Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The ABA Tax Section hosts a CLE webinar today on State Tax and Economic Policy Responses to the Ongoing COVID Pandemic at 1:00 PM - 2:35 PM EST (registration):
In March, 2020, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to ameliorate economic shocks to U.S. households from the COVID pandemic and lockdowns. Although the CARES Act provided $150 billion in funds to states and local governments, those funds are not enough to stem the tide of the challenges states and local governments are facing today. State and local governments must therefore raise revenue themselves, and do so with a smaller fiscal toolbox than that available to the federal government. Panelists, including experts in tax, economics, and public policy will discuss state tax and related policy responses to COVID economic relief going forward. What policy tools do state and local governments have to manage this enormous shock? How can they raise revenue while also protecting vulnerable businesses and households harmed by the pandemic?
- Gladriel Shobe (BYU) (moderator)
- Ariel Jurow Kleiman (San Diego; moving to Loyola-L.A.)
- Erin Scharff (Arizona State)
- Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)
- Chris Hoene (California Budget & Policy Center)