Sep 4

The Ohio Senate on unanimously passed legislation that would send $650 million in federal funds to local government entities to help in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.


The bill would distribute millions of CARES Act funds to local entities, bringing the total amount of the federal coronavirus response bill distributed through the General Assembly to more than $1.2 billion.


The funds are to be spent on direct coronavirus-related expenses and not to be used to cover lost tax revenues. 


This will be the fourth time money from the federal bill has been distributed, and the second time through legislation.