Election Day is less than a week away and there are $4 billion initiatives that New Yorkers can look forward to when they vote.
The Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act funds environmental projects across New York State to combat climate change.
New Yorkers know the headaches of a big storm, including the money that goes toward repairing infrastructure. Hurricane Sandy caused over $19 billion in damage and economic losses.
A statewide initiative plans to create flood-resilient communities and improve public health with $1.1 billion to be used to reduce flood risk. Many of the projects started after Hurricane Sandy are still not finished. If the law is approved, the state will have access to funds to protect neighbors from future storms.
The law also seeks to target the pollution problem by paying for electric school buses statewide. Gov. Kathy Hochul plans to meet with Brooklyn leaders at Bushwick Inlet Park to discuss how the law will affect communities on the Brooklyn waterfront.
New Yorkers can take part in this vote by checking the back of the ballot and three other city-specific questions.