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Gillibrand, Tonko in Albany to push federal disaster relief for local governments

WNYT Staff
Updated: August 07, 2020 06:35 PM
Created: August 07, 2020 02:58 PM

ALBANY - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko are classifying the pandemic as a "disaster." They believe local governments who are struggling should receive federal disaster relief.

That relief aid would help pay for essential services and revenues lost to coronavirus.

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Here in the Capital Region, many businesses have seen their funds slashed.

National unemployment sits at 10.2% right now. That's millions of Americans out of work, with still no congressional relief bill.

Hear Congressman Tonko's frustrations by watching the video of the story.


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