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House of Representatives passes bill to distribute federal CARES Act funds

| May 18, 2020 | Hawaii

The House today passed SB 75 SD2 HD1 to allocate $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds to support our counties in providing benefits for their residents and to fund our State government's health response during this global coronavirus pandemic and economic meltdown. SB 75 earmarks specific portions of the CARES...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers approve federal COVID-19 funds for Alaskans, small businesses

Emily Boerger | May 13, 2020 | Alaska

Alaska’s Legislative Budget and Audit Committee (LB&A) on Monday evening approved Gov. Dunleavy's federal funding plan for Alaskans and Alaskan small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The economic aid plan will distribute over $1 billion in relief granted to the state through the  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES...[ Read More ]

Governor Dunleavy announces phase two of reopen Alaska responsibly plan

| May 7, 2020 | Alaska

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy [yesterday] announced plans for Phase Two of the State’s approach to reopening segments of the Alaskan economy in an effort to balance the ongoing need to slow the rate of the COVID-19 infection with the critical need to resume economic activity in a reasonable and safe...[ Read More ]

New wave of federal funds heads to Hawaii

Emily Boerger | Apr 24, 2020 | Hawaii

US Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced this week the next wave of federal funding slated for Hawaii in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes from several federal agencies and will be used to increase testing and tracing, support rural hospitals, and expand access to substance abuse...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Gov. Brown's leadership, May primary, Art Suchorzewski

| Apr 15, 2020 | Oregon

If you haven't signed up for our State of Reform Daily newsletter, you can do so here. We post about 10-12 stories each day covering the nexus of health care and health policy across a range of topics. You can also sign up for our COVID newsletter, out daily in the evening....[ Read More ]

HHS to begin immediate delivery of initial $30 billion of CARES Act provider relief funding

| Apr 10, 2020 | Federal

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is beginning the delivery of the initial $30 billion in relief funding to providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 as part of the distribution of the $100 billion provider relief fund provided for in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...[ Read More ]