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by Aaron Thompson, on April 29, 2020 at 2:33 PM

Since our last post, the economic fallout and revenue ramifications for cities have become much clearer. The federal government has announced further details about CARES Act funds that have been …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 17, 2020 at 8:53 AM

As the COVID-19 pandemic appears to inch closer to its peak in the United States, local governments are preparing to brace for the economic and fiscal fallout that awaits them …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 14, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Beyond direct assistance to local governments through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act recently passed by Congress includes many other appropriations through programs frequently …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 8, 2020 at 11:09 AM

State and local governments are on the frontlines of this crisis. Here are a few ideas for how local leaders can help their communities restore morale and stability during this …

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by Ted Kamel, on April 7, 2020 at 1:26 PM

Hi, I'm Ted Kamel, Senior Vice President of Azavar in Tyler, Texas. When I was in my early 20's, I was very involved in civic organizations here in Tyler, Texas …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 1, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Last week, the United States Congress passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Many resources were included in this package to assist local …

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