Ohio Lawmakers Tackle Pandemic Needs; Congress Labors To Pass Stimulus
Lawmakers in Washington are scrambling to get financial help to those impacted by the coronavirus and the efforts to stem its spread. The roughly $2 trillion stimulus package is the largest in modern history. It contains money for workers, businesses and hospitals. Does the measure do enough to shore up the economy? And what are the long term consequences for the economy from the pandemic? We will discuss the stimulus package with economic and public policy experts. Plus Ohio lawmakers move forward the first bill in response to the pandemic. Then, Italy has become the cautionary tale for the world as it grapples with the coronavirus. An American living through the pandemic shares her experience.
Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV
Kevin Jacques Ph.D., Chair, Finance Professor, Baldwin Wallace University
Ned Hill, Ph.D., Professor of Economic Development, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
Wendy Patton, Senior Project Director, Policy Matters Ohio
Doug Petkovic, Owner, Flannery's
Pamela Sheldon Johns, Chef