ABSTRACT

Cost of Republican Inaction, Volume 1: American Families and Communities Will Pay the Price 'If Republicans Refuse to Support State and Local Services'   [open pdf - 582KB]

From the Document: "Across America, state and local governments provide critical services that are needed every day to keep people safe, educate our children, and maintain our quality of life. These services are even more important in times of crisis like the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. Police officers, 911 operators, firefighters, doctors, nurses, teachers, bus drivers, and so many other public service workers are truly essential. During this pandemic, however, our state and local governments are facing rising costs and collapsing revenues. President Trump said that states were the frontlines in the COVID-19 health crisis and that he would have their backs. Yet, now after leading efforts to respond and protect lives, governors are being told that the White House and Republicans in Congress won't have their backs. They face massive budget deficits that are already forcing over a million layoffs and cuts to services our families and businesses depend upon. Without urgent federal assistance, these cuts will soon affect our safety, the education of our children, and our overall quality of life. They will also prolong our nation's recovery from this unprecedented health and economic crisis."

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The Cost of Republican Inaction v. 1
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2020-05-19
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Public Domain
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Democratic Policy Committee: https://www.democrats.senate.gov/
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