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Kriseman: No money for city of St. Petersburg in $2 trillion relief bill

March 26, 2020 - Small and mid-size cities and counties will not get any direct aid under the $2.2 trillion relief bill approved by the U.S. Senate. That includes the city of St. Petersburg, said Mayor Rick Kriseman. "“I’m on the front lines trying to make difficult decisions and these resources are not going to get through to me and cities like [St. Petersburg]," Kriseman told Politico. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has written a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging the House to lower the population cut-off when the House takes up the measure, likely on Friday.


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