State vs. Fed Government: Who’s Footing the COVID-19 Bill?
Governors across the United States have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing state-level executive actions to address a range of issues provoked by the crisis. Although it is too early to gauge the long-term effects of the pandemic and states’ responses to it, this Kenan Insight provides a preliminary analysis of actions governors have taken thus far, to help inform policymaking going forward. This briefing features CREATE Director and UNC Kenan-Flagler Professor Maryann Feldman, Rethinc. Labs Faculty Director and UNC Kenan-Flagler Professor Eric Ghysels, UNC-Chapel Hill Political Science Professor Christopher Clark and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Kody Kinsley.