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ICYMI: North Carolina League of Municipalities Calls for Aid for State, Local Governments

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July 1, 2020


ICYMI: North Carolina League of Municipalities Calls for Aid for State, Local Governments


But Tillis Agrees With Mitch McConnell’s Position to Allow Struggling Communities to “Take the Bankruptcy Route”


RALEIGH, N.C. - On Monday, the North Carolina League of Municipalities joined advocates from around the country calling for federal aid for state and local governments in order to prevent layoffs and keep residents safe and healthy. States and localities are facing billions of dollars in budget shortfalls that could necessitate layoffs of firefighters and teachers and more cuts to essential services. Previously, Senator Thom Tillis said he was “more or less aligned” with Senator Mitch McConnell’s attempts to push state and local governments to “take the bankruptcy route.”

 

“The coronavirus continues to endanger lives across North Carolina, and this is no time for cuts to public health or other essential local services,” said Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson. “Senator Tillis should stop aligning himself with Mitch McConnell and start aligning with North Carolina’s local leaders, who are working hard to protect their communities under unprecedented circumstances. Aid for these communities must be included in the Senate’s next relief bill.”

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