The Governor’s disclaimer recommends people eligible for the vaccine directly contact their local pharmacies, doctors’ offices and hospitals.
The Governor’s disclaimer recommends people eligible for the vaccine directly contact their local pharmacies, doctors’ offices and hospitals.
“We will make these investments at a time when the interest rates are low, and when New Yorkers are looking for work.”
Plans include new solar farms and off shore wind turbines, and more transmission lines across the state.
“We cannot wait until summer to turn the lights back on the arts and provide a living wage for artists. We will not let the curtain fall on their careers, or on the future of our cities.”
“We’re more than willing to look at taxing millionaires and billionaires, because again, we need to rebuild our economy, we can’t just wait for Washington.”
Republican state lawmakers were vocal in their criticisms, saying the Cuomo administration was unprepared.
The Governor hopes the federal government will help New York close what Andrew Cuomo said is a $15 billion budget deficit.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, bowing to pressure from local governments, is agreeing to expand the state’s vaccination sites for front-line health care workers.
“We stand here today with the largest majority in the almost 250 year history of the New York State senate of any party.”
“It would be one thing if he was making split-second decisions about procurement (of medical supplies), but I think we have moved well beyond the time when that resolution was necessary.”
They said Cuomo and the state health department are not providing data that they need and are leaving them out of key meetings.
The governor said the man, in his 60s, works in a jewelry store, N. Fox Jewelers, in Saratoga Springs and that three other employees have also tested positive for the virus.
Cuomo says the underperforming hospitals will face sanctions, including a fine of up to $100,000 if they don’t use up all of the vaccine they have in store by the end of the week.
“2021 is going to be literally what we make of it. We’re coming out of probably the most traumatic year that we’ve had in decades.”
Large and medium businesses must pay their employees if they are out because of their own illness, or to care for sick family member.
The first Penn Station was opened in 1910, and was considered an architectural masterpiece, but it was torn down in 1963, in what most now believe was a terrible mistake.
“There will be a New Year, I can’t say that it won’t be worse, because now, I don’t know.”
The New York State Legislature places a moratorium on pandemic-related evictions, but admits it’s only a stopgap measure.
New York state’s positivity rate for the coronavirus jumped to 8.3%, according to the latest numbers released Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said it’s still possible that a session will be held before 2020 ends on more substantive issues.
“If we do not change the trajectory, we could very well be headed to shutdown, and shutdown is something to worry about.”
“This pandemic, these masks, this physical configuration are a stark reminder to the nation that government matters and leadership matters.”
“Apparently, the law specifically says meet in person at the state Capitol. There’s been so much litigation about the election, we don’t want to test the law.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled details of what he calls the “winter plan” for limiting the spread of COVID-19 in New York State.
“I believe we’re going to have to raise taxes at the end of the day, in any event, but the question is, how much in taxes?”
Cuomo says undocumented immigrants who receive a vaccine will not have to release any personal data that might trigger deportation.
Restaurant owners are finding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new criteria difficult to decipher, and worry it will mean more eateries will soon be out of business.
“It doesn’t come near to the need. It would be a short term bill until March. I would urge them to get this first down payment bill before they leave.”
“I would consider it shameful that our federally elected representatives have not been able to come together to provide some type of meaningful assistance.”
Front line health care workers and nursing home residents will be among the first to receive it.
The Thruway converted to all cashless tolling in mid-November, after work crews mounted cameras on 70 steel gantries that span the lanes at 58 locations on the toll road.
“We are not going to live through the nightmare of overwhelmed hospitals again.”
The Thruway Authority Board of Directors is poised to approve a 30% increase for cars without the electronic toll pass at its Dec. 1 meeting. The increase would become effective in January.
“The president has been saying that ‘he won, he won, he won,’ and ‘fraud, fraud, fraud. And a lot of people who support this president, agree with him.”
“New Yorkers have not only chosen to return to a Democratic Majority, but they’ve chosen to return a super majority.”
“These numbers have kept me awake for many, many , many nights. People get infected, they go into the hospital, they go into the ICU.”
New York’s rate of the virus has been creeping up through the fall, though the state is still at a significantly lower rate than most of the nation.
