In this Points of Policy edition of the 1819 Podcast, API’s Director of Policy Strategy and General Counsel Phil Williams is joined by API’s Senior Director of Fiscal Policy Justin Bogie to discuss the recently enacted $1.25 billion school bond issue and whether or not such an act is good policy during a pandemic.

 

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