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Cuomo signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits; Cuomo signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits

May 30, 2020 - The Canadian Press

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday granting death benefits to the families of police officers, public health workers and other front-line workers who have died of the coronavirus.

"You gave your lives for us, we will be there for your families going forward," Cuomo said as he signed the legislation at his daily briefing on the virus.

The bill passed by state lawmakers this past week provides an accidental death benefit that is more substantial than the regular death be...