Created: March 31, 2021 06:36 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Some local lawmakers say they want to make sure the state gives money to workers who are not eligible for federal coronavirus relief.
They're pushing back on some last-minute changes being made to a fund carved out for workers who haven't been eligible for extra unemployment and income benefits.
Their biggest issue is requiring proof of ID forms that many of these workers don't receive.
"This is not the time to put a big program in that doesn't actually help who it's supposed to help," Assemblywoman Sarah Clark (D, 136) said. "It does not work if it's a program that no one can access. We saw it with rent relief, we saw that too many obstacles made it too complicated and actually didn't help very many people."
The proposed package would provide $3.5 billion in relief.
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