After a year of battling over compensation for businesses forced to close during the pandemic, there's a been a breakthrough in the new state budget.
Tucked into the new state budget without much attention was $50 million for rebates to business that were ordered closed or had to restrict their business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money for the rebates - up to $5,000 per business - would come out of the state's share of COVID relief money that it received from the federal . . .