Keyword: Kirsten Gillibrand
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Federal money to the tune of $36 million is coming to the state — but isn’t intended to help with the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, according to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, the funds are earmarked to repaid damaged federal roads. more
New York City has worked hard to keep coronavirus infection rates low since its economic reopening, and the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce wants to lend a hand to keep it that way. more
The U.S. Postal Service was on shaky financial ground before the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s become even worse since. But U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has an idea that might make the centuries-old institution solvent again — turn post offices into banks. more
More than 6,000 people have died from complications of COVID-19 in New York as of Wednesday, and outside of New York City, numbers appear to indicate that three out of every four of those deaths were white. But inside New York City, it appears to be a much different story — and local elected officials aren't happy about it. more
President Donald Trump has made his first major disaster declaration of the coronavirus epidemic, releasing federal emergency aid to New York, a state that has seven times more confirmed cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 than the next leading state. more
Looming over many prospective parents is the cost of sending their children to college. That could carry price tags of more than $50,000 per year — at least — and there’s only so much scholarship money to go around. more
Independent contractors driving vehicles on behalf of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft could be a step closer to forming a labor union after Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino said she would introduce a bill next month paving the way for it to happen. more
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center was one of five local pre-kindergarten programs to receive additional Head Start funding. more
More than a dozen New York congressional Democrats members have signed on to Concurrent Resolution 52 expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands immediate attention. more
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