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(The Center SQuare) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Washington Wednesday to meet with President Donald Trump, with the governor saying in his daily COVID-19 news briefing at the National Press Club that the two Queens natives held a cordial conversation about infrastructure projects Cuomo believes can “supercharge” the state’s reopening process. Read more

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(The Center Square) – As New York’s new unemployment claims remained at a level 10 times the norm for the fifth consecutive week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday addressed concerns that the state’s system was failing to keep up with the needs of its residents. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Following several days of questions about the state’s handling of the high number of COVID-19 cases at the state’s nursing homes, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that Attorney General Letitia James and the Department of Health would be launching an investigation to look into reports of insufficient care. Read more

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(The Center Square) – While state and national officials are talking about the possibilities of reopening the economy once the coronavirus abates, the impact of the shutdown of all but essential businesses continues to be reflected in the latest unemployment data. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Former presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will lead New York state’s efforts to trace those who’ve had contact with coronavirus patients, and the business mogul and billionaire is planning to chip in $10 million for the effort. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday urged residents to take photos of people violating social distancing requirements and report them to the city in an effort to continue mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Read more

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(The Center Square) – In his nightly briefing on the coronavirus crisis Friday, President Donald Trump passed up an opportunity to continue his war of words from earlier in the day with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But he did devote a good portion of the news conference to one of Cuomo’s primary complaints – the involvement of the federal government in state testing programs. Read more

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A heated argument between President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo played out in real-time Friday as the president began to tweet criticism of the governor during his daily coronavirus briefing, leading Cuomo, in turn, to critique the president’s leadership. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York’s stay-at-home order, which was scheduled to expire April 29, was extended Thursday to May 15 as part of ongoing efforts to constrain the spread of the novel coronavirus that has infected hundreds of thousands of state residents. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to weigh in decisively Sunday on the apparent dispute over who has the power to close or reopen the city’s schools, insisting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo simply has a different perspective on the matter. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Political commentators looking to assign blame and arguing over the best date to start bringing back the nation’s economy are engaging in a discourse that is “corrosive and destructive,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to prod federal authorities to take a more active role in testing for coronavirus, saying that the state only has the capacity to produce thousands of viral antibody tests per week at a time when millions are needed. Read more

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(The Center Square) – As has happened often throughout their respective tenures in office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio found themselves at odds on an issue Thursday, this time on the topic of when the state and local economies might start to get back to normal. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he has been in consultation with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut about a regional approach to restarting the economy once the coronavirus crisis starts to ease up in the region. Read more

(The Center Square) – Hospitals in upstate New York could see their key medical equipment – including ventilators – redistributed to downstate medical facilities facing dire shortages under an executive order issued Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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(The Center Square) – In the absence of any powers like the federal Defense Production Act, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday issued a plea to businesses to help his state cope with an expected shortage of protective equipment for the doctors and nurses coping with the state’s coronavirus epidemic. Read more

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(The Center Square) – About 39.7 percent of New York adults are considered at risk of coronavirus complications due to age or preexisting medical conditions, the 36th highest share among the 50 states, according to a study from the website 24/7 Wall St. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the news Tuesday that his own brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, had been diagnosed with coronavirus to drive home to state residents how important it is to take social distancing and isolation guidelines seriously. Read more

The state of New York is set to pass a budget next week while staring at as much as a $15 billion revenue shortfall. For that, Gov. Andrew Cuomo places the blame squarely at the feet of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and other members of the state’s congressional delegation. Read more

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(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering quarantining New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut from the rest of the nation to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from those three states. Read more

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Another torrent of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases and updated projections for how bad the crisis could get led New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to assail the federal response Tuesday morning as inadequate. Read more

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After several consecutive days of announcements of new restrictions to combat the coronavirus, and with thousands of news cases still being announced daily, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday pivoted to the topic of how the state and the nation will begin to emerge from the pandemic in the weeks and months to come. Read more

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(The Center Square) – A New York state senator announced that he’s filed two bills aimed to help volunteer first responders who are coming to the aid of residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described his expectations for the impact of the coronavirus on his state in stark terms Thursday, saying “the health care system is going to be overwhelmed” during a TV interview. Read more

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is warning that the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic could cost state revenues $4 billion in the next fiscal year. And if there’s a severe recession, stock market declines and an extended timeframe for recovery from the virus, that figure could rise to $7 billion. Read more

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(The Center Square) – As the number of new diagnosed coronavirus cases skyrocketed in New York on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolled out yet another directive designed to encourage social distancing. Read more

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is considering shutting down the world's largest city in response to the coronavirus by implementing a shelter-in-place program that would force most residents to stay in their homes. Read more

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign an executive order today, March 16, limiting all restaurants, bars and cafes to food take-out and delivery only. Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, and concert venues must all close. The order takes effect at 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 17. Read more

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(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that state workers who have to be quarantined as a result of exposure to the spreading coronavirus will receive two weeks of paid leave. Read more

Governor Confirms 32 additional cases, bringing statewide total to 76
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During a briefing on the novel coronavirus today, March 7, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. The Governor also confirmed 32 additional cases, bringing the statewide total to 76. Read more