“Let’s not do these massive shutdowns of gyms or shopping malls or restaurants. That will just crush the economy more.”
Cuomo has set a limit of 10 or fewer people at in-home gatherings. But some county sheriffs in the state have said they don’t plan to enforce those rules, saying it’s a violation of people’s privacy.
Sixty-three politically progressive advocacy groups have written a letter to legislative leaders, asking them to hold an emergency session before 2020 ends.
“The pro is, we’re going to make sure we count correctly and not miscount anyone’s vote.”
The tolls for E-ZPass holders will remain the same, but for travelers without electronic passes, the Thruway Authority is proposing a 30 toll increase in January.
Social dining, whether indoors or outdoors, is one of three “main spreaders of COVID.” He urged local authorities to enforce the new rules.
“I talk to the Republican governors all day long, they need a stimulus package. They spent money on COVID, their revenues are down.”
“We knew that there is an overwhelming Democratic absentee vote that has to be counted still in a lot of our districts.”
This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all eligible voters were allowed to cast mail in ballots, and they have not yet been counted, and may not be for several days.
While Democrat Joe Biden is heavily favored to win the state over President Donald Trump, there is plenty of action in congressional and state races for voters to weigh in on.
“There’s no gimmies. In this election cycle in a state like New York there’s no automatics. So wherever there is an open seat, we have to be invested and take it very seriously.”
Voting is confusing this year, but also easier than ever. Jennifer Wilson from the League of Women Voters shows us step-by-step what to expect when voting with an absentee ballot.
Democrats need just two more seats to gain a supermajority that could potentially override any vetoes.
“These inmates are being denied treatment, they are being denied access to their families.”
For the second day in a row, Cuomo fumed President Donald Trump is giving up, and as a result, 160,000 more Americans could die of the disease by February.
“The ballot line is under attack, and it could go away. To save it, we need as many New Yorkers as possible to vote for the Biden–Harris ticket on the WFP line this year.”
The number of polling places vary from county to county, but each county is required to have at least one early voting polling site.
“There’s new testing technology, there are rapid tests, is there a better, smarter way to handle a quarantine? None of this has been done before, so we’re figuring it out as it goes.”
“It could not come a day too soon. New Yorkers use a staggering 23 billion plastic bags every year.”
Also unanswered, said Cuomo, is how the vaccine will be funded, and whether states will be reimbursed for costs.
“We have flare-ups because in this state we have a microscope, and the other states don’t have a microscope. If you don’t have a microscope, you don’t see a lot of things.”
“Seven months in now, our local health departments are short-staffed. We’re working overtime, and we’re being folded into this newest initiative without any proper support, any funding or any guidance.”
The governors want to know about funding to help pay for mass vaccinations, and how a vaccine supply chain would function.
“I was not only unable to see her, not even technologically through a digital device, the nursing home, when I called, was nonresponsive,”
“Because nothing else I have done has motivated them, maybe money works.”
Cuomo said he’s taking the steps because he does not want the hot spots to spread to the rest of the state.
“The COVID-Alert New York does not track your location, your movement or use GPS. It does not collect or store any personal information. It is completely anonymous.”
Over 90% of businesses asked say more government funding is needed, and 75% support investment in affordable preschool child for children aged three and younger.
“These are embers that are starting to catch fire in dry grass. Send all the firefighting equipment and personnel to those embers, and stamp out the embers right away.”
Some of the zip codes coincide with areas that have large Orthodox Jewish populations, and some of those communities have been cited in the past for holding large gatherings, like weddings, in violation of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and an unsuccessful lawsuit brought by the plastics industry delayed its implementation.
“If we were not in this governmental structure I would sue the federal government for gross negligence.”
The state will set up a review committee, made up of scientific and health experts, to check that any coronavirus vaccine approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration is indeed safe.
New Yorkers who are not currently registered to vote in the November elections have until October 9th to do so.
Governor Cuomo says it’s another attempt by Trump to “manipulate and distort government agencies to play politics”, to further the President’s re election efforts.
“We are asking people to recognize the importance of getting an E-ZPass because it’s going to save you money.”
The governor has temporarily held back 20% in aid payments to schools, local governments and others, under emergency powers granted to him by the State Legislature.
