Congress drops spending bill provision that would have cost state $225M in COVID aid

Gov. Tony Evers today hailed news that Congress was dropping a provision from an omnibus spending bill that he had earlier wanted could cost the state $225 million of the $2.5 billion in ARPA funds it had expected to receive.
This afternoon, Evers fired off a letter to the nation’s congressional leaders calling it “unacceptable” that the state could lose the money.
The original bill included about $15 billion that the White House has requested for COVID-19 relief. It would’ve been funded with unallocated money from about 30 states that received their ARPA funding in two payments. That would’ve...

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