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13 January 2019, 12:58 | Tara Lloyd
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Melissa Stewart, a state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman, told the Daily News that the Ocasio-Cortez campaign coverage lasted from March 31 to April 30 past year and it already paid the fine.
The failure to provide workers' compensation coverage lasted one month, as noted by Stewart, but that was enough for fellow Democrats to voice concern over the report and critics of the young rep to highlight the lack of coverage as evidence of "hypocrisy". She's pro-labor, pro-equality, supports taxing the ultra-rich to pay for vital government programs and infrastructure, and champions the working class and minorities.
Just a few weeks into the new Congress, Ocasio-Cortez is already causing heartburn among centrist Democrats who are wary of her unapologetic proposal to raise the top marginal income tax rate to 70 per cent.
There is a stark contrast between Ocasio-Cortez's style and freshman congressman Dan Crenshaw's (R-Texas) as both of their names have been in the media several times.
The New York legislator has vowed to take on the industry that makes up the corporate backbone for much of her constituency. "We cannot get their casework started because we cannot even get laptops in the hands of our district offices because the president has chose to hold the paychecks of everyday Americans hostage so that he can fulfill campaign, I don't even want to call it a promise, a campaign fantasy that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of".
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