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Audit finds Santa Cruz, other small counties received less COVID relief from state – Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz County, and other small counties like it, were short-changed out of coronavirus relief funding in 2020. According to a published report by the auditor of the State of California, the state’s Department of Finance allocated significantly less funding from the $1.3 billion allocated to the state through the CARES Act …

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What to watch for in Pennsylvania governor’s budget proposal

Gov. Tom Wolf has weathered knock-down, drag-out budget fights with lawmakers, massive and unforeseen cash deficits and, now in his next-to-last year, perhaps the heaviest dose of financial stress and unpredictability he’s seen. On Tuesday, the Democrat will deliver his seventh budget proposal to Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature, facing a pandemic that has helped spawn a …

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Proposed Missouri budget benefits from federal COVID-19 relief funding

Gov. Mike Parson last week 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 long-standing goals, from workforce development to infrastructure. State Budget Director Dan Haug said the optimistic projection for the $34.1 billion budget is a product of savings …

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Launceston Legacy sees a boost in government funding to support veterans in the north and north west | The Examiner

news, local-news, The vital work that Launceston Legacy does supporting war widows and veterans is set to be boosted, with a $20,000 funding commitment from the state government. The charity provides critical support to veterans and their families, first established in 1923 by Tasmanian Major-General John Gellibrand. Launceston Legacy supports more than 870 widows, widowers …

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Nearly $50,000 in federal funding to support local Legion branches

Royal Canadian Legion branches in the Greater Sudbury area are getting federal help to keep operating their local programs that provide assistance to veterans and their families. Nickel Belt MP Marc G. Serré announced that $48,000 in federal funding will be directed to five local Legionl branches. The funding was announced on behalf of Veterans …

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San Diego Unified School District’s federal lobbying efforts come under scrutiny by parent group

A parent watchdog group is criticizing the San Diego Unified School District for spending tens of thousands of dollars — including some coronavirus relief money — on a federal lobbying firm. In April, the school board hired The Raben Group of Washington, D.C., with a contract worth up to $150,000 to advocate for more school …

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How new Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will impact retirement in the future

Janet Yellen is a formidable figure in U.S. economics — and as the newly-appointed Treasury secretary, she’s expected to be a transformational force when it comes to retirement security as well. During her interviews for the position, the Treasury leader said changes must be made for future retirees. When senators asked her about her potential …

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