Over half say they are wary of eating indoors at a restaurant, having a drink at bar, watching a movie in a theater, working out at the gym, or going bowling.
Masks are strongly recommended at all other times, including in the classroom, but they are not mandatory once the student is sitting down at a socially distanced desk.
“So you wanted a party. OK, now you have to go to remote learning, which means you basically stay in the dorm. It’s a function of discipline and compliance.”
“That constitutional right doesn’t go on hold because there are financial constraints, because the state is having financial difficulties. This is a constitutional right.”
“I will be a catastrophe. Many school districts depend just about totally on state aid to get their programs running.”
Shame on the people in the CDC. These will be indefensible actions in the light of history.”
Eventhough the new law essentially allows universal mail-in balloting, the Governor says New Yorkers might still be confused about how to actually request the absentee voting forms.
Voters can begin requesting absentee ballots right away from their local elections boards, citing the reason that they fear risks of contracting the coronavirus or any other contagious illness.
The New York Governor predicted that the flu season will put an added strain on the overburdened disease-testing system in the state and could lead to a further slowdown for obtaining timely results of coronavirus tests.
“It is congregate, it’s one ventilation system, you’re seated there for a long period of time. Even if you are at 50% capacity, with one seat between the two of you, two seats between the two of you, this is a risky situation.”
“From the governor’s point of view, he’s riding high right now with his New York constituents, and this is chance to show himself off on the national stage,”
There is no set date for gyms to reopen, but the governor says rules will be released on how they can do so safely.
“We are willing to go by any guideline the governor is willing to tell us. The problem is there has been no communication. He has gone radio silent.”
“I would have pulled my mom out of that facility. She would be alive today, actually, had we actually been informed.”
“A significant portion of our elections will be administered by an entity over which the Board of Elections have no control.”
Kentucky is also the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell earlier this year suggested that states that lost revenue due to the pandemic should declare bankruptcy.
“It is unfortunate. It is sad. But it is true. 98% of nursing homes already had COVID in their nursing homes, and those are the facts.”
“I don’t care what any bureaucrat says,” said Cuomo. “If they don’t have a good plan for reopening, no kids are going to come and no teaches are going to come.”
“If you have the virus under control, reopen. If you don’t have the virus under control, then you can’t reopen,”
The governor says the state faces a $14 billion deficit in the current fiscal year, and $16 billion next year, and without federal funds, he’ll have to slash schools, hospitals and local government aid by 20%.
“Our school board members, really their heart is in opening up the school, but they know it’s going to cost a lot of extra money this year.”
“Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul are federal ‘bag men,’ to use a different expression. They’ve been taking New Yorkers’ money for years, putting it in a bag in Washington and bringing it home to their state.”
“Should you be a broker that is involved in illegal steering, you will have your license pulled.”
“Democrats are not providing any oversight of the governor’s decisions throughout this pandemic. And that is a real problem that I think should concern all New Yorkers.”
“If you take people who are highly mobile, and you tax them, well then, they’ll just move next door. Where the tax treatment is simpler.”
“New Yorkers are outraged at these establishments, we’re getting thousands of complaints, pictures, videos. This is a question of public health.”
Tenants’ rights groups protested in the Bronx and on Zoom Wednesday over what they fear is a looming housing crisis, for tens of thousands of out of work New Yorkers struggling to pay rent.
The bulk of New Yorkers, over 9 million, have already filed their taxes, but around 1.3 million have not and are expected to do so by Wednesday.
“They ignore us, they issue edicts, having no idea what the unintended consequences are going to be.”
“We’re in the middle of a health care crisis, right, but the overall impact on the health care system has been to reduce people using health care.”
“The federal government’s demands that schools reopen without concern for health, safety and equity are simply out of touch.”
“As the epidemic has eased, we think the legislature should get back to work. Hold committee meetings, move bills.”
“The data shows that the nursing home residents got COVID from the staff and also presumably those who visited them.”
They made several crimes once again eligible for bail, including second-degree burglary, promoting child pornography and vehicular manslaughter.
Cuomo blames local governments, who are supposed to enforce rules at restaurants, bars, stores and other public places.
