As federal aid to assist state and local governments ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic continues to stall in Congress, six state senators penned a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging passage of a bill that will provide relief.
New York Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins and Democratic senators Todd Kaminsky, Shelley Mayer, Neil Breslin, Rachel May, and Tim Kennedy sent a letter Wednesday to the congressional leader outlined the “real world” consequences that responding to the pandemic has had on local government.
“Local governments affected by these measures have advised us that the loss of funding may mean job cuts for critical employees, halting infrastructure projects and curtailing other necessary services,” the letter continued. “Your delay is causing real hardship and the time for politics passed long ago. Do the right thing and provide our localities the funding they require and deserve.”