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Jackson County considers using COVID-19 funds for courthouse


August 19, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Jackson County executives are considering using $136 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help fund renovations at the county courthouse.

County Manager Troy Schulte told legislators Monday that money from the American Rescue Plan could fund the first phase of a $255.4 million renovation of the courthouse in downtown Kansas City, KCUR reported.

The law requires that projects funded by the money be related to the impact of COVID-19. Schulte told the Legislature's Public Works Committee the renovation would allow more social distancing than is currently possible...

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