State Policy Network

Coronavirus Solutions: A State-by-State Guide to Addressing the Impact of the Coronavirus

Introduction

In helping states and policymakers navigate the healthcare and economic crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, independent, free-market think tanks have proposed over 100 solutions to ensure Americans have access to healthcare, students are educated, and families and businesses can financially recover. This page summarizes these policy solutions for states and provides a comprehensive list of state-specific ideas and resources.

Resources by State

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | KentuckyLouisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Nebraska | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin

5 solutions for increasing access to life-saving healthcare

1. Free up healthcare resources for the sick by removing barriers that restrict the use of healthcare beds and medical equipment.
States should increase the supply of hospital beds and ventilators by removing all Certificate-of-Need (CON) barriers to hospital and healthcare facilities.

2. Fortify and expand the number of healthcare responders.
Our current healthcare providers need back-up. Yet state-level scope-of-practice laws govern—and often limit—the activities healthcare providers may engage in when caring for patients. States can bolster the number of available healthcare providers and facilities through scope-of-practice reform.

3. Allow patients to seek healthcare expertise remotely to avoid spread of disease.
As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, other health needs will not disappear. We need to make it possible for relatively healthy patients to access medical care at home—away from carriers of the coronavirus. Tele-health and telemedicine solutions enable the healthcare system to continue serving these patients and keep them protected in this rapidly changing environment.

4. Allow healthcare professionals to serve where needs are greatest.
Many states currently require in-state licensing before a medical professional, who holds a current license in another state, is allowed to practice. According to The Buckeye Institute, states should follow Arizona’s lead and allow licensing reciprocity among all fifty states. This solution is especially powerful for states hit hardest by COVID-19 because it would allow them to tap into the expertise and support of healthcare professionals in multiple states who can help meet the growing needs.

5. Give patients financial peace of mind by eliminating surprise billing.
COVID-19 will most certainly have an impact on our economy. It is already leading to thousands of job and income losses for Americans. We need to ensure people don’t get treated and end up with enormous medical costs.

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3 solutions for revitalizing state economies and jobs

1. Keep state budgets funded, balanced, and able to provide core services by reprioritizing government spending to focus on crisis response.
States will experience increased deficits as healthcare and social welfare outlays surge and revenues decline. Tax hikes will only threaten an economic recovery when they are imposed on American families and businesses struggling to make ends meet. Instead, policymakers can produce balanced budgets during this time of financial stress in order to seed the ground for future entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic growth.

2. Give American families and businesses financial peace of mind through tax relief.
Burdensome taxes challenge families and businesses in good times. They put jobs and business survival at risk in bad times. State think tanks are driving solutions to ensure that businesses and families experience tax relief, and that the tax code get fixed to maximize short-run business liquidity while making state codes more competitive.

3. Boost job creation and innovation by cutting red tape.
Entrepreneurs suffocate under red tape. Millions of Americans will soon need to find new jobs, and state leaders can grease the wheels of innovation and job creation by scaling back regulations that lead to uncertainty and increased costs of doing business.

Additional Economic Resources for States

6 things states can do to support learning during coronavirus

Solution 1: Require schools to continue providing education via distance learning.

  • Require that, in order to receive state funding for the remainder of the year, schools must continue to provide instruction from a distance. Leave flexibility up to schools and districts to determine how it is done.
  • States should ensure that all schools and districts are aware of the Department of Education’s March guidance that says: “To be clear: ensuring compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act should not prevent any school from offering educational programs through distance instruction.” This could be accomplished by requiring the state education agency or department of education to send a notice to each charter and district.
  • Remove all barriers, such as contract limitations or employment rules, that could limit learning during this unprecedented time.

Solution 2: Support schools and teachers working to provide quality distance learning.

  • Consider a stipend for teacher professional development so that educators may access training on how to teach virtually and how to convert in-person curriculum to remote.
  • Reward teachers who are going above and beyond in navigating this crisis and supporting their students with creative and effective approaches.
  • States could set up a small fund that school leaders could tap into for merit-based bonuses.

Solution 3: Waive seat time requirements and make online learning “count.”

  • States should waive arbitrary seat time requirements and ensure that any learning completed at home and online “counts” toward grade completion requirements.

Solution 4: Work to address online equity issues for low-income and rural communities.

