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Biden relief proposal includes $350 billion for state and local government

January 15, 2021

The COVID-19 rescue package President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he plans to introduce upon taking office includes $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, which have pleaded for months that they need more federal assistance to overcome steep budget gaps created by the health crisis and its economic shutdowns.

The state and local aid is part of a broader $1.9 trillion package, which also includes money for extended unemployment insurance, vaccine distribution, school reopening plans, public transit, federal technology programs and an expansion of stimulus checks.

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