IN THE STATES: Democrats Tout American Rescue Plan, Slam Republicans for Agenda of Tax Hikes and Raised Premiums

This week Democrats across the country stood together to tout how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan has helped their communities since it was signed into law one year ago today – and put Republicans in the hot seat over their agenda of tax hikes and raised premiums for millions of Americans.

Here’s a look at just some of what happened in the states this week…

Ahead of today’s one year anniversary of President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law, Democrats across the country highlighted the contrast between Democrats’ work to lower costs and Republicans agenda of tax hikes and raised premiums:

In Indiana: WISH TV: Indianapolis Democrats mark year since American Rescue Plan Act passage

In Nevada: Reno Gazette Journal: Jill Biden touts American Rescue Plan at Truckee Meadows Community College visit

In California: KFI AM: Mayor Garcetti Highlights How Federal ARP Funding Helped LA Over Last Year

A new nonpartisan analysis found that Senator Rick Scott’s Republican agenda would raise taxes on millions of Americans across the country:

In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Analysis: GOP plan would be a tax hike for 35% of Pa. residents | Wednesday Morning Coffee

In North Carolina: WNCN: Fact check: Would you really pay more in income taxes under GOP senator’s proposal? – “The bottom line, according to Nathan Goldman, a taxation expert and assistant professor of accounting at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Leadership: The nonprofit’s math checks out.”

In Wisconsin: WisPolitics: Opportunity Wisconsin: Johnson voices support for Scott’s Plan to raise taxes on 32% of Wisconsinites

Editorial boards across the country slammed Republicans for demagoguing on gas prices:

In North Carolina: The News & Observer Editorial Board: Republicans wanted Russia oil sanctions. Don’t blame Biden for the gas price result.

In Missouri: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board: More expensive gasoline is a small price to pay in the fight against tyranny

And local newspapers featured reports and commentary calling on Senate Republicans to fulfill their constitutional duty and confirm critical nominees for the Federal Reserve:

In Idaho: Idaho Statesman: Idaho U.S. Sen. Crapo a roadblock to Biden’s Federal Reserve pick as inflation mounts

In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Norman Eisen: Toomey must heed Biden’s urgent call to confirm

In South Dakota: Rapid City Journal: NESIBA: Confirm nominees to help our economy