Business leaders have argued loans are an unnecessary additional risk for businesses that don’t know when income will return to normal.
Despite all the handwringing over the process, the Legislature and governor made significant revisions to the proposals that added much-needed clarity and utility to the spending.
“The coronavirus has laid bare systemic issues in our society. We must be thoughtful about how we use any funds the Municipality receives to address COVID-19. Our values as a community should be reflected in the decisions we make in the coming months.”
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Signature collection has already been underway.
“I will miss him greatly,” the former governor said of Mallott. “He was an incredible, life-changing experience for me.”
The state’s requirements for face masks has been uneven and confusing.
The proposed legislation would allow CARES Act money to fill unexpected shortfalls in state and local government budgets.
Is Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to disburse millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money to local governments, small businesses and fisheries exactly legal? No, not really. Is there an alternative that has widespread support of the Legislature? No, not really.
Legislators are hoping they’ll get some clarity on the differing legal opinions ahead of a Wednesday meeting to approve the requests.