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As COVID-19 exposes long-term care crisis, efforts grow to keep more seniors at home

Lucy Fernandez volunteered in a long-term care home for 20 years. Although she saw first-hand how much of an effort staff and her fellow volunteers made to keep the residents happy, she also saw many seniors languishing in their rooms. “While she was still, you know, fairly cognizant, [she] expressed her desire of not wanting …

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$6M grant to supplement highway tech funding

A $6 million federal grant will allow local transportation agencies to expand technology efforts on Las Vegas Valley freeways. The grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will go toward a 5-mile expansion of road technologies on U.S. Highway 95 between the Spaghetti Bowl downtown and Summerlin Parkway. The heavily …

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Austin homeless service providers awarded more than $11M in federal funds

The $11 million awarded is the most funding that the Austin community has ever received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ECHO said. AUSTIN, Texas — Ten homeless service providers in Austin/Travis County dedicated to support permanent housing programs and administrative projects will receive more than $11 million in federal funding in …

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Federal COVID-19 relief funding boosts state budget outlook

By Adam Satrya Jackson, Missouri News Network JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson proposed a well-funded 2022 state budget thanks to federal cash buoying pandemic-related revenue losses. Many of Parson’s budget priorities are consistent with his administration’s longstanding goals, from workforce development to infrastructure. State Budget Director Dan Haug said the optimistic projection for the …

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Wolf seeks big increase in school funding, tax increase | Pennsylvania News

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gov. Tom Wolf asked lawmakers Wednesday to raise income taxes on higher earners and give public schools a massive boost in aid, as state government faces a gaping deficit and uncertainty over how much more pandemic relief the federal government will send. For Wolf, a Democrat in his seventh year in office, …

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Michigan House panel approves controversial COVID-19 funding bills

A key House committee approved a series of bills Wednesday morning that provide billions in federal COVID-19 relief funds, but hold back billions more or offer the already appropriated money with strings attached.  The move by the House Appropriations Committee underscores the ongoing political fight with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over billions of dollars intended to keep Michiganders healthy, …

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Sports tourism firms at ‘crisis point’ after being ‘denied’ Covid-19 funding

Country sports tourism businesses have said the Scottish Government should do the “right thing” in providing further financial support. It comes as businesses say the industry has been denied coronavirus funding for a second time. In an open letter to MSPs Fergus Ewing and Kate Forbes, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) said …

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Nevada’s needs have outgrown its part-time legislature’s bandwidth

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun The Legislative Building is seen at the end of the first day of the 2013 legislative session Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 in Carson City. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 | 2 a.m. With Nevada’s 2021 legislative session officially underway, state lawmakers face the daunting challenge of dealing with the effects of …

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