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Next Relief Package Should Include Funds for Subsidized Jobs

July 30, 2020

The economic relief package that policymakers are now negotiating must both reduce extreme hardship and lay the groundwork for a strong recovery. Funding for subsidized jobs — an effective approach during the Great Recession of a decade ago — could help address both goals. The Senate Republican plan doesn’t include enough funding to address hardship and doesn’t let the funds go to subsidized...

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Senate Republican Plan’s Emergency Fund a Good Step, But Inadequate

July 30, 2020

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Coronavirus Emergency Fund in the Senate Republican relief plan is a step in the right direction, but it won’t nearly meet the sharply rising need due to COVID-19 and the resulting recession. Its $2 billion is just 40 percent of the $5 billion that states received...

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