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County Execs Plead For Federal Coronavirus Aid

Sep 25, 2020
Orange, Suffolk and Onondaga County Executives hold Zoom press conference to call for federal coronavirus aid, September 25, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Three New York county executives, including one from the Hudson Valley, are reiterating their call for Congress to deliver coronavirus stimulus aid. With proposed budgets coming out in the next few weeks, county leaders say that without direct state and local aid, further layoffs and service cuts are unavoidable.

Great Lakes
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The CARES Act passed by Congress in March effectively postponed federal student loan payments through September in light of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic — but some borrowers say their credit scores have taken a hit as a result. 

U.S. House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey
Courtesy of NY Congresswoman Nita Lowey

The next federal coronavirus relief package is taking shape, and it includes much-sought aid for state and local governments that are warning of imminent cuts.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed an emergency coronavirus relief package to support small business relief programs. New York Congressman Antonio Delgado voted in support of the measure that also includes funding for hospitals and a national COVID-19 testing strategy.

After getting the package from the Senate Tuesday, U.S. House members voted this afternoon on a fourth COVID relief measure that replenishes a Small Business Administration relief programs. New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney voted in support of the package but says it’s not nearly enough.

Two Hudson Valley Reps Assess Coronavirus Aid Package

Mar 27, 2020
Washington DC
James DeMers

President Donald Trump has signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Just hours after the House passed the legislation Friday, two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley said the largest relief package in the country’s history was a necessity. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.