Ortt Calls for Local CARES Act Relief

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 13:52

Recently, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release one billion dollars in unused federal CARES Act funds that remain in New York State's coffers. The federal CARES Act originally contained $7 billion in funding for the State of New York and was distributed to local governments with populations greater than 500,000 residents. While this was helpful to New York State, its largest cities, and larger counties, reduced sales tax revenue and a lack of federal aid have put immense financial pressure on many smaller governments around the state.

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