NY, NJ governors make joint plea for federal COVID-19 relief, SALT repeal

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined forces Friday in an effort to ensure their states receive a “fair” amount of federal COVID-19 funds. The pair argued that states should get aid proportionate to the price they paid during the pandemic. “When a state gets hit by a hurricane, that state gets relief,” Cuomo said during a remote briefing at the State Capitol. “It’s not that every state gets relief, the places that paid the highest price for the emergency. Our state, and our region, paid the highest price for the emergency,” he added. President Joe Biden has pl…

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