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Lawmakers Fast-Track Additional COVID Relief, Direct DPI’s Spending Of Federal Aid Funds

Lawmakers Fast-Track Additional COVID Relief, Direct DPI’s Spending Of Federal Aid Funds

State lawmakers this week approved a $1.7 billion package to spend federal COVID-19 money and make other pandemic-related policy changes. House Bill 196, which was introduced Monday, quickly moved through several House committees Tuesday afternoon ahead of gaining unanimous approval on the House floor Wednesday. The Senate Appropriations Committee took the bill up this morning, and then that chamber gave final approval to the package this afternoon.