Created just two years ago, the centers coordinate services including therapies, behavioral health specialists, job placement and recreational opportunities for their clients.
“The good news is, our house is doing very well. The bad news is the neighbor’s home is on fire.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York is offering help to states like Texas and Arizona that are struggling with spiking COVID-19 infections.
“They don’t know when the temporary period is going to end. Or whether they, down the road, may might be told they will never receive the aid”.
The governor has talked about the possibility of imposing a 14 day quarantine for those who travel from the 20 plus other states
There’s a growing movement in the state Legislature to raise taxes on the wealthy to help balance the state’s budget and to help cities out.
Ortt takes the leadership post at a difficult time; during the COVID-19 pandemic, waning enrollment in the Republican Party and a fundraising disadvantage.
“The journey is over. I hope the journey stays over .”
“It is a day that we should all reflect upon. It’s a day that is especially relevant in this moment in history.
“Ever since this era, our system has been trying to make up for this huge breach in public health trust. Trust is core to our ability to counter the COVID epidemic in the United States.”
“A legitimate conversation about whether or not the police are the best people to send for a situation is, I believe, a valid conversation.”
Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins says passage of the bills gives her hope, but she says they can’t alone “fix racism in America”.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the first African-American to hold that title, has long supported the repeal of the provision, but it has long languished in the legislature.
“I’m hopeful that this is our moment, that George Floyd and all those that came before him did not die in vain.”
“The word is uncertainty. We don’t know what’s going to happen and it’s very tough for our school districts to budget.”
“Here in New York, we actually read the Bible. ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’.”
“The No. 1 contributor to New York state sales tax are bars and restaurants, so it will help the economy, it’ll help local businesses and it’ll help (our) finances as well.”
Cuomo stopped short of saying that he would deploy the state’s National Guard to any city without a request by its political leaders.
“People lost their jobs, people wiped out their savings, and now, mass gatherings with thousands of people in close proximity? What sense does this make?”
“Last night was an ugly night all across this nation. It was an ugly night across this state.”
Voters eligible to cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary and several congressional and state legislative primaries will be mailed applications for absentee ballots.
State lawmakers returned to session this week, with plans to vote on bills aimed at helping New Yorkers cope with all of the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 66% approval rating is still among the highest during his 9 years in office.
There are growing concerns and many unanswered questions about the pediatric inflammatory disease associated with COVID-19.
“We are going to have to put strict limits in terms of capacity in every church, and all sorts of restrictions.”
Small business owners, including restauranteur Carlos Suarez, testified about the struggles they have endured to get federal aid.
He said New York’s North Country and the Central New York regions have met the state’s criteria.
“They are all feeling very ready to get back to work. Most of them are in the process of trying to develop plans to get there.”
There will likely still be polling places open on June 23rd, but Governor Cuomo is strongly encouraging voters to use the mail- in option instead.
“You’d rather have a controlled start, so that you don’t have to stop. You reopen too fast, then you have to stop.”
“We’re going to have the schools closed for the rest of the year. We’re going to continue the distance learning programs.”
“It’s very frustrating. We have excess milk but we can’t get it to people who are in need at this time.”
“The science just does not back up shifting to plastic bags. But everyone is trying to make the best of a really difficult situation.”
The state’s economy could lose a staggering $243 billion, or 14% of the state’s gross domestic product, over the course of the pandemic and the economic recovery.
The governor has said he might cut funding to schools, hospitals and local governments by 20%, but he said Friday no decision has been made.
Cuomo also said elective outpatient surgeries will be allowed to resume in counties that do not have a significant number of people sick with the coronavirus.
“We’re at a point where some of the upstate hospitals have significant financial burdens because they are not doing the elective surgeries.”
“Is the session effectively over? It’s up to the legislature, but I think it’s effectively over.”
Cuomo compared the President’s briefings to a comedy skit, and said they are “infuriating” and “ignorant”, and that there is “no value” in watching them.
“We want it ASAP, but we want it smart. Not political.”
The New York State School Boards Association says schools are bracing for teacher lay offs over the next year.
With New York facing a $10 to $15 billion dollar deficit, and a steep drop in revenue with almost all businesses closed, the governor says he has few choices.
