Mayor’s Office launches “transparency portal” for city’s federal COVID relief funds spending

When is a “dashboard” not a “dashboard”? Apparently when it’s a “transparency portal.” Mayor Harrell has launched such a thing to elucidate how the city is spending nearly $300 million of COVID relief funding from the federal government. The spending is broken up into five broad categories: housing and homelessness; …

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State rainy day funds

According to research by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington is the only state with a negative “rainy day fund.” This is in contrast to the nationwide trend leading to record amounts accumulated in states’ rainy day funds. The state does have other reserves it can draw on in times of …

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