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Fishkind Conversations: Mythbusting The 'American Rescue Plan'

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The US House of Representatives has passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion dollar American Rescue Plan. And now, economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that the Senate must do the same...because it’s vital for the US economy and particularly important for Florida.

Fishkind also takes on what he views as misconceptions about the stimulus – for instance, the argument that the package is too big. He says funds from the previous stimulus are already earmarked or spent.

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Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.