Senate Relief Bill Update Cuts Local COVID-19 Relief, Phases Distribution

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg, Michelle M. Stein / March 5, 2021 at 5:59 PM
State and local governments were set to receive $350 billion under the House-passed American Rescue Plan, but the updated version of the pandemic relief bill moving through the Senate would reduce the funding for local governments by $10 billion to pay for increased broadband access and split that relief into two funding pots released a year apart. Despite these changes, counties support the Senate bill since it sends them aid directly instead of trickling it through states. Specifically, the Senate...

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