• American Rescue Plan Act December 15, 2021 1:11 am

    Where Will $4 Billion in COVID Relief Money Be Distributed in Mass.?

    Four billion dollars in American Rescue Plan Act money is finally going to be circulated throughout Massachusetts now that Gov. Charlie Baker has signed the federal aid bill into law. “There’s a lot of resource available in that bill to support a housing agenda we desperately need, to make big investments in water and sewer infrastructure which we desperately...

  • Massachusetts December 15, 2021 12:34 am

    Gov. Baker Signs $4 Billion COVID Relief Bill Into Law

    $4 billion dollars in American Rescue Plan money is finally going to be circulated throughout the state now that Governor Charlie Baker has signed the federal aid bill into law.

  • coronavirus December 13, 2021 11:59 pm

    Major New COVID Response in Mass. as Baker Rules Out New Mandate

    Gov. Charlie Baker announced a major initiative to distribute 2.1 million free COVID tests around Massachusetts, but said he’s not planning to bring back a mask mandate amid rising cases.

  • covid relief December 14, 2021 12:03 am

    Gov. Baker Signs $4 Billion COVID Relief Bill With One Policy Veto

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed the great majority of the Legislature’s $4 billion American Rescue Plan Act and surplus tax revenue spending bill Monday, but vetoed one policy section and sent back another with proposed amendments to trim what he previously said was “red tape” in the bill. “The pandemic has had a significant impact on Massachusetts workers, families, communities,…

  • Massachusetts December 9, 2021 3:45 pm

    Gov. Baker Closing in on ARPA Spending Bill Decisions

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has just a few more days to take action on a $4 billion spending bill that uses up to $1.45 billion in surplus tax receipts and up to $2.55 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds to invest in health care, housing, premium pay for frontline workers and relief for employers facing rising unemployment insurance costs….

  • coronavirus October 27, 2021 7:03 pm

    NH Exec. Council Approves COVID Vaccine Funding With Less Money, Drama

    New Hampshire’s Executive Council on Wednesday approved using federal funds to boost COVID-19 vaccination efforts in a vote that involved much less drama — and money — than previous requests. Two weeks ago, the Republican-led council that approves state contracts turned down $27 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over concerns that language in the grants would…

  • coronavirus October 25, 2021 3:29 pm

    Here's How Mass. Could Spend Its COVID Relief Funds

    House leaders detailed a $3.65 billion spending package Monday that would invest in housing, hospitals, schools and workforce development, proposing to draw from last year’s state budget surplus and over half of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to prop up workers, industries and communities hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-awaited plan to spend federal relief dollars gives the…

  • coronavirus October 14, 2021 10:34 pm

    NH Executive Council Rejects $27M in Vaccine Funds

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu criticized fellow Republicans on the state’s Executive Committee for rejecting federal COVID relief funds.

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