  • Subsidize school district purchases of hot spots and needed devices and hardware connectivity, especially for portions not covered by E-rate.
  • Spur broadband infrastructure progress by incentivizing companies through a tax break for meeting a certain timeline (a win-win as it could employ latent construction labor) and by removing regulatory barriers to speed up approval processes (leaving critical safety regulations in place).
  • Instead of waiting for the FCC auction in October, create a competitive bidding process for broadband contracts by holding reverse auctions for rapid deployment to determine which telecom companies can deploy what, how fast, and for what amount.

Solution 5: Consider school choice mechanisms to help families.

  • Direct a portion of state per-pupil funding directly to families in the form of a mini Education Savings Account that can be used to purchase curriculum, books, tutoring, or other educational needs related to at-home learning.
  • States should consider a tax credit or ability for non-itemizers to deduct donations and/or tuition payments to private schools.
  • Allow the creation of high-quality online schools in states that do not have them, and allow families to enroll their children in high-quality online programs or virtual charter schools.

Solution 6: Share stories of innovation with all schools and districts.

  • As schools and districts innovate in response to these unique circumstances, share best practices with others across the state so that success may be replicated. For example, in California, Los Angeles Unified School District is using public broadcasting to teach students. This type of solution could be accomplished informally through any sort of policy mechanism, or states could potentially share this information with their districts via state education agency communications.

Resources by State


Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | KentuckyLouisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Nebraska | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin

Alabama

Alabama Policy Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
COVID-19 in Alabama: A Primer on the Impacts of the Coronavirus on the State
Healthy Citizenry, Healthy Economy, Healthy Society

Alaska

Alaska Policy Forum

Comprehensive Solutions: Recovery Agenda for Alaska

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state licenses, scope of practice reform, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical reforms.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Enact property tax deferrals or relief, cut back on government non-essentials, freeze public sector pay and hiring, loosen occupational licensing laws, extend regulatory deadlines for licenses and permits.

Arizona

Goldwater Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
Coronavirus and COVID-19: Goldwater’s Insight and Analysis
Our Plan to Revitalize America and Recover from Coronavirus
Reducing the administrative State to speed recovery

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, recognize out-of-state licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals, use medical and nursing students, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments.

California

California Policy Center 

Comprehensive Solutions: Suggested Executive Orders for California Gavin Newsom.

Healthcare: Use medical and nursing students.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Cut public-sector pay, repeal laws limiting independent contractors, slow enacted minimum wage increases, temporary suspension of minimum wage increase, lower minimum wage.

Other Recommendations: Resume enforcement of select laws, relocate homeless people to shelters.

 

Pacific Research Institute

Comprehensive Solutions: Coronavirus

Healthcare: Expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals, expand telemedicine/technology options.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Avoid tax increases, reducing barriers for contractors, reduce barriers for contractors.

Freedom Foundation California

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Moratorium on deducting public union dues.

Colorado

Independence Institute

Comprehensive Solutions: Polis is Listening to Us

Healthcare: Recognize out-of-state licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals, pharmaceutical reforms, insurance reforms, waive requirements for out-of-state telemedicine providers.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Tax reform, repurpose electric car and film subsidy funds to health initiatives, waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, lower minimum wage, match the IRS deadline for filing taxes.

Other Recommendations: Repeal plastic bag ban to prevent disease spread, allow more innovation in delivery services, allow legislatures to meet over video conference, lift regulations on hand sanitizer manufacturing, delay energy mandates.

Connecticut

Yankee Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
Yankee Institute Policy Suggestions for Mitigating the Economic Impact of COVID-19
COVID-19 Resources and Q&A
Gov. Lamont’s panel on reopening Connecticut must include small business representatives

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Tax reform, waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, temporary suspension of minimum wage increase, suspend scheduled pay increases for state employees.

Florida

Foundation for Government Accountability

Comprehensive Solutions: COVID-19 Proactive Solutions for States Healthcare

Healthcare: Expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professionals.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Extend tax filing deadlines, expand opportunities to start home businesses, waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, postpone property tax due date.

Other Recommendations: Extend regulatory deadlines for licenses and permits, relax weight and size regulations for essential deliveries, waive hunting regulations.

James Madison Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
Curing the Physician Shortage: State-Level Prescriptions for a National Problem
Principles for Prosperity: A Road Map for the Future of Florida

Healthcare: Expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals insurance reforms, use medical and nursing students.

