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March 04, 2021HB 320 heads to the Senate, provides $250 million in funding for broadband (1)
HB 320, sponsored by Rep. Brandon Reed and co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Petrie, sets aside $250 million in funding to provide broadband access to unserved and underserved areas in Kentucky and allows electric coops to deploy broadband services.
March 10, 2021Congress passes new COVID relief package, including aid to states and local governments
Congress has now passed the American Rescue Plan Act with an estimated $2.4 billion in direct aid to the state and millions of dollars in much-needed aid for Kentucky counties.
March 08, 2021See what the newest federal COVID relief bill could mean for your county
The American Rescue Plan Act was passed by the U.S. Senate last week and now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives with an estimated $874 million in direct aid to Kentucky counties.
March 05, 20212021 General Assembly - Regular Session Legislative Update
Friday, March 5, marked the 24th legislative day and the short, 30-day session is wrapping up. Despite the limited number of workdays remaining and legislation moving quickly, bills focused on county legislative priorities are on the move.
March 05, 2021Federal legislation would allocate $807 million in relief for Kentucky counties
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 proposes direct county allocation based on population of $60.1 billion.
March 04, 2021Legislative issues advance, big boost to broadband funding proposed
Wednesday marked the 22nd legislative day and the short, 30-day session is wrapping up. Despite the limited number of work days remaining and legislation moving quickly, bills focused on county legislative priorities are on the move.
March 01, 2021House passes American Rescue Plan Act: $1.9 trillion COVID relief package
Read NACo’s analysis of the American Rescue Plan Act and see county-level funding estimates.
March 03, 2021Beshear appoints KACo representative, two others to CERS Board of Trustees
During his decades of work, Hackbart’s research has focused on managing public finances including debt management, public pension funds, popular financial reporting and state government structural budget issues.