DiNapoli: Counties will be hit hard by Coronavirus, could cost state $4 to $7 billion

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the economic downturn caused by the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 will cost between $4 and $7 billion.

Those are revenues that will be in the fiscal year that starts in April.

New York State Association of Counties Deputy Director Mark LaVigne says he’s concerned about compounding economic distress that will impact taxpayers, services, and staffing at the local level, according to Finger Lakes News Radio.

LaVigne says this is not the time to pass a new budget that includes additional cuts to counties. NYSAC says a new report is coming soon, which will highlight those cost struggles.

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