HARRISBURG (AP) — With Washington in a stalemate, mayors in Pennsylvania want Congress to help them get direct budget aid from the federal government, warning that cities of all sizes face steep deficits and deep service cuts as a result of the coronavirus’ impact on the economy. Mayors say they received little in trickle down from a prior round of federal aid to cover coronavirus costs that went to states and the most heavily populated counties. Warning against more deficit spending, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says states and counties should spend the federal aid they received in the spring before Congress considers another aid package.

 

SEN. PAT TOOMEY