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Counter Points is written by WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson. In it, he shares insights on political news on the local, state and national level that impacts the 2020 election. Counter Points is delivered once a week on Wednesdays and will cease publication soon after the November election is decided.

Sherrod Brown Talks COVID Relief Legislation

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Andy Chow
Ohio Statehouse News Bureau

We are expected to learn more about the next COVID-19 relief legislation to be considered at the U.S. Congress on Monday.

The $908 billion aid package is expected to be attached to a larger year-end spending bill that is needed to avert a government shutdown next weekend, according to The Associated Press.

One thing we know for sure: the relief package will not contain direct payments to Americans like the CARES Act from earlier this year.

Ohio's Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown joins Cincinnati Edition to talk about the relief package, what it lacks, and what it should have.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.