NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than six months after superstorm Sandy hit, Sen. Charles Schumer has asked the federal government to increase federal reimbusements to help areas still struggling.
“I want to start a campaign to pressure them immediately. That’s why we’re here today. Raising the reimbursement rate to 90 percent has huge implications for local governments and for taxpayers,” said Schumer. “Every dollar the federal government picks up is one less dollar that our local New York taxpayers will have to shell out for themselves.”