Even As Cuomo’s Favorability Is Low, Residents Believe He’s Made NY Better
| August 7, 2019
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VESTAL, NY (WSKG) —
By a margin of 51-39 percent, New Yorkers think Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the state a better place to live since being elected. That’s according to the latest Siena College poll released Tuesday.
Although, the governor’s favorability rating matched his lowest-ever rating, and his job performance rating hit its lowest-ever.
The poll shows overwhelming support for new laws like requiring children be vaccinated regardless of religious beliefs, allowing farmworkers’ to organize, and a ban on single-use plastic bags, but a majority of voters say they oppose a law allowing undocumented immigrants to get New York driver’s licenses.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - After it was announced by New York Attorney General Letitia James that the grand jury would not prosecute the officers involved in Daniel Prude's death, Duwaine Bascoe spent the next day processing what happened. “The more you know, the angrier you become because you see the pattern over and over again,” said Bascoe.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - In February, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the legalization of marijuana sales is overdue and needs to get done as part of the state’s budget process, largely because the state needs the revenue in order to bridge its budget gap.
The Cuomo administration projects that legalizing sales would create more than 60,000 new jobs, $3.5 billion in economic activity and add about $350 million in tax revenue. “It is a controversial topic,” said Cuomo.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) - With all of the Great Lakes below where they were at this time last year, including Lake Ontario which is down almost 2 feet and is forecast to rise only a few inches by the end of March, the international body that helps regulate the Lake's water levels is taking its foot off the gas a bit. The Lake Ontartio-St.
NEW YORK NOW - New York state will begin administering the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine from pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson this week at three of the state’s mass vaccination sites, where they’ll be administered overnight. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement, said Tuesday that each of those sites will begin a pilot program for inoculating people in the overnight hours, freeing up more time for appointments.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) - New York state legislative leaders have announced agreement on a bill to curb Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure comes as Cuomo is embroiled in two scandals: One over his nursing home policies during the health crisis, and another over accusations that he sexually harassed former staffers.
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