State, Counties Warn Congress: Show Us the Money or ‘Dramatic Actions’ Will Be Taken

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at a coronavirus briefing in New York City on August 3. Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at a coronavirus briefing in New York City on August 3. Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

State and county officials reissued a plea to Congress to deliver federal disaster relief for the financial fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.

A warning that drastic actions will be taken if federal funding does not come through comes as Congress and the White House are negotiating a new, two-year financial stimulus package to help the country recover from the pandemic-related recession. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to support additional funding for state and local governments.

State, Counties Warn Congress: Show Us the Money or ‘Dramatic Actions’ Will Be Taken

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