The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president’s tax returns and related documents on Monday.
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president’s tax returns and related documents on Monday.
“It’s not true. Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opening and express issues and concerns that she has. But it’s just not true.”
Legislative Democrats’ qualms don’t stop at the social equity funding, there are additional concerns as well with the taxation structure, criminal penalties and oversight of the Governor’s proposed Office of Cannabis Management.
“We are completely transforming the system. We are making sure that the right person gets called when it comes to a mental health crisis.”
“We said at the beginning that we will put these shots into arms as quickly as we get the doses, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
Tenney would’ve voted against the second impeachment of Trump, saying fiery language is used on both sides and protected by the First Amendment.
Cuomo’s job approval ratings, which were high in the summer and fall of 2020, have now dropped back to pre-pandemic levels, with 49% saying that he’s doing a good job in office.
“We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible,” officials said.
The Democrat has served as mayor since 2015
“The tragic situation in our nursing homes remains a heartbreaking reminder of the toll this pandemic has taken and has made it clear that real reforms are needed.”
“I do think there’s a consensus of the members that they want to take some action. We’re still trying to come to a place where all the members are comfortable, and I don’t know if we’re there yet.”
“The job is just very different than it was 50 years ago or 30 years ago. A ton of what we ask our officers to do may not be considered traditional police work.”
“That’s no way to run government. That’s no way to have an actively participating legislature.”
The high court’s decision marks a major setback for Trump, who for years has fought to shield his finances and business practices from scrutiny.
“Not everyone’s going to have that primary care person to go to for any of their health care needs.”
“If you change the six-foot rule and it was only three feet with distancing, or four feet, we could bring back more in-person learning, because of the physical space.”
“We want to provide a system in New York State that holds owners accountable, that makes sure we have the care hours that residents need to feel at home.”
The legislature gave Cuomo the powers nearly a year ago, in early March of 2020. But now, many say, it’s time to end them.
“This is a very big and aggressive effort to address vaccine hesitancy in the Black community.”
Cases of the variant were reported in Tompkins County in January and earlier this month.
“I think that will be a gradual change.”
Governor Cuomo says he’s making his accusations against Assemblyman Kim because Kim attacked him first.
“I, too, have lost more friends due to post-traumatic stress than I have lost friends who have died overseas in combat.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon refused to obey coronavirus guidelines that would protect its warehouse employees from infection.
“What if they have some type of reaction while they’re in Binghamton or driving home, or if it’s a resident in our community who has no access to transportation?”
“Voters were disenfranchised. The outcome of a congressional race was held in limbo for over three months, leaving this county and district without federal representation while we fight a global pandemic.”
“If we can make it easy instead of more difficult, we might be able to address what’s happening with the overdose rate.”
Cuomo’s proposal would set aside $100 million of the state tax revenue generated by the cannabis industry to be reinvested for purposes of social equity, targeting communities disproportionately impacted by the state’s drug laws.
The state is now in the process of decommissioning three prisons: Gowanda, Watertown and the Clinton Annex in Dannemora.
“Thousands of restaurants throughout New York state will close if we don’t get them some immediate relief.”
In a rare concession, Cuomo said the state was wrong to stonewall lawmakers and members of the media on that data, saying it created a void for disinformation and “conspiracy theories.”
“With the holiday surge now in our rear-view mirror, we must keep taking steps to further re-open the economy safely and responsibly.”
“I’m blown away. It’s always nice to see dreams deferred being realized… not denied….I’m going to have to take a few moments to soak it all in.”
“Even just the appearance of being not being forthcoming with information is a liability in this case, and honestly I don’t understand why.”
“Transportation’s a huge problem for them to get here. The winter’s been harder.”
Other clinical service at the East Campus will remain open—including Surgicare, Imaging and Cayuga Hematology Oncology Associates (CHOA).
“Crucial information should never be withheld from entities that are empowered to pursue oversight. This was always about getting the truth and allowing information to guide our response.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio spent the better part of three hours on Thursday morning asking state lawmakers to empower localities to fight the pandemic and distribute vaccines, and raise taxes on ultra-wealthy New Yorkers.
An Erie County Grand Jury has voted not to indict the officers on charges stemming from a June protest where they were seen on video shoving protestor a 75-year-old protester to the ground.
“If you look at the data, the whole issue of vaccine, equity… the vaccine isn’t at this point, really, getting to the most vulnerable in an equitable fashion.”
The idea to create a process to recall statewide elected officials isn’t new. Republicans have sponsored the measure before, but it hasn’t picked up steam.
“We speak with our healthcare partners weekly and we all are seeing a decrease in demand for testing, which is a really good sign.”
“Everyone should take it when it’s their turn, because that’s how we get everyone back to work and see our families and friends safely together.”