“The bad news isn’t just bad. The bad news is actually terrible.”
731 New Yorkers died in the past day from the virus, the highest number yet, bringing the death total to 5,489.
“People are dying, people are losing their jobs, businesses are folding. That ought not be reason for politicians to figure out a way to give themselves a little extra money in their campaign coffers.”
“Those institutions will either get their ventilator back, or they will be reimbursed and paid for their ventilator. So they can buy a new ventilator.”
“The bail reform that we did last year I’m very proud of, and I think we made the right change now.”
“The budget that we are passing is not the budget that any of us had hoped to pass at the beginning of this session.”
“If money comes in during the course of the year, we’ll spend it. If we actually lose money, we have to adjust it. That’s life. We can’t spend what we don’t have.”
“Not moving to legalize cannabis through the budget process right now … it makes sense.”
“We have to make drastic cuts to the budget. Like you have never seen.”
The numbers are the highest since January 2013, just before Cuomo championed a strict gun control law after the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school shooting.
“This is not a lockdown. It’s nothing that we haven’t been doing. Nonessential people should stay home.”
“Any at risk individuals should be rightfully wary of voting in person at crowded polling places.”
New York’s governor wants to pass the budget by April 1 and then update the state spending plan quarterly.
“We will pass a budget and address the policy items that we laid out and we discussed. We’re going to pursue all of them.”
State health officials are still exploring whether one ventilator can serve two patients, as was done in Italy when the virus overwhelmed that country’s health care system.
The states of California, Ohio and Texas are already releasing some prisoners to prevent a major outbreak in their prisons.
The governor says he has absolutely “no second thoughts” about ordering a complete shut down of businesses this week.
“The federal government should order factories to manufacture masks, gowns, ventilators. The essential medical equipment that’s going to make a difference between life and death.”
If someone feels sick, they should seek a telehealth appointment, or call their doctor, and should not try to go to a doctor’s office.
A state panel tasked with reducing the state’s Medicaid budget voted on a plan to cut $2.5 billion out of the state’s health care system.
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania also moved to close the indoor portions of retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys.
“I hope [it] assures every single person in our state that we are at work and we will not rest,”
“This is an extraordinary time that we are going through, and it makes estimating the revenue impact of the pandemic very, very difficult.”
The governor, trying to tamp down rumors spreading on social media, also said he has no plans at this time to quarantine any cities in the state.
The hope is to limit the spread of COVID-19
“This will be a period of disruption for the local community, I understand that. This can’t be a political decision; this is a public health decision.”
State health officials are releasing a plan for possible school closures if a child is found to have the illness.
The Leader of the New York State Senate says it’s likely that changes will soon be made to the state’s new bail reform laws, which end most forms of cash bail for non violent offenses.
“We’re lucky that over half of our shoppers are already using reusable bags. We sell dozens of different kinds. It’s kind of a normal thing here.”
The Department of Environmental Conservation has stepped up its efforts in recent days to help New Yorkers understand the new rules.
Cuomo said he’ll go to California, Colorado, Illinois and Massachusetts in the coming weeks to meet with officials there and find out how they are carrying out the monitoring, sale and taxing of the drug.
“This is literally a matter of life and death, literally every day, more kids are getting addicted. One way or the other, by April 1 this has to become law.”
“They’re going to have a mess on their hands when this really goes into effect. There’s going to be some clean up on aisle three.”
“On some level, this is the Boy Scouts accepting responsibility for what happened.”
Brian Kolb stepped down from his leadership post after being arrested for drunk driving on New Year’s Eve.
“Sometimes you’ve got to be profane to be profound.”
“You need real data, real information, not cherry – picked stories and sensationalized events to try to paint a picture as to whether the law is working or not.”
“I felt like my body rejected me and now my home state has rejected me.”
“It will slow down commerce, it will cost our economy. All while posing a significant threat to public safety.”
Global Entry, part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service, allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to get expedited clearance through automatic kiosks at select airports.
“Too many corporations are increasing their profits at the expense of the employee.”
“They don’t give a damn about our community. What they want is to continue to put black and brown folk and poor white folk (in jail).”
“The unsanitary conditions and ways in which these animals are kept is cruel and inhumane.”
