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Allegheny County Quietly Working On Plans For $380M In COVID Aid

“It likely will be another month before Allegheny County officials release details on a proposal to spend $380 million in federal coronavirus aid. While the county budget office has consulted with other agencies since June on how to use the funds, it does not intend to share specifics until after County Council returns from its […]

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Pittsburgh City Council Urged To Delay Vote On COVID Aid Plan

“After four-and-a-half-hours of public testimony — and a follow-up 45-minute rally — on how to spend $335 million of federal coronavirus aid, the big message for Pittsburgh City Council was: You haven’t heard from the public enough. And while a preliminary vote on the plan is slated for Wednesday morning, it won’t be the last […]

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With Text Messages, Flyers, And Outreach To Social Service Groups, Advocates Push To Get The Word Out On Child Tax Credit Payments

“Advocates are planning a push to let local families know about the expanded child tax credit program and the federal monthly payments they could start receiving in July. The expanded credit has been touted as a having the potential to cut U.S. child poverty in half – but there’s concern it won’t reach that potential […]

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