The funds would allow schools to upgrade things like HVAC and ventilation systems. It would also offer funds to help expand access to reliable, high-speed broadband, in districts that can’t afford it.
“If there’s things need to be codified in law, mandated in law that actually secure people’s safety and well being, that’s what we want to do.”
“The sooner we get this investigation started, the sooner we can get justice and the sooner we can get information to make sure that this never happens again.”
Cuomo, who was on a call with the Biden administration Tuesday morning, said the federal government is planning to boost the state’s vaccine supply by 5% over the next three weeks.
The numbers confirm a report by State Attorney General Tish James, who said the state undercounted nursing home hospital deaths by 50%.
Officials with the two companies say it will nearly double their collective footprint in the Northeast.
“Buying a new home should be a special achievement in a person’s life without the risk of becoming a victim of abhorrent discrimination.”
The Senator is among lawmakers now calling for increased support for LIHEAP, including at least $10 million in emergency funding.
Progressives are watching the new Senate majority leader to see if he can deliver on some of the party’s most ambitious legislative goals. If not, they say he could face a primary challenge next year.
“It is time to close the book on this election and focus on building a better community and more united Country for our children.”
They include cancer, heart conditions, COPD, chronic kidney disease, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, moderate to severe asthma, and people with intellectual and development disabilities, organ transplant recipients, and people who are morbidly obese.
“We used to have 10-17 people in a class and now we still struggle to get 6-8 people in each class.”
“We say that the rent eats first. People are prioritizing paying rent over paying for food, or for medicine that they might need like an inhaler or insulin.”
The governor’s order — the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan — requires local police agencies to modernize their strategies and programs based on community input.
Republican Claudia Tenney leads with 109, according to the court’s final tallies, and after the Oneida County certifies its vote count is likely to be sworn into Congress.
Only county health departments will administer vaccines for those with underlying conditions, they won’t be available at several large state run sites.
“We are opposed to a one-shot federal fund replacing needed state dollars for schools.”
“Her understanding is that the officer basically told her ‘I can’t do that. I can’t call anyone else,’ ” family attorney Lorenzo Napolitano told NPR Thursday.
“It got to the point that we realized we were going to have to cut back on the amount that we give to people and we really had to ration our supplies.”
For the first time in generations, New York Democrats are in absolute control of the process for Congress and the state legislature.
The attorney general’s report, released on January 28, found that the health department was undercounting the number of nursing home residents who died by 50%.
“This is the future that you’re seeing, in how packages are going to be delivered both business to business and have packages going from businesses to consumers.”
“You have to know where you went wrong in order to correct things.”
Chad Salsman allegedly brought clients into his private office under the guise of discussing their case and used his knowledge of their vulnerabilities to negate their consent and sexually assault them.
The latest government figures show a net loss of 140,000 jobs in December. What may be surprising is that all those jobs were held by women, especially women of color.
“We have to recognize the very long history of injustice and misuse that really sets the context for why community members feel the way that they do.”
“She feels like she got me in trouble, she’s so apologetic and so emotional and I explained to her every step of the way, you’re not in trouble, you’re good.”
A state probe last week found that Zucker could have underreported these deaths by up to 50%.
The anti-loitering law, passed in 1976, resulted in decades of discrimination by law enforcement against women of color and people who are transgender, critics say.
Demonstrators gathered near a Rochester police precinct not far from where a 9-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed last week. One officer has been suspended, two others placed on administrative leave.
The steepest decline in sales tax collections happened during the peak of the pandemic, when sales tax collections dropped by about 27% statewide.
Governor Cuomo received word from the Biden administration that New York would receive an additional 5% of vaccine doses over the next three weeks.
“The margin in this case has been a moving target for nearly three months, but even now, with the margin as large as it has ever been, it is still infinitesimally small.”
New Yorkers who have appointments at centers that closed because of the storm will receive new appointments by email or text.
“The declination rate among blacks in hospital settings where they are hospital workers, is much, much higher than it is among whites or Latinos or Asians.”
The legislation would have required the Public Service Commission to study the availability, affordability, and reliability of high-speed internet
According to Feeding America, 50 million people nationally may experience food insecurity because of COVID-19.
“We have already seen the terrible consequences of poor water quality on communities across New York and we can’t afford to repeat our mistakes.”
The state will be launching a new advertising campaign targeted at communities of color with the intention of boosting vaccine recipients among those populations.
The system, which brought tremendous amounts of snow and rain to California, dumped heavy snow in the Midwest. New York is expected to get more than a foot of snow.
If all goes according to the schedule laid out by Justice Scott DelConte, voters in the district can expect to have a representative in Congress next week at the earliest.
“But, there’s been a lot of loss in confidence around him, around the Board of Education, around the integrity and judgement of both the board and the superintendent himself.”
