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State and Local Aid Remains Roadblock to Bipartisan Stimulus Deal

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State and Local Aid Remains Roadblock to Bipartisan Stimulus Deal

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WASHINGTON—Democrats and Republicans are far apart in their proposals for the next COVID relief plan and funding for states and localities remains one of the biggest differences, as in previous talks. While Democrats want to bail out states, tax revenue data shows that states have actually fared better than expected, raising the question of whether a big federal stimulus is really needed. In his first week in office, President Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion rescue plan to combat the economic downturn and the pandemic. The new administration’s plan includes $350 billion in emergency funding for state and local governments to help them meet budget shortfalls. A group of 10 Republican senators proposed spending $618 billion for the relief package, which is about one-third of Biden’s plan. The Republican proposal offers no aid to state and local governments. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), one of the lawmakers who put forward the …

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