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NYC presses the state to approve line-of-duty benefits for police and other city employees who died from coronavirus

May 19, 2020


New York City is pressing the state to approve line-of-duty death benefits for the survivors of municipal employees who died while responding to the Covid-19 outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

“We’ll work with all of our partners in Albany to get this done,” de Blasio said at a press briefing. “We’ll work the City Council. We need to take this weight off the shoulders of the families of these valiant New Yorkers.”

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