Coronavirus response

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Valley News - Opinion
As Minority Leader, I have been working with the governor to coordinate the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. A number of important steps are underway. Last week, we passed bipartisan legislation to provide $500 million in initial emergency funding expandable to $1 billion, to activate closed hospitals, increase equipment capacity for existing hospitals, provide hotel beds for the homeless, clean up child care facilities, fund In-Home Supportive Services addressing senior isolation, backfill schools for lost Average Daily Attendance, finance expanded family leave, reimburse for the cost of COVID-19 testing and much more. Other steps include a DMV request that law enforcement use discretion for 60 days regarding driver’s license and vehicle registrations that expired
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