“The Rebuild Rural America Act would transform the federal government away from being a complicated, siloed and top-down enterprise or bureaucracy, into a more responsive, effective partner for our rural communities.”
“Clearly, some facilities were not prepared to handle outbreaks through early and effective training or staffing.”
Environmental advocates say money in the state budget meant for environmental initiatives needs to stay intact. Advocates want the state to fund the environmental programs they promised.
“This is not any one person’s battle. This is such a huge undertaking and it really takes a community to encircle these survivors, to empower them.”
“Now, the states will know what they’re getting every week for the next three weeks, and we’re getting 16-17% more.”
“We were told two weeks ago it was done, ready to go. I don’t know what the hold up is.”
“The state needs to step up and help us ensure that this industry is able to continue on and prosper. It is the lifeblood of New York state.”
If Cuomo doesn’t act on the bill by the end of the month, it will quietly disappear in the form of a pocket veto, which means lawmakers would have to pass it again for his consideration.
Governor Cuomo said the big problem across New York now is that hospitals can’t seem to vaccinate its own workers.
Representatives for Republican Claudia Tenney and Democrat Anthony Brindisi must now wait until Friday, at the earliest, to find out which candidate is closer to claiming the seat.
“These residents have been as isolated as ever before, many have not been able to see their parents, their families at all.”
The Cuomo Administration issued a controversial order on March 25th 2020, that required nursing homes to allow hospitalized residents sick with COVID re-entry into the homes.
Many senior citizens entered their golden years with more debt than previous generations, and now they’re struggling financially as they try to provide care for an ailing relative during the pandemic.
They say it will be important to find ways for solar farms to store and control how much energy they release to the grid.
“We just need to keep the arrows pointed down, but, never get cocky with COVID.”
“The statement that the Biden-Harris administration released about Roe v. Wade shows that there is really no common ground.”
“There’s no doubt in my mind where I’m going with this: every legal vote means every legal vote.”
It would lead taxes to skyrocket for some of the wealthiest taxpayers, “which would be the highest income tax in the nation.”
Despite issues with the federal response to COVID, it was much faster than other medical emergencies.
“We’re trying to do everything we can to make sure everyone has an opportunity to get a vaccination that is eligible, whether they have transportation or not.”
NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York, co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, about where GOP lawmakers may find common ground with President Biden’s agenda.
“The president is not just another person on Twitter, normally. The president is a leader, a tone-setter.”
It was discovered the Board failed to process over 2,400 voter registration applications that were filed on time through the state DMV website.
In a conservative congressional district in upstate New York, NPR reporter Brian Mann says some Trump supporters say they’re ready for a fresh start under President Biden.
Cuomo said if Biden and the Democratic-led Congress don’t come through with the full amount he’s seeking, he will commence litigation.
Cuomo, during his address on the state budget Tuesday, said the potential tax revenue from the cannabis industry would likely help garner support for legalization this year.
“It’s like fighting a battle and knowing that your weapon can help destroy the enemy, but you’re short on the weapons.”
It doesn’t take seeing someone in person to have a connection. Video and phone calls can be just as helpful.
New York NOW’s Dan Clark hosted live coverage of the address along with analysis of the address with David Lombardo, host of The Capitol Pressroom on public radio, and Amanda Fries from the Times Union.
The governor in his State of the State address on January 11, said without a bailout, the choices to close the deficit are grim, and they include tax hikes, and cuts to schools.
“The federal administration essentially opened up a floodgate while cutting our supply — leading to confusion, frustration, and dashed hopes.”
Although the trend is heading in the right direction, John Barry, Executive Director of the Southern Tier AIDS Program, said the state’s ballooning budget has impacted some harm reduction programs and resulted in new infections.
The Governor’s disclaimer recommends people eligible for the vaccine directly contact their local pharmacies, doctors’ offices and hospitals.
Kelles spoke as Governor Andrew Cuomo lays out his vision for the state this week
“We were waiting for this for a long time and everything. It’s like a big sigh of relief for me.”
The state attorney general’s office says it has received “more than 1,300 complaints and pieces of evidence” about the police response to the protests in New York City.
“As the ash borer population increases and the tree health declines, they become a safety hazard.”
The choice for 10 Republican members to split from their party to vote to impeach Trump could mean political blowback with their state’s Republican Party come the next election.
“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy.”
His resignation goes into effect on Feb. 1.
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.”
“The dose of reality is, ‘great, now we have 7 million people eligible.’ And we still have a drip, drip, from the faucet of federal dosage availability at 300,000.”
The Republican has been a part of Mayor Rich David’s administration since 2014.
“A basic high-speed internet plan costs on average more than $50 per month. For too many families, this just isn’t affordable.”
“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.”
“We’re all ready to go, but we can only give out the vaccine that we actually have in our hands.”