“We’re going to probably get some negative feedback those first few weeks as we try to transition.”
“This is the number one issue, it’s not even close. This is what people are talking about.”
“A lot of people need more time. Some people are just starting to come to grips with the abuse that happened to them, and they’re not ready.”
Several New York lawmakers called the governor’s proposal a blatant “cost shift” to local governments.
“I know the governor has a good heart, and I know he probably will try to make sure that there are resources invested in communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted.”
“The process is rigged to advance the governor’s agenda, undermine the role of the legislature, and distract from the hard financial choices that need to be made this year.”
Since the state pays for the cost overruns, which the Governor said run in the billions of dollars, local governments don’t have the incentive to hold the line on medical costs.
While New York may be first in the amount of spending per pupil, it ranks 49th in the nation in its unequal distribution of school funding.
“We literally have to knock on doors, call people’s homes. Let them understand what the census is.”
“No one should worry. Be optimistic, it’s going to work out.”
“We are part of a very small number of states that are net donors to the federal government. A little fairness would be nice,”
“They are tone-deaf. They are not listening to people back in their districts.”
“I do know that the laws we are passing in this chamber, including this one, are certainly making it far more likely that someone who is here illegally will be registered to vote.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo drew cheers from the audience of lawmakers, lobbyists and state judges when he outlined his proposal to create a new crime of domestic terrorism.
Will Barclay, who represents parts of Onondaga, Oswego and Jefferson counties, replaces Brian Kolb, who resigned after being charged with drunk driving on New Year’s Eve.
“The big gorilla of the session is how are they going to deal with the budget deficit, and that’s not easy.”
“There’s no doubt this is still a work in progress, and there are other changes that have to be made.”
Over the New Year’s holiday, New York’s Governor announced that health care providers will see a 1% drop in the reimbursements they receive for the government-funded Medicaid health care program.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who shepherded the criminal justice reforms through his chamber, said the new laws are meant to change a “racist and classist system.”
New York will end cash bail for everyone accused of a nonviolent crime and adopt new rules in the pretrial discovery process.
Much of the gap is caused by higher costs for Medicaid, the health care insurance program for low-income people.
Legislators did decriminalize possession of marijuana, from a misdemeanor to a fine, although people can still be arrested for having the drug on them.
It would outlaw the sale of some toys and other children’s products like car seats and bedding that can contain over 100 harmful and toxic substances.
The measure would make illegal the use of the plastic foam for single-use food containers by restaurants, caterers, food trucks, retail food stores, delis and grocery stores.
Senator Rich Funke of Rochester joins a growing list of 7 other minority party GOP Senators who say they are moving on to other things
State regulators have released new rules to enforce the changes, but groups on both sides of the issue say those rules are flawed.
“It’s a sales tax. It was actually brought in by the Republican Party in 1905 because Republicans don’t like income taxes, they prefer sales taxes.”
The proposed Department of Labor rule notes that it could allow employers to save some money by letting tipped and non-tipped workers pool their pay.
In recent days, three Republican Senators have announced they are done after next year.
The leader of the New York state Senate said she does not think there will be new broad-based taxes on the wealthy to close the state’s multi-billion dollar budget shortfall.
The leader of the New York state Senate said lawmakers will not revise criminal justice reforms that will result in an end to most forms of cash bail beginning in January.
Beginning in January, New York ends cash bail for all nonviolent crimes and prosecutors reveal all the evidence they have to suspects within 15 days.
New York State is facing the largest budget gap in several years. The $6 billion dollar deficit is due largely to higher costs for Medicaid.
The Assembly Speaker said it’s a better choice than “cutting health care or denying health care” to New Yorkers.
It’s called a severability clause, and it’s often included to protect a new law from court challenges.
The commission’s work is being challenged in court by the Working Families Party, the Conservative Party, and republicans in the senate and assembly.
The Siena College poll finds that former Vice President Biden has a 10 point lead among New York Democrats in the race for President.
“I can not sit back and allow this to continue to occur in the state of New York. Particularly after the death of a young person in the Bronx that was due to vaping.”
“We do not currently have the staffing to meet the timeline that’s in place right now,” Binghamton Mayor Rich David said.
