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American rescue plan is a lifeline for Kentuckians

Jason Bailey | Op-Ed
March 18, 2021
Frankfort State Journal

The landmark American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Congress passed this week reflects a rediscovered truth. Its passage is a lifeline to families and communities through the choppy waters of the pandemic. The new law will provide much-needed relief and allow us to emerge on the other side of COVID stronger and more secure.

The ARP works because it targets aid to those who need it most even while also providing broad support to most Americans in recognition of the far-reaching harms of the crisis. And importantly, the plan is large: It recognizes that the biggest risk is doing too little to get families and communities back on their feet, rather than too much.

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