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"Public safety comes when communities have dignified and affordable homes, access to quality education, good health care, reliable transportation and stable jobs that provide a living wage," wrote Durham, N.C. Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson and St. Louis Ward 15 Alderwoman Megan Green back in February. In the face of a worsening pandemic, this message has perhaps never been clearer, and communities across the country are taking note.

While San Antonio and Chicago are investing heavily in job training programs to help at-risk citizens transition into "pandemic resilient" fields, governments in North Carolina are tying tax incentives and other relief for businesses to job creation and training requirements.

None of these efforts will remain possible, however, without more federal aid, though the just-released Senate proposal for what its calling the HEALS Act does not include additional funds for state and local governments.

The Gov1 Team
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