Ho­gan presses White House on fund­ing for states

The Dundalk Eagle - - BY THE PEOPLE -

Gov­er­nor Larry Ho­gan, chair of the Na­tional Gov­er­nors As­so­ci­a­tion (NGA), is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment to­day:

“The na­tion’s gov­er­nors are ur­gently re­quest­ing an ex­ten­sion of Ti­tle 32 autho­riza­tion. The Na­tional Guard re­mains a crit­i­cal part of our emer­gency health re­sponse, and we need the ad­min­is­tra­tion to grant this ex­ten­sion no later than Fri­day.

“The ad­min­is­tra­tion has made re­peated com­mit­ments re­gard­ing ad­di­tional fund­ing for state gov­ern­ments in the fourth stim­u­lus—but now this ap­pears not to be a pri­or­ity, or even a part of the pack­age. The NGA has been rais­ing this is­sue ev­ery week dat­ing back all the way to March.

“We are hope­ful that the ad­min­is­tra­tion and lead­ers on both sides of the aisle in Congress can reach a bi­par­ti­san con­sen­sus to fi­nal­ize an agree­ment, as we be­lieve it is es­sen­tial to the na­tion’s eco­nomic re­cov­ery.”

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