Legislators will want a say in spending additional federal pandemic aid

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. T...


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