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Gov. Ricketts announces distribution plans for CARES Act funds

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Pete Ricketts
Posted at 2:03 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 19:19:47-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced the state's plans for distributing CARES Act funds on Wednesday.

The act is meant to help with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Ricketts announced that Douglas County will get $166 million out of the $8.3 billion awarded to the state of Nebraska.

Funds will come out of both pools of money to help Omaha's coronavirus-related expenses.

See more information from a presentation by the governor below.

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