Martin Vassolo
Sep 16, 2022 - News

How South Florida cities use COVID money to fund police

A police officer stands on a stack of coins.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Several South Florida cities are among the local governments nationwide using federal COVID recovery funding to shore up their police departments and other law enforcement efforts.

Driving the news: Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), President Joe Biden gave U.S. cities and counties $350 billion to recover from the pandemic.

Deirdra Funcheon
Aug 31, 2022 - COVID

CDC estimates show most Florida kids had COVID

Data: CDC; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

An estimated 86.2% of children in Florida have already had COVID-19, according to new data from the CDC.

  • That's higher than the nationwide estimate of 79.7%.

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