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The City Hall building in Atlanta, Georgia is the seat of the city's government. 

(The Center Square) — Local governments across Georgia are doling out federal COVID relief money to government employees as retention bonuses.

In March 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department said the federal dollars were primarily intended to help governments "continue to support the public health response and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable economic recovery." A subsequent Treasury Department rule expanded how governments could use the money, including giving "premium pay for essential workers."

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