Washington (CNN) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign was fined by the state of New York for not having required workers' compensation for a month last year, according to the New York state Workers' Compensation Board. "The employer did not have the required workers' compensation coverage from March 31, 2018 to April 30, 2018 and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid," New York state Workers' Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said in a statement provided to CNN. Stewart also added that the workers compensation coverage is "vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries." The New York Daily News was the first to report this. CNN has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez's spokesperson for comment.
Source: CNN January 12, 2019 16:07 UTC