New York Post
August 11, 2002

CHUCK 'RAISES' THE STAKES

By ANGELINA CAPPIELLO

Sen. Charles Schumer yesterday called for $500 million of Federal Emergency Management Agency money to be used to give city police officers and firefighters a raise.

"These are the men and women who keep our city safe," said Schumer (D-N.Y.). "The government must help us give these officers the raises, the incentives to stay. They're leaving in droves."

Schumer - flanked by Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch and Uniformed Firefighters Association president Stephen Cassidy - called on Gov. Pataki to use $500 million of the $21 billion in federal emergency aid to help pay for raises.

"There's room in the budget for this," said Schumer.