Today is the deadline to opt-out of the first Advance Child Tax Credit Payment from the federal government. The higher tax credits are because of President Biden's American Rescue Plan COVID-19 package.
Cedric Richmond, a senior advisor to President Joe Biden outlined the president's new anti-crime plan which targets gun dealers who ignore gun-sale laws and also allows communities to use COVID-19 relief dollars to hire more officers and enhance youth summer programs.
After only four days, the state temporarily suspends the newly-launched rental assistance program. More than 40,000 renters across the state flooded the application, and housing advocates say they knew from the start it wasn't going to be enough.
That additional $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits is set to expire on Friday, July 31. So, come August and you’re still out of work, your income may reduce to the maximum weekly state benefit of $247.
Lawmakers created a new fund for small businesses that have been left out of prior coronavirus aid by diverting $300 million away from local governments in the final minutes of the regular legislative session Monday.