Queens lawmakers call on Albany to pass community hiring and MWBE bills


Three Queens elected officials who represent some of the neighborhoods that were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in calling on state lawmakers to pass key bills for the city’s economic recovery.

Jackson Heights state Senator Jessica Ramos and Councilman Francisco Moya were among multiple lawmakers who are urging the passage of legislation that would increase opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) and promote community hiring for future development projects.

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