“I am absolutely floored by how inaccessible this is to an ordinary person. The learning curve has been really, really steep.”
The Governor hopes the federal government will help New York close what Andrew Cuomo said is a $15 billion budget deficit.
Brindisi filed his latest election bid for New York’s 22nd Congressional District with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.
“I call on every New York federal official to call on president Trump’s resignation. Don’t put the country through impeachment. Don’t wait for any cabinet action. Call for him to resign as his own act.”
“We saw in the first big wave here in New York that the people who bore the brunt, the sacrifice and health problems, were the people who had to go to work.”
“I’m confident we’re going to get through the next 13 days in a safe and secure fashion”
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president.”
“The challenge is being able to pivot when we need to pivot.”
“We need to get serious about making sure that everyone shares the burden,. We need to ask more of the millionaires and billionaires who have gotten even richer during this pandemic.”
“We stand here today with the largest majority in the almost 250 year history of the New York State senate of any party.”
Hand admitted she stole around $24,000 by depositing checks payable to the school district into bank accounts she controlled.
“I’ve tried to pass it, but this is the year that we need the funding and a lot of New Yorkers need the funding.”
“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.”
Reed said voting to uphold the election results is his duty.
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.
Binghamton is the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils.
“The opening of Greater Good Grocery ends a 25-year void that left thousands of North Side residents struggling to access healthy, affordable food for their families.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said testing for COVID-19 was more readily available in richer, whiter communities in the state. He added: “This can’t happen again, and it can’t happen with this vaccine.”
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.
During the week of Christmas, four staff members and 21 inmates at the Steuben County Jail tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“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.
There are currently 3,914 COVID-19 cases among inmates, parolees, and corrections officers at state prisons, while 2,156 people have recovered.
“It just replays in the back of my mind, like, ‘Hey, if I didn’t moved out I could have saved her.'”
“There will be a New Year, I can’t say that it won’t be worse, because now, I don’t know.”
The religious groups that brought the case said that the rules violate the First Amendment and discriminate against them.
“I don’t think an anti-vaxxer would have a good claim if they were fired for refusing to take a vaccine.”
Good government groups across Pennsylvania fear that if Harrisburg Republicans get their way in the coming legislative session, the commonwealth could end up with a high court system that is one of the most partisan in the country.
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.
“You can recycle your Christmas tree in January and then pick it back up as compost in April.”
More than 300,000 people in Pennsylvania have been filing for continuing claims, according to federal data.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – The federal government is directing more than $1 billion worth of COVID relief funding passed earlier this year to offset losses incurred by ambulance providers. It’s welcome news in New York. “Emergency medical service providers across the U.S. have been struggling to stay afloat as the COVID-19 health crisis has raged on. Nowhere is that more true than here in New York, one of the hardest-hit states during the pandemic,” said Jeff Endler, a spokesperson for the United New York Ambulance Network. Lon Fricano, director of operations at TLC Emergency Medical Services that covers Auburn and Onondaga and Cortland counties, said every year in this business is tough, but COVID has doubled down on difficulties they face.
“Grief isn’t just related to death or the loss of a loved one. It can be loss of independence, loss of a connection, loss of a relationship.”
ALBANY, NY (WCNY) – Tenants in New York will be granted another reprieve in the new year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, with an extension of an executive order that prevents landlords from evicting tenants who’ve faced financial hardship both during and before the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension, however, may be moot: Democrats in the state Legislature are considering a special session next week to codify and expand a moratorium on residential evictions. Details on what the Legislature may pass haven’t been released, and legislation hadn’t been introduced as of Wednesday afternoon. But Democrats who control both the state Senate and Assembly have been hinting at an end-of-year return to Albany for weeks now. Some of the state’s current protections for tenants expire on Jan.
Collins’ former colleague, Rep. Tom Reed, said Trump had the right to grant Collins’ pardon.
A flood watch is in effect across the region Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said it’s still possible that a session will be held before 2020 ends on more substantive issues.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (WITF) – It’s not easy to recognize important historical moments while they’re happening. But 2020 has been a year marked by disaster and debacle. It has featured a deadly global pandemic, a reckoning over racism in the wake of several Black Americans killed by police, and a tense, litigious election. Looking back, historians, political insiders, and on-the-ground organizers agree that the last 12 months or so will leave an indelible impression. “I don’t know a historian right now who isn’t still kind of in shock,” said Timothy Lombardo, a Philadelphia-born historian of conservative politics.
“It’s not a stimulus bill. It’s an emergency survival bill and we’re going to fight for more dollars later,.”
The type of care they give is intimate—bathing, hand-holding, talking for hours, praying, painting nails, back rubs. The relationship can become close, but then, a few weeks or months later, the resident dies.
“Over 85 families are depending on this food for their Christmas dinners, so we are very concerned about being able to get the plowing done.”