“We must never allow this unprecedented abuse of power to happen again.”
“We must never allow this unprecedented abuse of power to happen again.”
“We provided them with access to resources and really talked to those individuals one-on-one to reassure them.”
“98% of all farms in New York are family owned. I think in order to keep that number so high…the milk prices definitely need to go up.”
“If we don’t make these jobs worthwhile for these caregivers, there isn’t going to be someone to care for us when we need care.”
“He super-glued his seat belt shut and drove his car into the Mohawk River….I lost my son because he missed a 20-dollar Medicaid payment.”
The new COVID-19 death toll numbers of about 55,400 people is in line with the death certificate data provided to the CDC.
Both Gillibrand and Hochul have roots in Upstate New York, and they both face the challenge of pulling New York state out of a pandemic.
“Do you think it would be good or bad for our democracy if the events that took place at the capitol on January sixth happened after every election?”
The Senate Majority Leader said the most important thing now is to get all Americans and Afghans who worked with the U.S. out of the country.
“We don’t love all of them, truthfully.”
“Why is this so important? Because whether you know it or not, almost every device, every machine you own, depends on a chip.”
“It’s going to have an enormous impact within this community just helping families make ends meet.”
“We would like him to remove all dirty fossil fuel solutions, including, for example, the combined heat and power plants, which run on fracked gas. That, under Mr. Tonko’s definition, is clean energy,”
Claudia Tenney is among 168 other members of the House of Representatives in presenting a brief to the Supreme Court pushing for loosened restrictions on who can receive a concealed carry permit.
Immigration groups around Pennsylvania and the country want to keep pressure on Washington to include a path to citizenship in the final package.
“The best way to get our economy back and to rebuild our middle class is to support our unions and our workers.”
Freshman New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman joins a class of younger Black lawmakers working to broaden representation and progressive power in Congress, as well as in the Democratic Party.
Five people were killed, including three law enforcement officers, in a riot at the Capitol, following a rally for then-President Trump. More than a hundred officers were injured.
“So many of these local governments have not had the resources to give the proper recognition posthumously to these people and remember them.”
“Gaming is one of the hottest, and fastest growing industries and companies close to home. More people do video games than watch movies. Look at Hollywood. We can become the Hollywood of gaming.”
Some consumer groups are calling on the federal government to take a closer look at what they are calling alarming levels of lead and arsenic in some vinegar products.
Some community college leaders say despite New York’s free tuition program, there are improvements that a federal version could make possible.
Providers’ groups say many long term care homes are on the brink of closure.
“If the Republican leaders are just going to throw their lead negotiators under the bus, why do they even participate in negotiations at all?”
A new federal program will provide low-income residents with a monthly stipend to help pay for internet service.
The suit was filed by eight Republicans hoping to keep or earn county legislature seats. It was one of multiple similar lawsuits filed across the state.
“It is not a cost saving mechanism to put your employees and customers at risk of death.”
“I think this is an idea that is deeply bipartisan. 88% of Americans support it, so I hope we can get some bipartisan legislation passed. If not, if we do reform the filibuster, this could be included.”
Some families fall below the income threshold for filing taxes. If that is the case, they will not be identified by the IRS to receive the payments.
“While we, the United States, and our genius created the chips, and we are the leader in creating the most advanced chips, we don’t make them here as much as we should.”
“Jobs in renewables don’t always match up for displaced workers.”
“The nursing home allowed her to die. I had no idea my mother was being neglected. They lie to you. You call on the phone every day, you’re FaceTiming and they’re telling you she’s fine, she’s great.”
The Oneida County Attorney says the county and DOJ’s goals are the same, to ensure the rights of voters are protected.
“That’s not going to make anyone rich, but it’s going to give families breathing room, so when the water’s up to their necks, it’s not going to go over their heads.”
Court documents detail the messages Richard Michetti, now facing criminal charges, sent his ex-girlfriend during the insurrection. “If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” one reads.