Georgia

Georgia Center for Opportunity

Comprehensive Solutions:
Reopening Responsibly
Fully Reopening Georgia’s Economy Safely
What You Need to Know About Coronavirus(COVID-19) in Georgia

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Establish a Georgia Task Force on the economy and education, tap into civil society resources.

Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Comprehensive Solutions: Near-Term Proposals as Georgia Tackles COVID-19

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Freeze public sector pay and hiring, suspend sales tax and other fees on taxis and ride-sharing services, consider suspending or delaying collection of unemployment-insurance taxes from employers for up to three months.

Other Recommendations: Lift restrictions on working from home, extend regulatory deadlines for licenses and permits, identify vital needs best served by private sectors, allow more innovation in delivery services, prioritize crisis response funding, allow charitable organizations to distribute homemade sandwiches to the needy, immediate resumption of US visa processing for seasonal agriculture workers.

Education Solutions: Expand school choice to help students, families, and the economy

Hawaii

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Comprehensive solutions:
18 ways to get Hawaii back on its feet
How to navigate the ‘coronavirus recession’

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Tax reform, cut non-essential state spending, temporary suspension of minimum wage increase, lower minimum wage, delay, suspend, carve exemptions for or eliminate the general excise, smart budgeting at the city level

Other Recommendations: Innovate to abide by transparency laws, pension reform.

Idaho

Idaho Freedom Foundation

Comprehensive Solutions:
How Government Officials Can Assist Idahoans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Help Idahoans Help Themselves: Immediate Actions to Get Residents Working Again

Healthcare: Expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, freeze public sector pay and hiring, cut back on non-essentials, preemptively impose other spending cuts, suspend or postpone local occupational and business license renewal mandates, extend property tax payment periods.

Other Recommendations: Broadcast government meetings.

Illinois

Illinois Policy Institute

Comprehensive Solutions: What You Need to Know About Coronavirus in Illinois

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, recognize out-of-state licenses

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Enact property tax deferrals or relief, reform pension debts, delay or cancel taxes and fees where possible, look to other states to develop a responsible re-opening plan

Indiana

Indiana Policy Review Foundation

Healthcare: Remove CDC and FDA red tape to increase testing availability.

Iowa

Tax Education Foundation of Iowa

Comprehensive Solutions:
Steps to an Economic Recovery
Acts of Community and Service in Iowa

Healthcare: Remove occupational licensing barriers, repeal certificate-of-need laws,

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Avoid tax increases, eliminate unnecessary regulations.

Kansas

Kansas Policy Institute

Comprehensive Solutions: Post-COVID Recovery Plan

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state licenses, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals, use medical and nursing students, pharmaceutical reforms.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Freeze public sector pay and hiring, spend down cash reserves to buy time to find other cost reductions, establish an independent, auditable cost/benefit analysis program for all new regulations, enact property tax relief, ease restrictions on deliveries.

Other Recommendations: Lift regulations on hand sanitizer manufacturing.

Kentucky

Bluegrass Institute

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Fight off new forms of taxation

Pegasus Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
COVID-19 Research
Post-COVID Recovery Plan

Other Recommendations: Give voters the right to consider guaranteeing rights for crime victims

Louisiana

Pelican Institute for Public Policy

Comprehensive Solutions: What Louisiana’s Government Should and Shouldn’t Do During COVID-19, Policy Solutions to Get Louisiana Working

Healthcare: Adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical reforms

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Don’t make Permanent changes to unemployment eligibility

Other Recommendations: Allow more innovation in delivery services

Maine

Maine Policy Institute

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, insurance reforms,

Maryland

Maryland Public Policy Institute

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Avoid tax increases

Massachusetts

Pioneer Institute

Healthcare: Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) Methodology Discriminates Against Older Americans, Threatens to Deny Seniors Access to Life-Saving CareThe Massachusetts Crises Of Care Guidelines Need Re-Thinking.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Extend tax filing deadlines, learning from other nation’s reopening efforts

Michigan

Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Comprehensive Solutions:
COVID-19: Coalition Offers Blueprint for Health, Safety and Economic Opportunity
Guiding Principles for Re-Energizing Michigan’s Economy in 2020.

Healthcare: Reform certificate-of-need laws, recognize out-of-state licenses, promote telemedicine.

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Keep all manufacturing businesses open, separate COVID-19 items from other supplemental appropriations, tap into state rainy day funds, cut non-essential state spending.

