News 8

May 12th, 2021

NEW YORK CITY (WROC) — New York State Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-56) introduced legislation that would pilot a cash relief program in Monroe County. The legislation was announced Tuesday after Cooney endorsed New York City mayoral candidate, and Universal Basic Income advocate, Andrew Yang. According to officials from Cooney’s office, the pilot would include 1,000 low income households with children, chosen randomly from applicants resident in Monroe County. Those selected would then be provided $500 per month for the duration of the two-year pilot program.

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