“Thousands of restaurants throughout New York state will close if we don’t get them some immediate relief.”
“We hope that it will be a good change, that it will help us, it will help others.”
“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.”
“The statement that the Biden-Harris administration released about Roe v. Wade shows that there is really no common ground.”
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.
“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.”
The proposed $765 million loan to Kodak was announced last July as part of the company’s plans to make ingredients used in generic pharmaceuticals.
Throughout Fall 2020, high school students in Scott Symons’ Social Studies class at Windsor High School participated in ‘Let’s Talk About Election 2020’, a national youth media challenge. This challenge is a free, standards-aligned program on KQED Learn, co-hosted by the National Writing Project and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. WSKG Education connected with Mr. Symons during the summer and supported him to integrate the project within the class. Mr. Symons shared:
“The kids really enjoyed this assignment because they got to pick something that they were passionate about (student choice)! Through their research, they got to become experts on their subject and share their views/research with the world.
“It is disturbing and hypocritical that Republican Senators would attempt to fill this vacancy now while Americans across the country have already begun casting their ballots.”
“It was seemingly viewed by all concerned as an unfortunate set of circumstances, which we all know was not the case.”
“The U.S. Postal Service is the only institution that is in the Constitution, that it’s a right for the American people to receive their mail. What he’s doing is illegal, inappropriate, unethical and wrong.”
With just under a month to go until counting efforts are scheduled to end, some government leaders are concerned about the lower numbers.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has been the “worst president in history” from the point of New York City, and that the “best thing he did for New York City was leave.”
Shame on the people in the CDC. These will be indefensible actions in the light of history.”
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said if Anthony were alive today, she would decline the president’s offer.
Cuomo’s “American Crisis” will be released Oct. 13, three weeks before Election Day, when Trump is expected to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who’s risen to national fame in recent months through daily televised briefings on New York’s response to the coronavirus, delivered a speech to Democrats in Wisconsin Monday intended to both unite the party and condemn the federal government.
“The president has appointed someone who really seems to be a political hack. His main claim to fame is that he contributed a lot of money to the president’s campaign. He has no postal experience.”
Mandatory masks, strict discipline and rigorous testing have helped the academies, including West Point and Annapolis, welcome students back to campus. Can other schools learn from their example?
The decision to entrust $765 million of taxpayer money to the former maker of photographic equipment raises several questions about the Trump administration’s due diligence of Kodak.
Months of protests urged prosecutors and police to support criminal justice reform. But court records show a different path.
“Recent allegations of wrongdoing raise serious concerns. We will not proceed any further unless these allegations are cleared.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally gave schools the green light to reopen on Friday, saying the coronavirus infection rate was low enough in New York for students to return to class in the coming weeks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said a provision of the President’s measure that requires states to foot part of the bill was unworkable.
Dr. Paul Offit, who serves on the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory board, says he doesn’t think an effective vaccine that’s undergone adequate testing can be ready this year.
“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.”
“Please, if you’re in central New York, some of you have kids that have moved away, some have parents that have moved away, call them and ask them to call their senator and say ‘this is needed everywhere.'”
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.”
The coronavirus pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time for those involved in the 2020 Census. The pandemic wreaked havoc on plans for the every-ten-year population count.
Eastman Kodak will help produce components needed to manufacture generic pharmaceuticals with the help of a substantial federal loan.
“They’re not being transparent enough, they’re not engaging the stakeholders and the shoreline communities and they’re not getting the data they need from the appropriate sources like the shoreline communities.”
“From my perspective, they’ll cobble together 218 votes in the House, and they will get 60 to 70 votes in the Senate, and this will be given to the President’s desk within the next week to 10 days.”
In the spirit of bipartisanship, Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) and Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) got together for a virtual town hall on Facebook this week, the first time they’ve ever done such a joint meeting.
“If we give the schools the dollars they need to make sure the kids are safe and the teachers are safe and the employees are safe, we can sort of have our cake and eat it too.”
