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Report: US cities’ massive budget cuts impact infrastructure, capital expenses

June 30, 2020

The survey was based on input from officials at more than 1,100 municipalities across the country. Other findings include:

  • 70% of municipalities have not received funding through the CARES Act.
  • 13% of municipalities are making cuts to inspection, planning and permitting, which could delay the reopening of businesses.
  • 32% of cities will need to furlough or lay off more employees.
  • 41% of cities have or will institute a hiring freeze.
  • 70% of cities surveyed said the most expensive aspect of the pandemic has been purchasing PPE.

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