Legislative Panel Parsing Federal COVID-19 Help
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Helping hospitals, residential care facilities and childcare centers quickly are early priorities of the Legislative Advisory Committee distributing federal aid to help with the coronavirus pandemic.
But the members continued to ask Monday for detailed information on relief funds already distributed by the governor and the amount of the $1.25 billion CARES Act funds already allocated.
The legislative committee of the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery noted the need to begin reimbursing the state’s unemployment trust — which is distributing money at a record rate — before the state has to borrow money to pay benefits.