Democrats ramp up demand for massive bailout of state and local governments

House and Senate Democrats are escalating calls for an historic federal bailout of state and local governments coping with significant revenue losses due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The price tag for the aid Democrats propose is massive: $500 billion for state governments plus “a very big figure,” for municipalities, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters Tuesday.

And there’s more: Pelosi said lawmakers may seek a $200 billion increase in Medicaid spending.

Congress last month passed legislation providing $150 billion in federal aid to states. A separate measure Congress passed earlier in March provided a temporary 6.2% increase in federal Medicaid spending.

“And now we need more,” Pelosi said Tuesday in a press call that featured union workers who could face layoffs due to underfunded states and municipalities.

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