A bind for area governments: Virus shrinks their budgets just as public need soars | Washington Post

March 20, 2020
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On March 20, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s Executive Director, Yesim Sayin Taylor, was quoted by the Washington Post:

Officials and analysts said state and local governments should move quickly to provide small businesses with grants, loans and relaxed regulations to prevent layoffs.

“The most important thing that government can do right now is put money in the hands of business owners,” said Yesim Sayin Taylor, executive director of the D.C. Policy Center. “Not a lot of them have a lot of cash on hand or immediate access to credit.”

Read more: A bind for area governments: Virus shrinks their budgets just as public need soars | Washington Post

Related: What the D.C. Council’s emergency COVID-19 legislation does for the District | D.C. Policy Center

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