Republicans Ask Top State Court To Suspend Its Vote-By-Mail Order
| September 23, 2020
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press outside York Grace Brethren Church in York, on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Wolf was urging immediate legislative action on voting rules ahead of the presidential election Nov. 3. Commonwealth Media Services
HARRISBURG, PA (WITF) – “[The ruling] jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis.”
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is expanding its deployment of community vaccination kits to strengthen fairness and equity in the distribution process for COVID-19 vaccines. The governor made the announcement in Brooklyn on Saturday, noting that the state recently piloted the deployment kits to several senior housing developments in New York City.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - There is some hope for area students and families who would like to see New York state again allow high school sports deemed ‘higher-risk’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as football, basketball, ice hockey, wrestling, volleyball and competitive cheer. On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration issued new guidance for sports and recreation activities in schools, and it says that as of February 1, participants in higher risk sports and recreation activities can take part in those sports “as permitted by the respective local health authorities.”
Among the factors the state says local health officials should consider is whether there has been a more transmissible variant of COVID-19 identified in the area, and local rates of COVID-19 transmission.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) - A bipartisan criminal justice coalition is launching a statewide public education campaign on parole reform. New Yorkers United for Justice are pushing the state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make parole reform a top priority for the 2021 legislative session.
TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY (WSKG) - By 2030, New York State wants 70 percent of its electricity needs supplied by renewable energy sources. However, that can only happen if much more renewable energy is accessible when it's needed, such as night time. A team of researchers at Binghamton University have won a federal grant to work the problem using solar energy.
NEW YORK NOW - The hospitalization rate in New York due to COVID-19 has steadily dropped in recent weeks, according to state data, with two consecutive days of significant declines Wednesday and Thursday. Hospitalizations in New York declined by more than 200 on Thursday, bringing the number of people hospitalized down to 8,846 — less than half of the pandemic’s peak in April.
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