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Just about a month ago, Congress passed The American Rescue Plan Act to extend $1.9 trillion nationally for COVID-19 relief and economic recovery efforts, with $4.4 billion earmarked for Michigan local government.

Registration is open now for IPPSR’s next Public Policy Forum reviewing effects that federal pandemic stimulus might have on local government. The Forum is set for Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at noon on Zoom. It will conclude about 1:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Please note this Public Policy Forum is on a Tuesday.

This IPPSR Public Policy Forum features panelists:

See IPPSR Michigan Policy Wonk blog post analyzing ARPA winners and losers. Conclusion: a new stimulus benefits workers, families, schools, local governments --  just about everyone.

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