THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A new law will allow some SNAP recipients to use that money at participating restaurants.
The law still needs federal approval, but plans call for homeless, elderly and disabled food stamp recipients to use benefits to buy hot or prepared foods. Prices would likely be reduced for the food stamp recipients. Most of those affected are homeless, disabled or elderly, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office. The program is also designed to assist struggling restaurants and eateries.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a new moratorium on COVID-related residential and commercial evictions for New York State which is in effect until January 15, 2022. Under the new law, all protections of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act for residential tenants who are suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic will remain in place, along with new protections on commercial evictions. St. Lawrence County Legislator James E. Reagen. R-Ogdensburg, said that a state moratorium on evictions has left the landlords holding the bag and that it’s time for the state to fix the problem it created. For more, see story here.
Do you support the new moratorium n COVID-related residential and commercial evictions in the state?
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