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Federal Aid Dwarfs the Fall in State Tax Revenues

The Wall Street Journal published a news story suggesting that public schools face ruin without more federal aid.

Spin in WSJ Budget Story

The Wall Street Journal has published a biased news story regarding state budgets.

No More State Aid

In response to the crisis, federal policymakers have passed a series of aid packages providing hundreds of billions of dollars to state and local governments.

Kill Two Birds with One Stone: Repeal Collective Bargaining

Congress is debating legislation meant to address police misconduct along with a further aid package for state and local governments struggling with budget deficits.

Federal Aid for State‐​Local Police

Presidential candidate Joe Biden said that he does not favor defunding police but instead “conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness.”

Police Spending Soars at the Federal Level

Some protestors are calling for defunding the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death and other incidents of police misconduct.

Spending on Police by State

Amid the outcry over George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests, some people are calling for defunding the police.

State Government Cuts and the Economy

A Wall Street Journal news article by David Harrison claims, “State and local government spending and employment levels didn’t fully recover from the 2007-09 recession until last fall, a decade after the downturn ended and only a few months before the coronavirus led to a new round of cuts.”

California’s Budget and Rainy Day Fund

Congress is considering passing additional financial aid for state and local governments.

Dem Plan for $3 Trillion in New Coronavirus Aid Is Too Costly – States Must Cut Spending

A proposal by House Democrats announced Tuesday to spend over $3 trillion more to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic would send the federal deficit skyrocketing and place an enormous burden on taxpayers to fund.

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