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Published on September 30, 2021
"If the debt ceiling isn’t raised, state and local governments will face enormous reductions in federal grants-in-aid, ranging from the federal share of states’ Medicaid costs to federal funding for education. The cuts will only exacerbate the long-standing economic challenges working families across the country have struggled to overcome, and which are more acute now as a result of the pandemic. Cuts in federal funding would also exacerbate the strain on state budgets, which are already stretched thin because of unusually high pandemic-related costs.