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Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and brings nearly a decade of experience to the Localgov Blog. He has worked with the U.S. House of Representatives and Kentucky Department for Local Government where he worked directly with officials to address their needs.

Recent Posts by Aaron Thompson:

by Aaron Thompson, on June 24, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Last Wednesday, the Azavar and Localgov team partnered with the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) for an update via webinar on federal funding assistance to local governments. We were …

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Topics:covid-19localgovcitizenseconomytaxpayerrevenuewebinar

by Aaron Thompson, on June 5, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Earlier this year as Americans watched news coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak around the world, the state of Washington was the first in our country that garnered attention due to …

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Topics:local governmentcovid-19localgovSales Tax

by Aaron Thompson, on May 13, 2020 at 2:04 PM

As revenue reports and estimates for state, county, and city governments continue to be announced, the numbers continue to be very bleak. Over the past few blog posts and in …

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Topics:local governmentcovid-19localgovcares actfederal governmentdisaster relief funds

by Aaron Thompson, on May 5, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Last week, the Localgov team enjoyed hosting a webinar for local governments from across the nation as we shared information about resources available in response to COVID-19. Entities from 48 …

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Topics:local governmentcovid-19cares actfederal governmentdisaster relief funds

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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Topics:local governmentcovid-19localgovcares actfederal governmentdisaster relief funds

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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Topics:local governmentlocal leadershipazavarcovid-19localgovemergencycares actfederal governmentstate government

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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Topics:local governmentlocal leadershipazavarcovid-19localgovemergencycares actfederal governmentstate government

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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Topics:local governmentlocal leadershipazavarcovid-19localgovemergency

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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Topics:local governmentlocal leadershiphealth safety servicesazavarcovid-19social distancinglocalgov