The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Eric Dietrich
Montana Free Press 

What the $2 trillion stimulus bill means for Montana


Montana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen began screening incoming passengers at the Bert Mooney Regional Airport in Butte, Montana April 3, 2020. Seventy-three Montana Army and Air National Guardsmen were activated for State Active Duty by Montana Governor Steve Bullock to screen 17 locations around the state in an effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Touchette)

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HELENA - Four days after President Donald Trump signed the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Montana-based stimulus watchers are waiting with bated breath for details about how the act will bring aid to bear on the state economy.

While the CARES Act responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with funding allocations targeting wide swaths of society, ranging from individual American...

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