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Gov. Cuomo meets with President Trump to ask for federal help during pandemic

President Donald Trump and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. President Donald Trump and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. | Photo: File / AP Photos.

WNYT Staff
Updated: May 27, 2020 08:32 PM
Created: May 27, 2020 05:24 AM

Governor Cuomo was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday meeting with President Trump.

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The governor is pushing the federal government to provide states like New York with financial help during the pandemic.

Mr. Cuomo says he also urged the president to support some big infrastructure projects. Those projects would bring people back to work and help stimulate the economy, but they would also require federal funding.

The state is facing an $8 billion to $10 billion budget deficit.

Without federal funds, cuts would have to be made to schools, hospitals, and local governments.

Later at his daily briefing, Gov. Cuomo railed against Republican lawmakers that have argued against "bailing out Democratic states."

You can see Gov. Cuomo's full coronavirus briefing here.


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