Coronavirus-related aid tops Wyoming special-session agenda
CHEYENNE, Wyo. | By MEAD GRUVER (AP) — A handful of legislators met in person at the Wyoming Capitol and the rest by computer video Friday for a special session to address the coronavirus pandemic and its growing economic toll.
Their top priority was preparing to disburse $1.25 billion in federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act funding for Wyoming.
Of that, lawmakers sought to allocate up to $275 million in interest-free loans and other aid for businesses. Another $10 million would go to a new program to help landlords cover the rent of tenants put out of work by public health orders involving the coronavirus.