GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads toward vote on COVID bill

By: - March 4, 2021 5:00 am

Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-Pa) expressing his opposition to a COVID-19 relief bill that passed the U.S. House, said Wednesday, “This has nothing to do with COVID. This has nothing to do with the economy. This has everything to do with throwing a whole big pile of money at fiscally irresponsible states.” (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.