Finance Council approves $374 million in COVID relief spending


Gov. Laura Kelly and leading lawmakers on Wednesday approved $374 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to improve access to high-speed internet service, expand child care capacity, construct housing for the less affluent and invest in tourism.

The state Finance Council approved the last round of money that was available from the $1.6 billion that the state received from the federal government to recover from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The money was allocated for projects in four broad areas, including $35 . . .


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