Legislators will want a say in spending additional federal pandemic aid
February 18, 2021
More than $6.5 billion in federal funding for pandemic relief has already been authorized for individuals, communities, school districts, businesses, health-safety programs, government agencies, the fishing industry and others in Alaska, with more probably headed this way.
Legislators will likely want a say in how any new money coming to the state treasury will be used.
The White House and Democrat-led Congress are pushing for additional federal assistance, as much as $1.9 trillion, including potentially several hundred million dollars more for the state of Alaska to spend at its discretion...