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STATEMENT FROM GINA ARENA, CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE

On the Farm Laborers Wage Board’s recommendation to reduce the overtime threshold

“A board of unelected bureaucrats in Albany intentionally hurt our farms by pushing forward with this unaffordable mandate.


When I think of New York’s agriculture industry, I think of our local farms here in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland. Fresh food – right here in the Hudson Valley. But the reduction of the overtime threshold will undoubtedly devastate these local farms.


Our New York Family Farmers are just barely holding on during a time of surging inflation and a broken supply chain. The last thing Albany should be doing is economically harming our food producers more.


Peter Harckham and Governor Kathy Hochul must immediately step in and stop this bad policy from moving forward. If they cared about our family farmers, they would.”


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