‘A real lifeline’ or too little? What the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus could mean for Washington state

Seattle Times

The unprecedented $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package agreed to by Congress and President Donald Trump is expected to potentially unlock billions of dollars in aid for Washington state governments, transit, businesses and hospitals — as well as send direct payments to most adults.

Exactly how and when the money will flow here was not immediately clear as the final package had not yet been voted on as of late Wednesday afternoon and negotiations were ongoing amid partisan disagreements over last-minute changes.

Aides to Gov. Jay Inslee stressed it may take days or weeks to digest details of the 800-plus-page emergency spending measure, the largest in U.S. history.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:12am