“There are some strings. They have to use it for health and education, but we don’t say one size fits all.”
“The recent actions of the elected leadership of the Village of Endicott are not only racist but a dereliction of duty.’
Despite the pandemic, Census Bureau officials say they’ve determined it’s safe enough for visits to unresponsive homes in parts of Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.
“We just have to change the law to let folks like this get a second round and we will have many, many more small businesses surviving and even prospering in the next six months.”
For students, it’s a disorienting change during an already difficult time.
“People will now hear from governors, and county execs and their mayors and assembly and senators and realize they better get back to Washington and do their jobs.”
“Our white accomplices understand abolition. They worked with us on abolition and we need them to get back into that mindset.”
The mayor called the process a reinvention of public safety that will include town hall meetings, canvassing, and outreach to a variety of organizations.
As we move further into summer, authorities in New York face tough choices about whether to open cooling centers. They’re balancing the risk of health problems from the heat against the risk of spreading COVID-19.
“Now is the time when true leaders will emerge to roll up their sleeves, stay in the room and have the passionate debate.”
“This isn’t the first time a terrifying train derailment has happened in New York, and we need a full-scale investigation ASAP.”
President Trump is traveling to a medical supply distributor, where he will make the case that the coronavirus pandemic shows the danger in having supply chains spread around the world.
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Democrats backing the bill say the White House has not fully utilized the power of the federal government, which has left hospitals and health care workers shorted in many places.
“Without aid from Washington, we’re going to see higher taxes on the local level, and cuts in services as well as laying off teachers, cops, firefighters.”
“We’re going to have the schools closed for the rest of the year. We’re going to continue the distance learning programs.”
Congressman John Katko and North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) were appointed to the White House task force for reopening the economy.
Supporters say the public health emergency from COVID-19 has exposed a “pre-existing scarcity” of medical treatment, and available resources for those with disabilities.
Congressman Tom Reed wants that deal to include provisions that ensure local governments get needed aid with no interference by the state.
The justices threw out as moot a challenge to New York City’s strict gun regulations, but gun-safety advocates worry that gains in the states may be taken away by a conservative court majority.
“With the amount of unemployment we’ve seen in New York, and the number of COVID cases we’ve had, New York should be at the front of the list”
State elections officials canceled New York’s Democratic presidential primary amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a move that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders strongly oppose.
“I’ve talked to our mayors all across New York, and a lot of them are now deciding whether they’re going to lay off police officers and firefighters.”
Cuomo said at their White House meeting Trump committed to procure more testing supplies from China and other overseas manufacturers. He said they agreed the Navy ship Comfort could leave New York.
“I would just urge New Yorkers to keep being heard, making sure their concerns are being met.”
“It’s an important support to make sure we have a viable food system and that farmers can still farm.”
The U.S. census, that constitutionally mandated once-a-decade count of every resident, is still being conducted this year, but it’s not going according to plan.
The president claimed “total” authority, per unnamed constitutional provisions. Experts remind him he is not a king, and cite Articles I, II, III; the 10th Amendment; and the Founding Fathers.
“Any plan to reopen society MUST be driven by data and experts,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, which is forming a regional coalition of states. California will work with Oregon and Washington.
If passed on Capitol Hill, the proposal would provide numerous safeguards for those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Binghamton University student Dino Nicolari decided to stay at his off-campus apartment. “I really have trouble working at home.”
Officials are struggling to handle the high number of people who have died from the disease. So many have died that the city is considering temporary burial at a public cemetery on Hart Island.
“I think that we would have a less severe outbreak if we had lower levels of air pollution.”
The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of “good news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.
“It’s absolutely crucial that we get this money to people now, for the hospitals now, and for people on the frontlines now, that being individuals.”
“We were able to contribute to lake levels being fairly stable through the month of March compared with historic records.”
Federal agency said new policy doesn’t mean facilities can exceed allowed pollution limits
The president said New York ignored ventilators sent by the federal government. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired back, saying the president’s view was “incorrect and grossly uninformed.”
