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COVID-19 Relief, Personal Income and Inflation

As we reported yesterday, Senate Republicans were expected to develop and unveil proposals for the next round of coronavirus relief legislation as early as today.  Administration officials were at the weekly Senate Republican party caucus lunch meeting today (the first gathering of the traditional weekly lunch meeting since the Coronavirus outbreak) to discuss a strategy and develop a plan. Reportedly there are some differences on certain issues that have to be worked out between the White House and the Senate Republicans. The Senate plan will have: $105 billion for school re-opening Funds for childcare Stimulus checks and small business loans There will also be some sort of tax breaks for retaining or rehiring wor...

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