New Hampshire getting another $147M from virus aid package

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's congressional delegation says the state is getting an additional $147 million from the massive coronavirus aid package signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Funding will go to schools, public transit, health care workers, law enforcement, child care, heating assistance, elections help and other areas. The biggest chunk, nearly $82.5 million, includes money for elementary and secondary schools, higher education and the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund.

Also, workers at state liquor stores are getting a 10 percent raise under an emergency order issued Tuesday by Gov. Chris Sununu.

Sununu is also asking the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to allow a group of rehabilitation hospitals in New Hampshire to care for nonrehabilitation patients during the coronavirus emergency.  

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