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State, local governments wrestle over quickly dwindling coronavirus aid, complicating talks on next federal bill

State, local governments wrestle over quickly dwindling coronavirus aid, complicating talks on next federal bill
Monday 13
20:52 2020

The funds were supposed to help local governments purchase personal protective equipment, pay first responders and cover other public-health costs related to the pandemic. But restrictions in how the aid can be used, and confusion around how it is supposed to be doled out, mean that many have struggled to take full advantage of the so-called Coronavirus Relief Fund four months after Democrats and Republicans authorized it. AD AD State officials, who largely are overseeing the program, have put aside about $18 billion exclusively to help their smallest localities, far less than some lawmakers anticipated and the Trump administration appeared ...

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Washington Post : State, local governments wrestle over quickly dwindling coronavirus aid, complicating talks on next federal bill

Summary: A $150 billion federal program designed to help states, cities and counties respond to the coronavirus pandemic has pit governments against each other, forcing them to scrap over the fast-dwindling, limited aid.

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