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  • Writer's pictureJillian Helding

New NLC Report Shows 67% of Cities Plan to Use ARPA for Lost Tax Revenue Rather than Infrastructure

According to a new National League of Cities report, 67% of cities plan to use ARPA funds to replace lost tax revenues than to spend on infrastructure.

The $46 billion distributed directly to cities through ARPA “is a game changer,” said Clarence Anthony, NLC’s CEO and executive director, as he spoke Tuesday at a panel discussion about the NLC report.

“Without it, local governments were facing painful financial choices including layoffs of municipal employees and cutting essential services all in order to balance their budgets.”


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