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Governors, Mayors Warn of Big Spending Cuts Without New Aid (1)

July 28, 2020, 4:30 PM

After Senate Republicans balked at extending new federal aid to help cover states’ and cities’ swelling budget shortfalls, governors and mayors warned that they’re facing drastic spending cuts that will put the nation’s economic recovery at risk.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans on Monday released a $1 trillion package, setting off negotiations with Democrats. The plan doesn’t include additional funding to address states and local government budget deficits, a stark contrast to the approximately $1 trillion that Democrats included in the bill the House passed in May. It does loosen restrictions on the use of ...