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Cooper proposes how to spend latest virus relief aid from DC

Gov. Roy Cooper (Source: WECT)
Gov. Roy Cooper (Source: WECT)
Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 8:12 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina is getting billions of dollars more from the federal government through another COVID-19 relief package.

Now Gov. Roy Cooper is ready to tell lawmakers how he wants them to spend the money. Cooper scheduled a Wednesday news conference to unveil his recommendations for North Carolina’s share of American Rescue Plan funds.

The state learned last week its portion would be $5.4 billion. The Democratic governor and Republican lawmakers worked well in tandem last year when they agreed how to spend $3.6 billion in coronavirus relief funds.

State government coffers are already flush with revenues from state taxes and fees.

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