WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – As part of the economic rescue bill, Congress sent billions of dollars to state governments for COVID-19 related costs. Some states, including South Dakota, have complained about the rules on spending that money.
Senator Mike Rounds says that authority is still an issue in the Senate.
Rounds says they don’t want to help states bail out their faltering pension plans.
Rounds says he has a bill that would give states more flexibility in spending the federal money.
South Dakota got $1.2 billion dollars from the economic rescue plan.