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Gilbert businesses, nonprofits to get bulk of coronavirus relief funds

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Town of Gilbert water tower. (Photo: The Republic)

Gilbert will begin spending some of its nearly $30 million in coronavirus relief funding, three months after the town received the money. 

The Town Council will spend $18 million for business grants, loans and other support and $2 million for nonprofits. A majority of the remaining funds may go to a public safety project.

Gov. Doug Ducey in late May announced that Arizona cities, towns and counties would get $441 million of the state’s $1.86 billion of federal coronavirus relief money. 

Gilbert didn’t actually receive its $29.2 million “AZCares Fund” allocation until early July, according to town spokesperson Jennifer Harrison. The council formed a Cares subcommittee in August to discuss spending options.

An Arizona Republic analysis from mid-September found that while cities pleaded with the state for their share of the money, once they got it, many have been slow to

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Pre-paid ballots are first-class, not bulk, with proper postage

A legitimate ballot envelope with prepaid postage won’t be processed as bulk. In fact, it must be first-class mail and have a proper $.55 stamp.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Got (election) mail? Make sure postage doesn’t pose a problem with your vote.

On the heels of voter registration day, more absentee ballots are going out to voters who request them in North Carolina. Recently, the VERIFY team looked into an absentee ballot application form from the Center for Voter Information. It included a prepaid postage envelope, and WFMY verified it was a legitimate means of requesting a ballot.

RELATED: Got (election) mail? This absentee ballot application with pre-paid postage is legitimate

Good Morning Show viewer Jolee asked WFMY to follow up with this question: “I heard that the postage-paid ballots are not handled as first-class mail but rather bulk rate and not processed as quickly. Is this accurate?”

For background, bulk

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