OR Leg board looks to approve millions for coronavirus aid

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are looking to convene a special remote hearing to approve aid to those affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including hospitals, rentals and workers. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports top lawmakers in both parties say they anticipate the Legislature’s Emergency Board will meet next week to allocate tens of millions of dollars in emergency funds as the state awaits federal stimulus payments. Items likely to be up for consideration, majority Democrats said, include direct assistance for renters, additional resources for homeless services and domestic violence prevention, help for small businesses and money for people awaiting unemployment insurance.  The Emergency Board has around $50 million to work with.