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Statement from NYSAC President Jack Marren Calling on Congress to Fight for Direct Funding to Local Governments in Relief Package

NYSAC and NYSCEA sent a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation Calling on Congress to support the direct allocation of resources to all counties.
As Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, McConnell and the President move towards a bi-partisan stimulus package, NYSAC and NYSCEA sent a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation Calling on Congress to support the direct allocation of resources to all counties, to be distributed based on population.
 
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, counties have provided the front-line workers and fiscal resources necessary to respond to the public health crisis and restore economic activity. Now, as the President and Congress negotiate an additional stimulus package in the wake of a nationwide surge in new cases, counties are calling on members of Congress to continue fighting for a direct allocation of resources to all counties. These county funds should be flexible, distributed based on population, and available to cover direct expenses or replace lost revenue as a result of the pandemic.
 
“We thank Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and the entire New York Congressional Delegation for championing the need for additional stimulus to help combat the COVID-19 virus. We are hopeful that the renewed sense of bi-partisanship we're seeing among congressional leaders will result in a compromise that provides the essential funding counties need to stop the spread of the virus and support individuals, families, and businesses devastated by this crisis.”
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Media Contact: Mark LaVigne | MLavigne@nysac.org | 518-465-1473 x206
 

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