Mayor calls proposed stimulus plan a ‘non-starter,’ says it ignores hunger crisis, cuts unemployment benefits

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the proposed stimulus from U.S. Senate Republicans a “non-starter.”

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2020, 1:36 PM

Updated 1,396 days ago

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Mayor calls proposed stimulus plan a ‘non-starter,’ says it ignores hunger crisis, cuts unemployment benefits
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the proposed stimulus from U.S. Senate Republicans a “non-starter.”
He says their version of the stimulus plan cuts unemployment benefits, ignores hunger crisis and recklessly conditions school funding.
The mayor says it shows zero support for state and local governments fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
The mayor also signed an executive order expanding efforts to help minority and women-owned businesses in neighborhoods hit hardest by COVID-19.
He says NYC agencies will be directed to support the businesses.
In addition to women-owned businesses, three new initiatives will be established to help people of color. This will include a talent matching program to expand access to contracts for businesses rooted in black and brown communities, pro bono consultant corps and mentorship network.
Mayor de Blasio also announced Tuesday that the rental moped company Revel will shut down service.
He says having a conversation with the Revel CEO this morning, the scooter company is shutting down service in NYC for the time being. This comes after the mayor says a young man died in Queens Monday night. Former News 12 report Nina Kapur was also killed while on a Revel scooter last week.
As the extreme heat continues, the mayor again advised New Yorkers to keep an eye on elderly neighbors and call 311 if necessary.
 


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