Of the total, $7 million is directed toward research related to COVID-19, specifically on work intended to help develop training on how best to protect first responders, businesses and community groups.
Legislative Bill 1107 was portrayed by supporters as imperfect, but passable, progress in reducing the state's traditionally high property taxes. Detractors said it would only "decrease the increase" in property tax payments.
Iowa’s medical director said Thursday that she was aware of inaccuracies in the state’s coronavirus data when her agency used it to release flawed calculations that helped guide decisions on school openings.
The event, organized by the group Indivisible Nebraska, follows Friday's Senate testimony from the Trump administration's Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and cutbacks of postal service across the country.
While schools will use them to screen kids for symptoms of COVID-19, the other aim is to see whether the data can help forecast hot spots in the state weeks before new outbreaks are officially reported.