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This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam.
The House will soon gavel in its session to consider the article of impeachment against Donald Trump, which charges the president with incitement of insurrection in connection to the violent riot at the Capitol last week.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the country state and local governments across the US are bracing for severe economic impacts in 2021 that could force layoffs of government employees and swinging cuts to services.
The last few months have offered a more detailed picture of what the pandemic’s economic recession will look like for state and local governments. While some have been spared the doomsday scenarios predicted at the outset of the pandemic, others have been “savaged”. On the line are millions of jobs and drastic cuts to already struggling services in the midst of a national health and economic crisis that is only getting worse.