Minnesota

Center of the American Experiment

Comprehensive Solutions: What Coronavirus Means for Minnesota

Healthcare: Reform certificate-of-need laws, recognize out-of-state licenses

Other Recommendations: Pension reform

Mississippi

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Comprehensive Solutions: An Agenda for Recovery in Mississippi

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, recognize out-of-state licenses, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, require a full regulatory audit of every agency to provide regulatory relief and allow for changes to regulations, ease restrictions on deliveries, distribute federal funds to the more efficient private sector

Other Recommendations: Modernize the DMV, allow more innovation in delivery services, repeal plastic bag ban to prevent disease spread

Missouri

Show-Me Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
Missouri Must Declare a Policy War on Coronavirus and Win
More Policies to Fight COVID-19
Moving Missouri Forward: COVID-19 Response

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state licenses, scope of practice reform, insurance reforms

Nebraska

Platte Institute

Comprehensive Solutions from
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Nebraska Economy: First Cut

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Separate COVID-19 items from other supplemental appropriations, cut non-essential state spending, waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, extend tax filing deadline

New Hampshire

Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy

Comprehensive Solutions: Five guidelines for reopening New Hampshires economy

Other Recommendations: Repeal plastic bag ban to prevent disease spread

New Jersey

Garden State Initiative 

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Avoid gas tax increases

New Mexico

Rio Grande Foundation

Comprehensive Solutions: Eight Shutdown Decisions Gov. MLG Should Consider Reversing Right Now

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Don’t raise taxes, cut spending, relax occupational licensing rules and regulations so people can work

Other Recommendations: Repeal plastic bag ban to prevent disease spread

New York

Empire Center for Public Policy

Comprehensive Solutions:
#NYCoronavirus Chronicles
Amid Covid, a shaky state budget
Seven Steps to Recovery & Renewal

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Enact and enforce tax caps, freeze public sector pay and hiring

Other Recommendations: Innovate to abide by transparency laws

North Carolina

Civitas Institute

Comprehensive Solutions: Coronavirus Policy Response

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, , scope of practice reform, insurance reforms

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Tap into state rainy day funds, keep farmers markets open and waive municipal restrictions on them, allow the sale of raw milk, match temporarily unemployed workers with farms to address labor shortage,

 

John Locke Foundation

Comprehensive Solutions: North Carolina-Based Solutions to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Healthcare: Recognize out-of-state-licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals, pharmaceutical reforms, make healthcare deregulation permanent

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Tap into state rainy day funds, extend tax filing deadline, expand access to reliable electricity

Other Recommendations: Guidelines for corrections during pandemicguidelines for corrections during pandemic

Ohio

The Buckeye Institute

Comprehensive Solutions: Policy Solutions for the Pandemic: How to Fight the Impact of Coronavirus, Roadmap to Reopening Safely

Healthcare: Recognize out-of-state-licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, use medical and nursing students, insurance reforms, give nurse practitioners full practice authority, adopt universal occupational license reciprocity

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Fight off new forms of taxation, reprioritize government spending, request federal support for state unemployment benefits, request federal benefits for daycare and hourly workers, transparency in reopening process, tap into state rainy day funds, increase access to reliable internet

Other Recommendations: Criteria For Transitioning Ohioans Back to Work Should Be Public and Transparent

Education Solutions: Expand Education Savings Account to increase parent choices in schooling

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Comprehensive Solutions: Three dozen COVID-era policies to get Oklahoma moving again

Healthcare: Expand telemedicine/technology options

Other Recommendations: Use CARES Act money to invest in improving K-12 Education

Oregon

Cascade Policy Institute

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Fight off new forms of taxation, extend tax filing and payment deadlines, balance budgets without raising taxes

Freedom Foundation

Other Recommendations: Moratorium on deducting public union dues,

Pennsylvania

Commonwealth Foundation

Comprehensive Solutions: Policy Recommendations to Fight COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

Healthcare: Expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state-licenses, scope of practice reform, expand scope of practice for additional medical professionals

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Cut non-essential state spending, prepare a stop-gap budget, move special funds online, waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, removing barriers to speed economic recovery

Other Recommendations: End government monopoly on liquor sales

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity

Comprehensive Solutions:

Rhode Island COVID-19 Crisis: 20 Public Policy Solutions to Restore Financial and Health Security
10 More Rescue Policy Ideas To Aid Recovery From The COVID-19 Crisis

Healthcare: Expand telemedicine/technology options

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery

South Carolina

Palmetto Promise Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
Responding to COVID-19
SC Removes Regulatory Obstacles, More Still to be Done
Twelve steps to jumpstart a post-COVID palmetto state economy

