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Schumer: Upstate New York schools could be at risk without federal money

Schumer calls on feds to fund COVID-19 supplies for schools
New York State re-elects Schumer
Posted at 7:23 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 19:23:11-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Schools in upstate New York might not be able to safely reopen without more money from the federal government.

That's what New York's senior Senator Charles Schumer is saying.

He says the cost of PPE and other supplies to keep COVID-19 at bay could drain local resources.

The Senator is now pushing for a plan called, COVID-4, which would inject $175-billion into the nation's elementary schools.

Schumer says without the federal money, local budgets would be crushed, local taxes could rise and some schools might stay closed.