The administration hopes the funding request will become part of an upcoming short-term spending bill aimed at funding the federal government beyond Sept. 30.
State and local health departments have put significant financial resources into fighting COVID-19, but so far the federal government has shouldered the cost of free vaccines and therapeutics as well as a now-defunded program to provide health care for uninsured people with the virus. The federal government is also providing free tests.
Georgia lawmakers agreed Monday on a budget with boosts in spending for K-12 education, universities, mental health and public safety. They're reaping the rewards of a big increase in state revenue as Gov. Brian Kemp and legislators seek reelection this year.
As federal money pours into Georgia to end new HIV infections, hundreds of people living with HIV and AIDS are being threatened with eviction. Nonprofit...