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Cuomo says New York faces bleak future if federal funding doesn’t come soon

Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York State will face some difficult decisions, and ‘irreversible damage’ if President Donald Trump wins re-election.

He also noted that Democrats need to win the U.S. Senate, if the state is going to secure any kind of financial relief.

New York currently faces a $13 billion hole created by the Coronavirus Pandemic.


“Life is options, and we don’t have any good ones,” Cuomo said. “I’m not going to do any damage to the state’s economy until you tell me that is the last resort.”

Earlier this week President Donald Trump contended that he would not endorse a bailout or second relief bill in Congress if it included funding for ‘poorly run’, ‘high crime’ Democrat states.

“You’re talking about billions of dollars. You’re talking about providing assistance to states and localities that were hurt by COVID,” Cuomo added, speaking to the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Right now there is no certainty on how the state will proceed given its budget issues.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

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