America’s longest undefended border totals around 4,400 miles and hasn’t been militarized since after the American Civil War.
Company says state has allowed some work to continue.
Cuomo is known as a “take-no-prisoners kind of guy.” He’s been getting praise even from some critics for his daily briefings and decisive actions as New York becomes the hardest hit state in the U.S.
“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.”
“Richard fit the profile of the Republican Party as it existed in the 60s, 70s, and somewhat into the 80s in New York, which was a much more moderate party than it presently is.”
“It’s time to hold corporations accountable when they work against the interests of hard-working Americans.”
Amo Houghton, the former Congressman who also had led Corning Incorporated for a number of years, has died at the age of 93.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., acknowledged he should not have used the words he did about Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh when he addressed abortion-rights activists at the high court on Wednesday.
Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Louisiana faced a hot bench Wednesday in a case critical to abortion rights in the U.S. But the Chief Justice – a key vote – did not tip his hand.
“You get double speak. You get half justifications for things, and we’re not getting action from them. So today, the gloves come off.”
Local programs that are testing a new model of medical care have been showing some promising signs. But a Trump administration decision means they will lose their federal support at the end of this month.
“I think this will have broad ramifications. There are places around the country including Seattle, Boston, Denver, New York, where people have been closely watching these developments.”
“As a 25-year law enforcement professional, it is unfathomable that information which could be used to prevent crime or a potential terrorist attack, is purposely being withheld.”
“The rights secured in our Constitution carry with them certain responsibilities. When it comes to the First Amendment, that responsibility includes the obligation not to threaten to kill others.”
After the vote, she said her election is evidence that the legislature is not color-blind and respects what members of working families can contribute in elected office.
“They (Republicans) are absolutely silent in the face of his crimes, in the face of his terrible behavior toward so many Americans, and his terrible deicsions and they just don’t hold him accountable.”
Cuomo says it’s likely the federal government’s decision was political “retaliation and reprisal” for New York’s law to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing a bill to fund community support programs for people who have substance use disorders, and their families.
“Any law-abiding citizen has the right to have a gun. That’s okay. But 98% of Americans believe felons shouldn’t buy guns, but they can get around the law.”
Facing a projected $6 billion budget deficit and an April 1 budget deadline, the Cuomo administration is proposing the elimination of $6.9 million in state aid for municipalities where video lottery terminals are played.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to challenge Homeland Security’s attempt to suspend enrollment in Global Entry and other trusted traveler programs for New Yorkers over access to state motor vehicle records.
Pennsylvania is getting less money from the federal government this year to clean up its old abandoned mines.
“We live in a fast-changing world, and communities unable to reinvent are left behind.”
“Our country needs it. I mean people are sick of the divisiveness on both sides.”
The federal government said no. But New Yorkers rallied anyway and got the job done.
The point-in-time count is done every year and is a requirement for some federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“I am proud to stand up for the Constitution, my constituents in New York’s 21st District, and the American people’s vote.”
“What it has done though, is galvanize this group of community groups to go out and make sure people don’t let that fear stop them from being recognized and counted.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi named seven Democratic lawmakers who will present the House’s case in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.
The approximately 170 letters filed in U.S. District Court this week paint very different pictures of disgraced former Congressman Chis Collins.
“Many of them are already accessing the emergency food network, so they’re turning to their local food pantry or soup kitchen just to make ends meet.”
“What will change is the unchecked power of just a handful of opponents to delay or block development of critical infrastructure projects that benefit the greater good.”
Critics of his proposed changes say they would favor corporate interests over public health, allowing the potential for air and water quality to be compromised.
Immigration activists are holding up a Syracuse family as an example of how an aggressive immigration policy is playing out in upstate New York.
“I don’t want to restrict the administration’s hands to be able to respond to threats from a very unstable regime in Iran.”
Most Republican members have said they support the move; Democrats say they’re worried about destabilizing the Middle East and concerned Trump didn’t seek congressional approval
New York state continues to lose population in new census numbers along with several other states.
