Coronavirus Threatens to Blow Big Holes in State Budgets

Route Fifty: Many states across the U.S. could see their budgets tested in the coming weeks and months by the coronavirus outbreak and the dramatic economic slowdown it is causing.

Responding to the pandemic is already creating sizable costs for some states. At the same time, huge segments of the economy have slowed to a crawl as authorities and the public take action to stop the spread of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.

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