Pandemic Aid

U.S. Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) stand with Steven Gentile, owner of the family-run amusement park Adventureland in Farmingdale, N.Y., and his staff, to propose federal coronavirus relief for the park.

Two Long Island Congressmen have introduced a bipartisan bill that would help amusement parks and other family attractions reopen after being shuttered during the pandemic.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announces his plan to spend $12 million from federal American Rescue Plan funding  to support services for families with newborns.
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Governor Ned Lamont wants to spend $12 million from Connecticut’s share of the American Rescue Plan money to provide a universal home visiting program for families with newborns. 

Metro-North 'Penn Station Access' Plan To Resume

May 14, 2021
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A plan to bring the Metro-North railroad through Penn Station has been revived.

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Connecticut House Republicans have proposed an alternative to Democratic Governor Ned Lamont’s spending plan for the American Rescue Act funding. The state is set to receive $2.6 billion in federal assistance.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Long Island to urge local substance use counselors to apply for federal funds to help combat the opioid epidemic.