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Governor Ige calls off state furloughs, layoffs after President Biden signs $1.9T Covid-19 relief bill

March 11, 2021

Gov. David Ige today announced that furloughs and layoffs are no longer necessary now that President Joe Biden has signed the $1.9T American Rescue Plan, also known as the COVID-19 relief bill.

The sweeping pandemic relief package aims to defeat the COVID-19 virus and breathe life into the economy. The legislation means that the  State of Hawaii and four counties will receive about $2.2 billion in assistance to bolster state and county budgets that have sustained significant tax revenue losses because of the pandemic.

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