Gov. Hochul Threatens School Funding Over Mask Mandate Non Compliance, Blakeman Fires Back


Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul said school districts could face state funding cuts if they don’t enforce the mask mandate. Her warning came after Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, signed an executive order that lets school districts decide whether kids are required to mask up.

Hochul said the executive order by Blakeman, the newly sworn-in Republican leader, cannot override state law.

“Those who underestimate me do so at their own peril, including the county executive of Nassau County,” Hochul said on Friday. “I have the law of the state of New York behind me and I will always exercise my authority and obligation to protect the health of the people of this state.”

NY County Executive Bruce Blakeman responded “Hochul is threatening to remove school board members and not to fund schools – how does this help our children?”

“We need to get back to normal, return student and family rights”, said Blakeman.

Blakeman continued “Rather than threaten school board members and funding for schools, Gov. Hochul should disclose re-examine the facts and disclose the exact benchmarks needed to lift student mask mandates. We all deserve an answer!”

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