Bellone: Economic recovery could take years without federal relief

BRIEFING NOTES:
  • Bellone on recession: "This is no different than being hit by a category 5 hurricane."
  • "This is the time when you need the federal government to respond."
  • Bellone lauds New York delegation that has been fighting for federal funds to help local governments deal with fallout of COVID-19.
  • Bellone says taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for the pandemic. 
  • "The recovery from this will take many years longer" without federal relief.
  • 56 more cases of COVID-19, 2 deaths on June 12.
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