City & State’s Webinar Series: Financial and Economic Impact on NY Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Event Description

New York is the epicenter of a health crisis with devastating financial consequences and New Yorkers are fighting to protect not only their homes but also their jobs and their small businesses. COVID-19 has brought major changes to New York’s economy and disrupted many of the businesses New Yorkers work for and rely on. Jobs are being lost and cut at a record pace; people are not able to get services needed. This has a ripple effect including the loss of tax revenue which made lead to cuts in police, education or health care.  What can be done to help the people, the small businesses and the city and state itself?

Scott M. Stringer
New York City Comptroller
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has spent his career in public service fighting to ensure that every New Yorker has a fair shot to make it in our city. Over the last two decades, Mr. Stringer has been a champion for progressive solutions to our City’s biggest challenges – fighting for a $15 minimum wage, access to affordable child care, and for the dramatic expansion of affordable housing – while working to promote the City’s long-term fiscal health. Born and raised in Washington Heights, Mr. Stringer attended local public schools and graduated from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992, where he represented Manhattan’s West Side for 13 years. In 2006, he became Manhattan Borough President, and was elected Comptroller in 2013. He and his wife, Elyse, live with their two sons, Maxwell and Miles, in Manhattan.
Linda A. Lacewell, Superintendent
NYS Department of Financial Services
Linda A. Lacewell is the third Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. DFS supervises the activities of nearly 1,500 banking and other financial institutions with assets of more than $2.6 trillion and more than 1,800 insurance companies with assets of more than $4.7 trillion, totaling $7.3 trillion. A member of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s cabinet, Superintendent Lacewell has dedicated her career to serving the public. Since taking office in 2019, Superintendent Lacewell: Protecting consumers and supporting industry during COVID-19 as a member of Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Taskforce; Has strengthened DFS’s reputation as a national leader in consumer protection, appointing the Department’s first Consumer Advocate and Consumer Protection Task Force; Protected student loan borrowers – launching a Step Up for Students initiative, licensing student loan servicers and introducing a Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights; She has supported innovation and strengthened cybersecurity in the financial services industry by creating Research and Innovation and Cybersecurity divisions at the department; Championed financial inclusion and diversity – bringing bank branches into underserved areas across New York State, creating a committee to promote women leadership in financial services; and hiring a diverse and talented leadership team; Fostered cooperation and collaboration with the Department’s international counterparts to safeguard the global financial system and committed to fighting climate change. Contributed to New York’s progressive achievements by helping codify the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act into New York State law. She has been a top advisor to the Governor, a staunch advocate for economic justice, a tenacious prosecutor of wrongdoing, and a champion of women’s rights and representation.
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