Advocates at state Capitol push for unemployment funding

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New Yorkers – from constituents to lawmakers – continue to push for funding they say should be invested into our state.

Excluded workers, advocates and elected officials kicked off a push Wednesday morning to provide workers with permanent access to financial aid when they lose their job.

They’re calling on Gov. Hochul and Albany to include $500 million in the state budget for an unemployment program, which they say would bring the State of New York’s unemployment insurance system up to date with today’s economy.

Formerly incarcerated individuals also say they’re part of the solution to violence. They continue pushing for parole bills, which they say would bring home more leaders to improve community safety.