Minnesota Public Radio: MN Legislature nears agreement for COVID-19 aid to cities, counties

EXCERPT: “Lawmakers are preparing to distribute hundreds of millions of dollars to Minnesota cities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is Minnesota’s share of $150 billion distributed to state and local governments under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. About $316 million went directly to the state’s two most populous counties, Hennepin and Ramsey, under the terms of the federal law. Now the state gets to distribute $841 million more to smaller local governments. Leaders in both parties say they expect to pass a bill distributing money to local governments this week, before the Legislature adjourns its special session. The compromise bill being advanced right now would distribute the $841 million based on population. Each city would get about $75 per resident” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/2MZIbzU