States have billions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan. Now they have to spend it

Stacey Barchenger  |  May 7, 2021

By Stacey Barchenger (USA Today), includes “The American Rescue Plan, approved in March by Congress and President Joe Biden, is pouring an unprecedented $195 billion directly into states' coffers, a windfall to help them recover after COVID-19 shuttered businesses and stalled most of their state economies for months. But now they have an enviable problem: Deciding how to spend billions of dollars in newfound revenue, which in some states goes above and beyond any shortfalls they had faced. It is leading to a brewing fight in state capitals across the nation …”

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