JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Governor Tate Reeves said Wednesday he would sign the bill passed by the Legislature giving $300 million to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus.
That money is part of the more than $1 billion in federal cash for coronavirus relief that led to a public dispute over whether Reeves or the Legislature had the authority to decide how it should be spent.
The legislation to help small businesses will provide $2,000 to some small businesses and up to $25,000 for others, according to Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann.
Reeves' announcement came the same day the state reported declines in emergency room visits for coronavirus-like cases but a gradual increase in people hospitalized, people in intensive care and people on a ventilator because of the coronavirus.