FEMA’s deputy federal coordinating officer for Hurricane Sandy in New York speaks about FEMA’s work in the city and warns homeowners about scams.
New York and Connecticut have set up health exchanges and are waiting for approval. But in New Jersey, a state with a Republican governor, the exchange is not a sure thing.
Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Vogel told NJ Today that FEMA has sufficient funds to take care of the needs of the Garden State. So far, Vogel said a quarter of a billion dollars has been granted to individual families.
The wholesale produce co-op has threatened to move to New Jersey if its landlord, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, doesn’t arrive at a new lease agreement that satisfies vendors.
Minimum wage was supposed to be on the legislative agenda this winter, but many lawmakers are now focused on recovery from Hurricane Sandy.