April 2, 2020

NC Policy Watch: Those Federal COVID-19 Checks: What They Mean and Who Might Get Left Out

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In a replay of how aid checks were dispensed during the Great Recession, the CARES Act reveals giant holes in how we get cash to people in desperate need. Without federal, state, and local policy action, many of the North Carolinians who need aid most urgently will be the last to get it or won’t get it at all.

A recent analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found North Carolinians in the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution will receive less than their proportional share of the cash payments.

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