“With your advocacy, you’re raising awareness. So now, more people will donate diapers, will care for this, and create support for a change in federal law, when I try to find bipartisan support for that.”
Critics say Plan 2014 is to blame for the unprecedented water levels while others say it’s a scapegoat for the excessive rainfall in recent years, which could be related to climate change.
Harrisburg’s rally was one of many around the country in which people who oppose President Donald Trump turned out to celebrate his possible ouster.
Brindisi said he believes there is sufficient evidence to move forward with a trial in the Senate.
A new bill recently signed into law by President Donald Trump addresses a loophole.
Former congressman Chris Collins, his son Cameron, and Stephen Zarsky pleaded guilty to criminal insider trading charges in October.
Benefits would be cut to roughly 688,000 recipients nationwide, and food advocates say benefits for thousands of New Yorkers would also be in jeopardy.
Republicans argued Democrats aren’t respecting due process, while Democrats argued the president’s conduct is baldly unconstitutional.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday as he continues to weigh a late entrance into the Democratic presidential primary.
“Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and disease, and stopping kids from beginning this dangerous addiction will really help save lives.”
“What we have found is these companies are very secretive. They don’t want to shed too much light on their business practices. But to me, sunshine is the best disinfectant.”
“They (researchers) did some biopsies on their lungs, and what they found out was, the issues have to do with toxins in their lungs from those burn pits while they were deployed,”
Rules on coal ash ponds, wastewater from coal-fired power plants are targeted
The president accused E. Jean Carroll of “totally lying” when she said he assaulted her more than two decades ago. Now, Carroll is taking him to court for allegedly smearing her in the media.
Lawyers for President Trump say they plan to appeal to the Supreme Court, potentially setting up an election-year decision about disclosing the president’s finances.
Cheryl LaFleur fears regulator’s credibility is hurt by more party-line voting
In the wake of a New York child’s death, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for federal regulations on grease trap lids.
With the 2020 census approaching, black community leaders are brushing up on the best ways to get people counted.
“What I am going to say to you tonight is I’m going to look at every piece of evidence and all the facts that come out and if and when articles of impeachment are presented to the full house, I will vote based upon the evidence that I have reviewed through this investigation.”
This week, one of her stops took her to Rome Lab and the Defense Finance and Accounting Services office at the Griffiss Business Park.
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.
She’s a freshman lawmaker from a labor-heavy district, and she really wants her constituents to know her time is focused on committee work that has nothing to do with investigating the president.
“I would say we had 20 to 30 positions that we ended up having to scrape and scour to fill, and in some cases had to find certified substitute teachers while we looked for long term solutions.”
“To me, from an evidence standpoint, nowhere near enough to start an impeachment proceeding.”
“What is almost certain right now is that it seems like his political career, for now, is over.”
Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) is the only upstate Democrat to not publicly support impeachment.
Trump’s speech comes as his administration confronts foreign policy challenges in the Middle East and a growing political scandal in Washington.
Acting administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor toured some of the flooding damage along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
The head of Pennsylvania’s Manufacturer’s Association said he supports the president’s trade tactics.
“Loans are definitely a barrier. They are working for years, and years, and years under incredible debt.”
“While there are shipping interests and energy interests and environmental interests, the human interest, specifically, the residents and business owners along the shore are first and foremost in my mind.”
“I think businesses and entities don’t always pay enough attention to the cyber issues and as the threat builds and conflicts grow internationally, it’s a very serious component.”
Those funds have had a drastic effect on reducing overdose deaths and helping people with opioid use disorder to lead normal lives, said Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
The facility is part of what industry boosters hope will be a new plastics and chemical manufacturing base in the upper Ohio Valley, but many residents here worry about the heat-trapping gases and plastic waste.
Attorney General William Barr says he was appalled by the death of Jeffrey Epstein at a New York City jail over the weekend. He blamed the correctional center for failing to”adequately secure” him.