The states that may face funding gaps when Covid aid ends

A Volcker Alliance report found increased risk of a fiscal cliff for 12 states.
With the Capitol Dome in the background, the Capitol Hill Christmas Tree is lifted from a flatbed truck as it arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

A dozen states could face budget gaps when federal Covid-19 relief funding ends, according to a report released Tuesday by the Volcker Alliance, a nonprofit that supports public sector workers.

The states — Alaska, California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming — used federal aid to cover at least 2.5% of their fiscal 2022 spending, the report found.

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