WEDNESDAY at 11:00 AM, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and will host a press conference to discuss the critical need for dedicated state and local funding from Congress to mitigate the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
Without these dedicated funds, state and local governments will be forced to cut budgets and eliminate vital community services and frontline jobs, like public health care workers, police, fire, transportation, EMS, teachers and more.
In May, the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, which would provide an estimated $34 billion in new funds for New York State, and an estimated $32 billion in new funds for New York’s counties and municipalities, including an estimated $216 million for Orange County; $165 million for Dutchess County; $55 million for Putnam County; and $544 million for Westchester County
The Senate has not considered the Heroes Act, and negotiations for future COVID-19 relief legislation are ongoing.
This press conference will also mark nearly 6 months since Rep. Maloney and the County Executives gathered to discuss COVID-19 containment and emergency preparations in the Hudson Valley.
WHAT: In-person press conference
WHO: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, September 9, 2020; 11:00AM
WHERE: Beacon Fire Department Headquarters; 425 Main St., Beacon, NY
NOTE: This event will be held in-person. All attendees will be required to wear a mask, and will be asked to remain socially distanced.