Nearly $12 million would be used to help local residents at risk of default on their leases or mortgages as a result of income losses related to the coronavirus-related economic slowdown.
State agency: More than 11,000 Plano residents try to claim unemployment benefits, but 1 in 5 claimants ineligible
More than 11,000 people living in Plano ZIP codes have claimed unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission has reported.
The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.
Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.
The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.
This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.
In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.
The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.
Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.
The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.
Unemployment recipients will have to start documenting their efforts to find a new job July 6, with the first reports due July 19.
Collections in Plano were $5.6 million in April, down from $6.5 million during the same period in 2019.
Eligible nonprofits and government entities may apply for funding.
A group of North Texas hospitals plans to promote expanding Medicaid ahead of next year’s session of the Texas Legislature as the state’s health system deals with substantial revenue losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.
Applications for the city of Plano’s Small Business Grant Program opened May 28.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.
The layoffs represent 3% of the health system’s workforce.
The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.
The North Texas Food Bank received a $100,000 donation from online retailer Amazon as the nonprofit continues to provide meals for residents in need.
Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to expect a 5% reduction in budget plans for the 2020-21 biennium as part of the state's response to the economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Plano will help some qualifying residents pay their rent and utility bills, and assist others with hotel-room costs in an effort to prevent people from becoming homeless during the coronavirus crisis.
“Small businesses are having to pivot, and we are seeing that. We are having businesses that had one business model that had to change," said Adriana Cruz, executive director for economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor.
Officials anticipate drawing from federal funds to ensure no delays in benefit payments.
The store is currently closed because of coronavirus-related restrictions but is expected to reopen for the liquidation process.
Plano-based J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection May 15, a move the company said would help it navigate the difficult business climate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.