Federal Coronavirus Aid Allocation to New York “Not Enough”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the two-trillion dollar federal stimulus package awaiting final signatures doesn’t give the Empire State enough. Cuomo made the statement during his daily briefing with reporters on the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Governor’s office, $3.1-billion dollars that is expected to come to the Empire State is the second lowest amount in the nation while New York is dealing with the highest costs from the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.
A statement issued by Cuomo’s communication’s director, Dani Lever says “The gross political manipulation is obvious. For example, Wyoming, which only has 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases is getting 17.1 percent of their budget as a payment from the federal government.” New York’s share, according to Lever, is 1.9 percent of its total state budget.