• Massachusetts December 9, 2021 10:45 am

    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 March 15, 2021 10:16 am

    Billions in Federal Aid Heading to Massachusetts Cities, Towns

    The state and local governments in Massachusetts stand to receive $8.1 billion in the stimulus and spending bill that President Biden signed into law on Thursday, with anticipated municipal allocations ranging in amount from $10,000 each for Gosnold and Monroe to Boston’s $434.68 million. Breakdowns provided by U.S. Senate Democratic leadership show the levels of aid expected for states, counties…

  • New Hampshire March 12, 2021 3:33 pm

    First Lady Jill Biden to Visit NH Next Week

    First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to travel to New Hampshire next week, her office announced Friday. She is scheduled to appear in Concord on Wednesday, March 17 to talk about the COVID-19 relief bill signed by President Joe Biden this week. Additional details are expected to be released at a later date. President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American…

  • COVID-19 March 11, 2021 2:29 pm

    Biden Signs $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill Into Law

    President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill this Thursday. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving working people … a fighting chance,” Biden said. “That’s what the essence of it is.”

  • COVID relief bill March 11, 2021 10:52 am

    Billions in Federal COVID Relief Aid Coming to Mass. How Will It Be Spent?

    A very divided U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated and passed a $1.9 trillion package that is expected to funnel billions of dollars to Massachusetts for state and local government aid, education and transportation funding, and direct payments to more than three million families. Passage of the American Rescue Act that will provide state governments with direct federal aid…

  • Massachusetts March 10, 2021 9:16 am

    $1.9T COVID Relief Bill Set to Pass

    The House is expected to vote on a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill that includes billions in relief money for states, local governments, schools, vaccines and small businesses. The bill includes a $1,400 for low and middle-income families, as well as up to an additional $300 per child.

  • Coronavirus March 9, 2021 3:49 pm

    Here's How Mass. Residents Will Benefit From the COVID Relief Bill

    There are direct payments of up to $1,400 to income eligible-residents, and enhanced unemployment benefits that will add $300 a week to checks for those still out of work through the first week of September. Many parents will qualify for increased child tax credits and deductions for the cost of child care. And the federal earned income tax credit for…

  • COVID relief bill March 8, 2021 6:27 pm

    New Round of COVID Relief Is Ahead

    The House is expected to give final approval Tuesday to President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief bill after Saturday’s Senate vote.

  • covid relief March 6, 2021 6:28 pm

    Local Leaders React to Senate Passage of Relief Bill

    Politicians from across New England reacted to the news on Twitter Saturday afternoon that the Senate narrowly approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

  • COVID relief bill February 27, 2021 6:21 pm

    New England Lawmaker 1 of 2 Democrats to Vote No on COVID Relief Bill

    Maine Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat, released a statement that said, “After supporting $4 trillion in emergency COVID relief in 2020, I won’t support trillions more in funding that is poorly targeted or in many cases not necessary at this moment in time.”

  • Coronavirus December 23, 2020 7:00 am

    Mass. Delegation Supporting President Trump's COVID-19 Relief Demands

    Multiple members of Congress who represent Massachusetts, as well as U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, are voicing their support for President Donald Trump’s call to increase stimulus payments for most Americans from $600 to $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for couples.

  • COVID relief bill December 22, 2020 6:37 pm

    Mass. Lawmaker Reacts to Coronavirus Pandemic Relief Bill

    While the $900-billion COVID Relief bill passed by Congress is now on its way to President Trump to be signed, U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., says he’s disappointed in the deal.

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