On Monday, lawmakers put $105 million toward PPE for cities and counties, but the move comes with controversy. Some county officials argue counties should have more say in how to use the federal relief money.
Earlier in the pandemic, the state received more than one billion dollars from the federal government as part of the federal CARES Act.
Jackson County Commissioner Rick Dyer previously told NBC5 News the governor wants to identify how their money should be spent. He argued part of the money should go toward local economies and small businesses.
The governor says a fund was also created for counties to seek reimbursement for COVID related expenses.
Anna Weeks the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.