From the Webpage: "State and local governments are significant players in the U.S. economy. Employment by state and local governments represents about 13 percent of total employment in the U.S.--more than the federal government. State and local tax revenues represent about 9 percent of GDP [gross domestic product]. And unlike the federal government, state and local governments generally have to balance their operating budgets; they can't borrow to finance large deficits. This Q&A [question and answer] examines the fiscal impact that COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has had on state and local governments and is drawn from 'Fiscal Effects of COVID-19,' presented at the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity on September 24, 2020."
Brookings Institution: https://www.brookings.edu/