Erie County

Erie County remains on the pathway to moving into the next phase of re-opening New York, even with problems involving hospitalizations. That is the word from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, even after the Memorial Day holiday.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging Congress to include money in its next federal aid package to help state governments that are financially decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Congress is nearing a $450 billion deal to replenish a program to help small businesses devastated by the pandemic. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says among the key pieces included in this interim deal is money for rural hospitals, which have had to furlough hundreds of workers to offset financial losses.