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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..

This month, IPPSR wrapped up its Spring Public Policy Forums Series by exploring how Michigan's local communities could invest, spend and distribute funds meant to help them recover from the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

See the IPPSR Public Policy Forum video.from this session by clicking here.

This IPPSR Public Policy Forum featured 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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