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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the moratorium on disconnecting utilities for nonpayment is ending in Kentucky. 

  Some in western Kentucky will be faced with the prospect of paying their utility bill again or having their utility cutoff when the Kentucky Public Service Commission lifts its moratorium on utility disconnections starting Oct. 20.

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a five-month extension to measures aimed at preventing millions of tenants from being thrown out of housing for missing rent due to hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3088 into law late Monday after last-minute wrangling in the California Legislature that tried to balance the demands of both landlord and tenant advocacy groups.

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Local utility companies are working with customers to pay off bills amidst a temporary halt on service disconnects due to coronavirus.