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This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, health, and the economy.

Chart of the Week — States Are Using Their Fiscal Recovery Funds

States Are Using Their Fiscal Recovery Funds

Share of total state Fiscal Recovery Funds appropriated (excludes funds granted to local governments)

Note: The American Rescue Plan gave states $197.8 billion in Fiscal Recovery Funds to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: CBPP analysis

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights: 
Child tax credit: Expanding it helped 1M N.J. families. But push to revive bigger payments stalled.
March 10, 2022

After Two Years of Covid, the U.S. Economy Is Thriving. We Have the Great Recession to Thank.
New Republic
March 8, 2022

Many Americans are eligible for more generous tax credits this year. They will have to file a return in order to get the money
March 8, 2022

States Push Tax Cuts Amid Big Budgets, Inflationary Pressures
Wall Street Journal
March 7, 2022

Federal Money Saved Economy as Pandemic Exposed Weak Safety Net
Capital & Main
March 7, 2022

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