State senator demands Cuomo provide schools with more PPE

State Sen. Sue Serino (R) says there's money in the state's coffers to supply more personal protective equipment (PPE) to districts.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2020, 10:25 AM

Updated 1,373 days ago

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Education and political leaders across the Hudson Valley are calling for the state to do more to protect students and staff when they go back to class.
State Sen. Sue Serino (R) says there's money in the state's coffers to supply more personal protective equipment (PPE) to districts, and has sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying the state is obligated to do more.
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As part of the federal CARES Act, New York received more than $5 billion to spend on COVID-related expenses.
Nearly $1 billion of that has not been specifically allocated for the rest of the year.
Serino argues there's no "other" purpose more important right now than spending that money on PPE for schools. "And we can utilize that money for the schools. Part of our job as legislators is to keep people safe, right? And that's what we should be doing right now."
Serino says she has not yet heard back from the governor's office on her letter.
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