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De Blasio slams COVID stimulus deal as not enough for NYC

De Blasio slams COVID stimulus deal as not enough for NYC
“There’s so much missing. You can’t call it stimulus. A stimulus would actually stim-u-late the economy. Help us move forward, help us recover ... this barely helps us tread water, " de Blasio said.

(Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) With the prospect of having to lay off city workers looming, de Blasio has been calling on the feds for months to provide more aid to New York City.Two men stand in front of the New York State Department of Labor office, which is closed due to COVID-19 in the Brooklyn borough of New York on May 5.Help us move forward, help us recover .We can’t keep the good people who serve our people employed,” he said.

Mayor de Blasio slammed the federal stimulus deal hammered out in Congress over the weekend, calling it “months late and billions short” on Monday.The federal stimulus bill is expected to deliver $600 direct payments to most U.

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