HYDE PARK, NY – Senator Sue Serino today is pushing back as businesses across the state are receiving notices that they will be hit with a new surcharge to help the state pay back money it borrowed from the federal government to fund unemployment during the pandemic. Serino joined a number of her colleagues in sending a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul asking her to immediately cease the misguided initiative.
“Our small businesses went above and beyond during the pandemic to take extraordinary steps to help keep our community safe and healthy and this is how they are repaid? Enough is enough,” said Senator Serino. “It was the state that shut these businesses down, and now it is the state that needs to step up, do the right thing, and utilize its massive budget surplus to pay down this debt without further penalizing our small businesses.”
A full copy of the letter can be viewed by clicking here.
Senator Serino has also launched a petition to oppose the initiative. Interested residents can click here to make their voices heard and sign in support.