What's the local government perspective on the COVID-19 epidemic?
Read our special issue report series to learn about how local officials are thinking about COVID-19.
Our latest report shows we may not have a choice. As governors weigh whether to open their states up, we asked our nationally representative panel of local officials to answer a critical question: will local communities continue to comply with COVID-19 restrictions if we don’t open up?
While local officials are polarized on the topic of gun regulations, just as Congress is, there are interesting differences between officials in urban and rural communities. Additionally, some specific policy proposals had relatively high bipartisan support, while others were highly polarizing.