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(The Center Square) — While the COVID-19 nursing home scandal that has plagued the Cuomo administration drew a lot of attention at Thursday’s legislative budget hearing, New York state lawmakers still had time to pepper administration officials on what’s being proposed for the year ahead. And a proposed 1 percent cut in the Medicaid budget certainly caught the eye of some legislators as well as other advocates. Read more from OnSachem News.


(The Center Square) — New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker testified Thursday during a 2022 legislative budget hearing, but many lawmakers focused their comments and questions on the past year – namely the Cuomo administration’s controversial handling of nursing home patients during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more from OnSachem News.


(The Center Square) – The fallout from the bombshell New York Post report on state officials withholding information on nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic continued Friday as Republican leaders called for swift action, including the possible removal of Gov. Andrew Cuomo from office. Read more from OnSachem News.


(The Center Square) – An adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to admit that the administration had deliberately concealed the number of nursing home deaths during the summer of 2020 tied to COVID-19 in a bid to avoid political fallout and an investigation from the U.S. Justice Department, according to a published report. Read more from OnSachem News.