We came across a concise article from consulting company RSM on how state and local governments can prepare for what will possibly happen to budgets during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Decisions will need to be made on resourcing and serving citizens moving forward.
A large number of state and local governments saw the impact of decisions made with the Great Recession that were still being felt leading up to COVID-19. While looking at your present situation, make certain you prepare yourselves for the consequences of decisions made. With CARES Act funding, there’s an opportunity to set operations up to not only help during the pandemic, but also support work that will be done moving forward.