Hochul vetoes Grieving Families Act right before end-of-year deadline

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“As someone who has lived the devastation of the current wrongful death law, it is my personal commitment to ensure that justice knows no bounds, and no family, irrespective of race, ability, or age, is denied the recourse they deserve because of their economic status,” said Senator Cordell Cleare in a statement. “The governor must reform the law and sign the Grieving Families Act, offering long-awaited justice to the bereaved and deterring these preventable deaths. We must put the power back in the hands of the people. It is absolutely unacceptable that, in the midst of a Black maternal health crisis and rising infant mortality, we remain in the same place [as] we were in 1847.” To read more click the link.