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Counties could see even more aid, reimbursements withheld in 2021

New York is in a tough spot financially.

NYSAC, or the New York State Association of Counties is sounding new alarm bells as delays continue to hold up future stimulus relief.

It’s hoped that the next relief bill will include funding for states and localities, which have been devastated by the pandemic.

Mark Lavigne, the deputy director of NYSAC, spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio about the situation.


“We have to go about our business as if [another stimulus] isn’t going to happen,” he explained. There have been revenue losses, and they have been doing the work required through the pandemic. And they will likely be the entities that are hardest hit at the end of this process.

The state has already begun withholding funding for services that were provided in 2020. Now, the state is likely to withhold additional reimbursements.

All of this as costs continue to skyrocket responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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