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States, Feds Play Different Economic Roles During Emergency

Congress approved a $2 trillion economic stimulus bill March 27, but some in D.C. are already talking about the next steps in funding.

Meanwhile, Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a series of executive orders in Arizona that deal with issues like pinpointing which businesses are considered essential for the purposes of staying open and having the National Guard help grocery stores. However, state and federal governments have very different responsibilities, fiscal and otherwise, in an emergency like this. 

The Show spoke to Jeff Chapman, director of the State Fiscal Health Project at Pew Charitable Trusts, about how the pandemic is impacting state budgets across the nation.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.