“The charge of this commission is to set up a system of public financing to reduce the undue influence of big money in our politics. These contribution limits will allow big money to continue flowing, and it’s just completely unacceptable.”
“For too many years, adoptees have been wrongly denied access to this information, and I am proud to sign this legislation into law and correct this inequity once and for all.”
“I think everybody would admit it’s a gimmick. You don’t have enough money in your checking account to pay your bills and so you just tell the people who are expecting money, ‘You have to hang on for a few days until my checkbook replenishes.’ ”
“War chests are in, high contribution limits are in. We are designing a system that is not going to incentivize viable candidates to participate.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mostly avoided President Donald Trump, who also attended Monday’s Veterans Day parade in New York City.
“The law aims to make our roads safer, our economy stronger, and allows immigrants to come out of the shadows to sign up as legal drivers in our state.”
“Every DA in the state is going to try. What you’ll see is that there are going to be difficulties.”
“Everybody is invited, everyone should honor veterans. The more that come, the better.”
Sweeping reforms that will end cash bail for all misdemeanor and nonviolent felony charges in New York state take effect in January. But some law enforcement groups are objecting.
There were mixed reactions Wednesday from New York’s politicians and political parties on this year’s election results.
Governor Andrew Cuomo supports fusion voting, or allowing candidates to run on multiple party lines, even though a commission appointed by the governor could end the practice.
The vaping-related respiratory illness that has sickened over 1,800 people across the nation, including 156 New Yorkers, and caused 38 deaths.
In New York, a bill that would regulate CBD is in limbo. The State Legislature has approved it, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn’t acted on it yet.
Over 130,000 New Yorkers have already voted in the November elections as part of the state’s first-ever early voting system. And those who are closely watching say so far, it’s been a largely successful rollout.
In the email to a commission formed to create a public campaign financing system for New York elections, Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs proposed changing the qualifications for minor parties to automatically earn a place on the ballot.
Two Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give customers in cafes, fast food shops and even in some restaurants, the option to use their own container for coffee, water, or to bring home left overs.
The possible timing of a special election for a congressional seat has some Republicans crying foul.
“When there’s a sudden reversals based on zero evidence, it seems, it makes you wonder whether other people are pulling the strings here.”
Republican leaders in the New York Legislature are speaking out against a commission that is creating a public campaign financing system for state elected offices, saying the panel is fatally flawed.
“I think we need to come up with better guidelines from the state and not leave it just to the counties to determine where (polling places) can be.”
The states also agreed to take more steps to discourage minors from vaping any type of products, including nicotine.
A New York commission formed to come up with a plan to publicly finance state election campaigns will hold a special meeting on Columbus Day.
The teen was previously hospitalized in early September with a vaping-associated respiratory illness. He was re-admitted to the hospital in late September and passed away on October 4.
Immigrants’ rights groups wanted $40 million dollars to pay for programs and staff to help convince people in under counted communities that it is in their interest to complete the census. But they say only $20 million is was included.
The New York State Health Department has decided to put off a ban on menthol-flavored nicotine vaping products until a court case challenging an earlier ban on other flavored e-cigarettes is resolved.
A survey by Siena College finds that two-thirds, 65% of New Yorkers, say there’s a wider political divide than they’ve seen in their lifetimes, and it’s effecting the way they relate to others.
The governor’s remarks follow seemingly contradictory comments he’s reported to have made last week.
“This is not 1970, where we can have the concept that because of economic reasons, we can have acceptable levels of materials like this in our drinking water.”
“This ban on the sale of menthol flavors further enhances our efforts to protect young people from forming dangerous lifelong habits.”
“Because it makes no sense to pass one set of rules in New York when they can just drive across the border to Connecticut and have a different set of rules and vice versa.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion high-tech development project on the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute campus near Utica.
In New York, individual counties make up the rules for voting, so there is no uniform statewide system. As a result, the procedures for when and where early voting will happen will be different in each county.
Owners of existing clean energy power plants in New York say they’d like the same support from the state for their businesses that new ones get.
The tensions centered on the commission’s decision to consider whether to end fusion voting, which allows candidates to run on multiple ballot lines.