Hogan Urges Congress to Provide Financial Help to States

Gov. Larry Hogan and the nation’s governors are pushing Congress to allocate $500 billion to states and territories to help with budget shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Without federal help, states may have to take drastic and destructive measures, he said.   

“Without sufficient federal relief, states will have to confront the prospect of significant reductions to essential services, which will in turn devastate the economic recovery and our efforts to get people back to work,” Hogan said in a statement Monday. 

Hogan first urged this financial help in a joint statement with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday. They said governors are leading COVID-19 action with measures like Stay at Home orders that protect people, but seriously hurt economies. 

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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