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States Step Up Reopenings, Hoping to Limit Economic Damage

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2020
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U.S. states and governments around the world are trying to revive their economies after months of shutdowns, as they take tentative steps to ease restrictions imposed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

State governments in the U.S. estimate the collective expense of fighting the pandemic at some $45 billion, which most want the federal government to repay in full, rather than be reimbursed at the 75% rate allowed under the law, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

Slight declines in new cases in some states have prompted governors from...

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