Electoral College

Boxes with the Amazon logo turned into a frown face are stacked up after a protest against Amazon in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough on November 14, 2018, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

State lawmakers seek ban on Amazon-like incentives

In Colorado, liberal enthusiasm propelled Jared Polis into the governor’s mansion. But it wasn’t enough to carry any of three high-profile ballot measures supported by the state Democratic Party. (Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images file photo)

Which ballot measure would you rather have a beer with?

Immigration rights protesters take over the Senate steps of the Capitol in 2017. In New Jersey, police will no longer be permitted to ask about a suspect’s immigration status. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

New Jersey Police Seek Immigrants’ Trust, Get Pushback From ICE

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, center, lost his bid for re-election in November, but the Republican Legislature has passed legislation curtailing the authority of his Democratic successor and the incoming Democratic attorney general.  (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Wisconsin GOP’s Lame-Duck Play: ‘A New Philosophy of Governing’

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left, is receiving 2020 presidential attention but will also be up for re-election for his Senate seat. California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is also finding her name in 2020 presidency conversations but her Senate term doesn’t expire until 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Can You Run for Congress and President? Depends Where

Bud Shuster, right, wipes his eye as he congratulates his son, Bill, for winning the Republican nomination to fill his seat in 2001. (Gary M. Baranec/AP)

End of the Road for the Highway King Shusters

Protesters opposing the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court march to Sen. Susan Collins’s office on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Republicans Eye Monday or Tuesday Floor Vote on Kavanaugh

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., told CQ that weekend work is possible if Senate can't get to FAA bill by Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

FAA Passage Likely, But Timing Unclear in Senate as Deadline Looms

An airplane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport at sunrise on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A Workhorse and a Hard Charger Aim for Transportation Top Spot

Los Angeles International Airport in March. Congress could be headed toward its sixth straight extension of FAA authorization if it fails to meet a Sept. 30 deadline. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

FAA Authorization Still Grounded in Senate

House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., left, and ranking member Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., both want to do a long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Key Players in FAA Conference Negotiations

Sen. John Thune says negotiating with the House before Senate passage is the best option to avoid a lapse of authorization Sept. 30, even if process questions remain. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

Senators Get Informal as FAA Deadline Nears

The campaign committee for Mimi Walters and an associated PAC have loaned or contributed $339,000 to Yes on 6. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

These GOP Lawmakers Gave Money to California Gas Tax Repeal Push

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks back to his office after the Senate GOP leadership press conference in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

After High Hopes in Senate, a Pit Stop for Spending Package

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Burr to Hold Up Water Bill, Slow Others, for Conservation Fund

Infrastructure is on the mind of House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., as he prepares to leave Congress at the end of this session. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Remember Infrastructure? Bill Shuster Says He’s Got a New Plan

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., says members are exploring spreading out payments to broadcasters for spectrum moves from one year to two. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Thune Adding TSA, NTSB Bills to FAA Authorization

Residents look down a flooded street in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in June 2008. The city is still recovering from some of its worst flooding on record. (Scott Olson/Getty Images file photo)

Authorized Flood Projects Left High and Dry on Funding

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., included a provision in the water infrastructure bill that would allow spending directly from the fund without approval by appropriators. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

CBO: Harbor Tax Provision in House Water Bill Widens Deficit

The House is voting next week on a bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. (Scott Olson/Getty Images file photo)

FAA Authorization Headed for House Floor Vote Next Week

While President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul D. Ryan seem to be on the same page when they talk about breaking up an infrastructure overhaul into several bills, many of those smaller measures would have happened anyway. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Big Plans for Infrastructure Fade to Business as Usual

A WMATA Metro Red Line Metro train pulls into Metro Center in Washington in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Metro Seeks Stable Federal Funding as States Set to Pony Up

Speaker Paul D. Ryan wants to break an infrastructure overhaul into pieces, moving five to six bills before the August recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Ryan’s Piecemeal Approach May Keep GOP Infrastructure Push Afloat