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Scottsdale mayor says COVID-19 hurt U.S. ‘psyche’ along with economy

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Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, shown here in a 2015 file photo, told a forum of local government officials that communication has played a key role in reopening Arizona’s economy. /Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

By Blake Freas | Cronkite News

The financial and health effects of COVID-19 have been well documented, but Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane said Wednesday that he is just as concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on the American psyche.

“It was a gut punch to go from a strong economy to shutdown,” Lane said during a webinar with state and local government leaders from around the U.S. on the coronavirus’ impact.

His comments came as part of a discussion, sponsored by FiscalNote and CQ/Roll Call, on “State of the states: Reopening, budgets, and the prognosis for the rest of the year.”


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