What shovel-ready projects is the State moving on?

The State Legislature is reconvening next week to consider a limited number of budget items, including funding for a range of "shovel-ready" projects.

Let's dig into that list of projects. This embedded database is based on a PDF published on April 13, 2020 by the House Select Committ􏰀ee on COVID‐19 Economic and Financial Preparedness.

It's unclear whether the Legislature is contemplating utilizing CARES monies to pay for these projects. If it were, they would need to meet several requirements:

To be necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic; were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of enactment of the CARES Act (March 27); and are incurred between March and December of 2020.

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