State and Local Governments Need Federal Help, Too
Bangor Daily News
The COVID-19 crisis has two faces — a health disaster, and an unprecedented contraction of economic activity. More than ever, Mainers’ and all Americans’ fate depends on excellent leadership and good policy, economic as well as public health, at all levels of government. With public health experts warning that we may be at least a year away from being able to fully reopen our economy, just how bad this crisis becomes, and especially, how long it lasts, depends on quick and wise actions by Congress and President Donald Trump. One glaring omission thus far is a lack of adequate federal assistance to help state and local governments cope with the crisis.