Centering on Coronavirus: Finding the Center on State and Local Aid
In this issue brief, published June 1, 2020, The New Center suggests the outlines of an urgent and common-sense bipartisan compromise that would keep states and localities afloat and keep frontline workers on the job now, while developing a more sustainable framework for state and local aid for future crises.
in state budget shortfalls are predicted over the next three years
40.8 million people filed for unemployment in the first ten weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic
The median U.S. state has 7.7% of general fund expenditures saved in its "rainy day" fund