America CARES Act


Special update: Legislature’s initial COVID-19 response sets up need for additional sustained action

BY: - April 30, 2020

By Leila Pedersen, Suzy Khachaturyan, Alexandra Sirota and Patrick McHugh of the N.C. Budget & Tax Center North Carolina’s General Assembly is poised to finalize its first legislative proposal this week, as Congress did in early March. The Senate has signaled it will return in three weeks to take up other matters, while the House has […]


Latest federal aid package falls short in helping small businesses

BY: - April 23, 2020

New legislation also missed the opportunity to provide state and local governments with much-needed aid The latest federal package to address the ripple effects of COVID-19 in our communities won’t do the work necessary to ensure people can put food on the table and stay in their homes, or that state and local governments will […]


What to watch now that Congress has passed the America CARES Act

BY: - March 28, 2020

Read more ongoing coverage of state and federal policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ongoing coverage of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic There’s a lot to digest in the $2 trillion rescue package Congress just passed. The wide-ranging bill contains some vitally needed aid in this moment of crisis, some dubious […]