Cuomo vetoes bill requiring public transportation workers to learn signs of human trafficking

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have required public transportation employees to learn the signs of human trafficking.

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, who sponsored the bill, took to Twitter to slam the move. She said in part that human trafficking is growing the the Bronx and the rest of the state. She said young women of color are oftentimes the targets.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams released a statement saying in part, "It's unfortunate the governor vetoed this important bill. This sends the wrong message that the state is not taking proactive steps to address the crisis of human trafficking. We need to use every tool in our toolbox to combat this egregious exploitation that is inextricably tied up with movement – arming our public transportation workers with essential training is a no brainer."

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