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State COVID-19 relief bill: $2.2 billion from federal funds for help

Washington State Journal

OLYMPIA — Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19, that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to individuals and families, housing and business assistance.

“The process of getting to a post pandemic era has just begun,” Inslee said. “And we intend to come out of this pandemic stronger, in part because of this legislation.”

The package distributes $365 million in emergency eviction, rental and utility assistance and $240 million f...

 

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