The fallout continues at the state-run veterans homes, where stimulus funds meant for low-level workers also got to the pockets of senior managers who earned too much to qualify. A new report from the Wall Street Journal details how the money was mishandled. The federal aid was intended as hazard pay for low-earning state employees working in dangerous conditions dealing directly with COVID-19 patients. But according to the report, eight out of nine top administrators were given the extra cash despite performing routine functions during the pandemic.
Wall Street Journal Reporter Christopher Weaver has been covering the COVID-19 crisis at the veterans homes and broke the story.