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4 things to know about the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

4 things to know about the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

State and local governments

A sign reminding people to wash their hands is pictured outside a dormitory at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy which has been designated as a 2019 novel coronavirus quarantine site for travelers from Hubei Province, China who have been exposed, are not yet symptomatic and cannot self-quarantine, February 6, 2020 in North Bend, Washington. | AFP via Getty Images/Jason Redmond

The stimulus package will provide $150 billion in aid for state and local governments being hit hard by the pandemic, according to Minority Leader Schumer.

Schumer stated that it will benefit “states and localities who are so hard pressed because of all the new expenses that COVID-19 puts upon them, and because they’re not getting the resources they usually get.”

“Taxes are delayed,” explained Schumer, noting one example of a resource that states and localities were lacking due to the impact of the pandemic.

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