Senate Review

Additional $20 million in drought relief approved


October 12, 2022

Last week, we convened in special session to vote on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) appropriations. We also took final action to approve $250 million for the Progressing Rural Economic Prosperity Fund (PREP) to invest in further workforce and economic development in rural areas. The pandemic committee also recommended adding an additional $52.25 million from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to go towards this statewide effort. This funding will be used to make structural, water and broadband improvements at industrial parks, aeronautics facilities and more. Businesses looking to rel...

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