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, use medical and nursing students, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, insurance reforms

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Cut back on non-essentials, free public sector hiring, allow beer and wine delivery,

Other Recommendations: Loosen restrictions on childcare licenses, extend hunting licenses

Tennessee

Beacon Center of Tennessee

Comprehensive Solutions: Policy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Don’t Call it a Comeback: getting Tennesseeans back to work

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professional, use medical and nursing students, give nurse practitioners full practice authority, pharmaceutical reforms, insurance reforms, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Extend tax filing deadlines, suspend sales tax and other fees on taxis and ride-sharing services, take measures to increase liquidity for businesses, tap into state rainy day funds, freeze public sector pay and hiring, allow professionals like barbers and cosmetologists to see clients in their homes, ease restrictions on deliveries

Other Recommendations: Extend regulatory deadlines for licenses and permits, guidelines for corrections during pandemic

Texas

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Comprehensive Solutions: Texas Public Policy Foundation Recovery Agenda

Healthcare: Recognize out-of-state licenses, pharmaceutical reforms, insurance reforms, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments, increase telemedicine options

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Enforce state property tax reforms, put hold on non-essential government debt, eliminate regulations not necessary for public health and safety, ensure businesses have operating cash for re-openings

Other Recommendations: Expedite the reunification of families via the foster system,

Utah

Libertas Institute

Other Recommendations: Exercise caution in using anti-price gouging laws, ease restrictions on deliveries

Sutherland Institute

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Utah rolls out plan to reopen the economy – will it ever be the same?

Virginia

 

Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Keep Cash Flowing, suspend minimum wage increase, postpone scheduled tax increases

Virginia Institute for Public Policy

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Cut non-essential state spending, delay for one year all measures that add to cost of living or doing business in state, and all unfunded mandates,

Vermont

Ethan Allen Institute

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Exercise caution in using anti-price gouging laws,

Washington

Washington Policy Center

Comprehensive Solutions: WPC policy recommendations for combating impact of COVID-19

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, expand telemedicine/technology options, recognize out-of-state licenses, use medical and nursing students, limit medical malpractice awards

Protecting Jobs & Economies: moratorium on deducting public union dues, Freedom Foundation; Enact property tax deferrals or relief, reallocate state funds earmarked for capital spending and non-urgent expenses to healthcare, Washington Policy Center

Other Recommendations: Review requirements for ballot measures

 

Freedom Foundation

Other Recommendations: Three-month moratorium on public union dues would pump hundreds of millions back to hardworking Americans

 

West Virginia

Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy

Comprehensive Solutions from: Joint Letter to the Governor: Consideration of Waiving Certain Statutory Requirements Under Emergency Powers of the Governor

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, recognize out-of-state licenses, expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professional, use medical and nursing students, give nurse practitioners full practice authority, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Expedite tax refunds, complete a systematic review and suspension of all regulations that may unnecessarily inhibit the operation, profitability, or likelihood of post-COVID-19 recovery

Wisconsin

Badger Institute

Comprehensive Solutions:
Guidelines for Addressing an Emergency
Free Market Coalition To Gov. Evers: Continue To Cut Red Tape To Fight Pandemic

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, scope of practice reform, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professional, use medical and nursing students, pharmaceutical reforms, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Waive occupational licensing requirements and filing fees, extend expiring licenses to aid economic recovery, hold off on any new spending, use rainy day funds, continue existing efforts to loosen licensing requirements.

 

MacIver Institute

Comprehensive Solutions: Free Market Coalition To Gov. Evers: Continue To Cut Red Tape To Fight Pandemic

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, scope of practice reform, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professional, use medical and nursing students, pharmaceutical reforms, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Waive new taxes on workers teleworking across state lines, allow Work-Share requirements to apply to businesses of any size

 

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

Comprehensive Solutions:
How Wisconsin Should Spend its CARES K-12 Funding
Free Market Coalition To Gov. Evers: Continue To Cut Red Tape To Fight Pandemic

Healthcare: Reform Certificate of Need Laws, scope of practice reform, adjust licensing requirements for healthcare professional, use medical and nursing students, pharmaceutical reforms, reduce barriers to testing and experimental treatments

Protecting Jobs & Economies: Waive new taxes on workers teleworking across state lines, allow Work-Share requirements to apply to businesses of any size

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