Queens leaders call on governor to restore the excluded workers fund


Elected officials and community organizers are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to immediately invest an additional $3 billion to the New York State Excluded Workers Fund to aid countless immigrant families previously left out of crucial financial support.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards sent a letter to Hochul on Wednesday, Dec. 8, urging the governor to replenish the fund that quickly ran out of funds to dispense.