De Blasio, Schumer cut out Cuomo as middleman in deliverance of stimulus funds


Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer say $6 billion in federal stimulus funding through the American Rescue Act will be coming to New York City, but not funneled through the state government.

Schumer made an appearance during de Blasio’s morning press conference on Thursday stating that it would come from the feds through a direct payment to ensure none of the funding would be raided by the Cuomo administration.