Capitol Pressroom

Feb. 25, 2015: Scott Stringer, Food banks, Asm. Zebrowski and Asm. Jaffee, President Yehuda Weissmandl

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses NYC affordable housing and the NYC budget.

Triada Stampas, the Food Bank for New York City’s Vice President of Research and Mark Quandt, the Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, explain the hunger crisis in New York and a push for more budget allocations for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program.

Asm. Kenneth Zebrowski (D – Suffern) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D – Pearl River) discuss a bill they have sponsored that would appoint a state monitor for the troubled East Ramapo School District.

Yehuda Weissmandl, President of the East Ramapo School Board, responds to the proposed legislation for East Ramapo. President Weissmandl says the biggest need for one of New York’s poorest districts is more funding.

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