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How Have States Used Their Direct COVID Relief Funds?

Here are some notable trends showing how lower levels of government have spent some of their relief funds.

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January 14, 2022
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Spending on Unemployment Insurance is Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Unemployment Insurance (UI) was a critical part of the federal government’s response to the recession caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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January 14, 2022
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Top Economists Weigh in on Rising Inflation, Growing Debt, and America’s Economic Future

In 2022, America faces key questions about rising inflation, new COVID variants, growing national debt and an uncertain economic recovery. To help shed light on a complex set of factors and indicators, the Peterson Foundation brought together two leading experts for the latest edition of the Economic Forum.

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January 13, 2022
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As National Debt Surpasses $29 Trillion, Voters Remain Highly Concerned about America’s Fiscal Outlook

At the start of 2022 with a record $29 trillion in national debt, U.S. voters of all stripes are growing more concerned about America’s unsustainable federal budget outlook, according to the non-partisan Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s newest monthly index.

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January 7, 2022
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The American Rescue Plan is Projected to Boost the Economy by 73¢ for Every Dollar Spent

Although the costliest measures are anticipated to contribute the most to the economy, CBO found those measures are not necessarily expected to provide the most bang for the buck.

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January 5, 2022
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