Bill Cassidy Talks Funding For States 5-20-20

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Senator Bill Cassidy joined us today to talk about the next round of federal funding that will be sent out.  This funding will be sent out in thirds and each state will receive an amount of money based on how hard the state’s economy was impacted by the Coronavirus.  Cassidy explains that the reason the money is being distributed in thirds is because this money is supposed to carry over into 2021 to help out long term.  Other factors that will determine the funding the state receives is amount of infected per capita, how many businesses have closed and how long they stayed closed.  Finally, Cassidy breaks down the total amount of funding and how this funding will help companies from having to lay off people and it will also help pay police officers and first responders.  He also discusses the huge stimulus package that Speaker Pelosi is proposing.  Hear the full interview here.

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Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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