Who Will Win the Debate Over Whether ARPA is Working?

Who Will Win the Debate Over Whether ARPA is Working?

President Biden’s lead advisor on the American Rescue Plan Act, at a gathering of county officials in Denver this past week, rejected growing claims from congressional Republicans that there are significant problems with wasteful spending of the $350 billion in state and local aid provided under the pandemic relief law. “I think that the criticisms … Read more

States and Localities Plan for Billions in ARPA Workforce Spending

States and Localities Plan for Billions in ARPA Workforce Spending

States, localities, territories and tribes are looking to plow over $13 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act toward workforce investments, the White House said Wednesday. That sum includes about $9 billion from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund—the $350 billion pot of state and local government aid in the pandemic relief law. The … Read more