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The "Ohio Find It Here" sign welcomes people on the William S. Ritchie Jr. Bridge, also known as the Ravenswood Bridge, on the border with West Virginia.

Local Ohio Leaders From Both Parties Welcome COVID Relief Money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — $2.2 billion is coming to Ohio’s 88 counties from the new COVID relief package, and another $2.2 billion will go to 930 Ohio cities and villages. And local leaders of both parties say they need the money. Counties will get from $255,380,000 for Franklin County to $2,500,000 for Vinton County. Tim… Read More

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington.

Biden Signs $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. Some checks to Americans could begin arriving this weekend. “This historic legislation is about… Read More

A union miner at the rally for pension protection.

Biden’s COVID-19 Bill Championed As A Boon For Failing Ohio Valley Pensions

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MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — Major unions and one of their leading allies in the U.S. Senate are hailing tens of billions of dollars allocated for shoring up struggling union pension funds. The funding added to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, dubbed the Butch-Lewis Act, would provide $86 billion to dozens of failing… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse in December 2020

Big Money Coming To Ohio And Cities, Counties In Latest COVID Relief Package

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Along with individual stimulus checks and more help for the unemployed, there’s a lot of money headed to Ohio and its cities and counties once the latest $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill is signed into law. There’s a total of $11.2 billion for Ohio in the bill called the American… Read More