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(The Center Square) – New York will lift the COVID-19 state of emergency effective Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.
(The Center Square) – New York reached the 70% threshold for COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, prompting Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift many of the emergency orders he initiated more than a year ago.
(The Center Square) – New York officials plan to move away from requiring masks at schools and camps and switch to a policy that “strongly encourages” students, campers, teachers, counselors and staff who are not fully vaccinated to use them.
May 15—Officials gathered Friday to promote a package of legislation that, they said, will protect police officers, as well as encourage those who wish to start a career in law enforcement to help protect and serve their community. State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblymen Mike Norris and Angelo Morinello, Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey and Niagara County Sheriff Mike Filicetti spoke in front ...
(The Center Square) – The Cuomo administration reportedly held up New York health officials from reporting the true COVID-19 death toll attributable to nursing homes for at least five months. That’s according to a bombshell report published by The New York Times on Wednesday.
(The Center Square) – A provision in the recently passed $212 billion New York state budget will give thousands of dollars to undocumented immigrants and others excluded from COVID-19 assistance programs. Billed as the Excluded Worker Program, the $2.1 billion measure is seen as an important economic development initiative by some, but others see it as just a wasteful handout.
(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was not familiar with a new accusation of sexual harassment leveled against him, which the Albany Times Union reported Tuesday. However, he told reporters that if anyone ever felt “uncomfortable or awkward,” then it was news to him.
(The Center Square) – Democrats in the New York Legislature have reached a deal that will end Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers, leaders from both chambers announced late Tuesday afternoon.
(The Center Square) – After initially trying to set the terms of an investigation into his own behavior, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo relented Sunday and agreed to the establishment of an independent probe by the state Attorney General’s Office into allegations that he has sexually harassed multiple former staffers.
(The Center square) – New York Republican officials at both the state and federal levels said they welcomed the investigation of the Cuomo administration for its handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.