Local municipalities plead for more help from the federal government

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) — Local communities across Ohio are calling on the federal government to send more relief to help them balance their struggling budgets.

On Friday, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz held a call explaining their cities difficulties during this pandemic. Both say millions will be needed in help from the federal government if they are going to get by without major cuts to essential services.

The federal government has sent billions of dollars to Ohio already in the CARES Act, but the money meant for smaller municipalities is still waiting to be distributed by the general assembly. Both Mayor Whaley and Mayor Kapszukiewicz say the funding will be helpful but it won’t be nearly enough.

There are several bills working their way through Congress now that would provide more relief to local municipalities including the HEROES Act passed by the House and the SMART Act. 

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