Boston Globe columnist Larry Edelman highlights a recent letter signed by over 130 economic policy experts calling on the federal government to provide significant aid to state and local governments. The letter was co-written by several SSN members, including economist Alicia Sasser Modestino, who is quoted in the column: “If you wanted to get aid to where it’s needed most, then you should be providing it to state governments and letting them make the decisions.” [Boston Globe]
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