Gov. Cuomo Proposes 50% Bonus For Critical Workers

ABC News reports:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a 50% bonus for police, firefighters, medical personnel, mass transit employees and other essential workers on the front-lines of coronavirus.

“They are carrying us through this crisis and the crisis is not over. If you look at who they are and the equity and fairness of what is happening, I think any reasonable person would say we should right this wrong,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo said while funding businesses impacted by coronavirus is also important, “teachers and police officers and firefighters and transit workers and health care workers and nursing home staff” are equally important.