Hurricane Maria

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the federal government failed to adequately respond after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, and he plans to file a lawsuit against President Trump on behalf of displaced Puerto Ricans.

Jessica Hill / AP

The state of Connecticut is set to receive more than $10 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help school districts that took in displaced students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria.  

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo finished his fifth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria struck the island last September. He announced a new agricultural trade agreement, and had some harsh words for President Trump.

Steven Senne / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state has a plan to make sure people displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma and Maria do not become homeless.

Ramon Espinosa / AP

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says the Puerto Rican community in the state is outraged over a new Harvard report that estimates Hurricane Maria was responsible for more than 4,600 deaths in Puerto Rico. That’s much higher than the official number of deaths from the federal government, which is 64. 

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