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COVID-19: State, Local, and Federal Officials Comment on Enhanced Funding and School Reopening : July 17, August 12, and August 13, 2020

COVID-19: State, Local, and Federal Officials Comment on Enhanced Funding and School Reopening
Heather Kerrigan

State and local governments took a significant economic hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were forced to spend more on health care resources and social services, but because unemployment was rising and businesses were closing, they brought in less tax revenue, money that typically makes up a significant portion of state, city, and county budgets. Many leaders looked to the federal government for assistance to ensure they did not have to make substantial, ongoing cuts to vital services, but Congress offered little financial help. ...

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