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 Committee 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.