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.
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.
“The wearing of masks, the cleaning regimen that would have to happen before or after, the airing out of the space, the need to manage things like doorways or bathrooms or places of contact.”
“If I’m not making money, if I can’t sustain rent on 2,400 square feet, plus utilities, then it’s no longer a benefit for me to keep the business as it was running.”
“It doesn’t prevent the decisions. It solely requires reports. Once the reports are made, those things are subject to review.”
“We are going to have to put strict limits in terms of capacity in every church, and all sorts of restrictions.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending the state’s stay at home order to May 28. Some areas of the state have been given the green light to enter Phase One of reopening beginning Friday.
Beaches will be monitored for density, and will be limited to half their usual capacity. Parking will be limited and entrances will be monitored to ensure that too many people aren’t coming in.
“That can help them find safe shelter, talk about their safety options, and really connect them to the services they need, during this time and even after this time.”
Local officials were mixed about the state’s messaging as the Southern Tier Region reopened Friday.
The New York State Thruway Authority is moving ahead with a $450 million plan to rebuild 23 of the 27 service areas and provide significant upgrades to the remaining four.
Rochester, Ithaca, Binghamton, Elmira, and Utica, as well as the surrounding communities, will all be allowed to start the first phase of reopening this Friday.
Starting this month, health departments in New York are trying to hire thousands of workers to build up what could become one of the country’s largest contact tracing programs for the coronavirus.
Zoom has agreed to launch a new internal data security program and will take other steps to combat hacker disruptions, a practice that has become known as Zoombombing.
“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.”
Visits to any dealership will be by appointment only, and a number of safety precautions will be monitored to keep dealers and buyers safe.
State Attorney General Tish James is investigating reports from families who say the nursing homes kept them in the dark about the condition of their relatives who had COVID-19.
“You’d rather have a controlled start, so that you don’t have to stop. You reopen too fast, then you have to stop.”
At this point, the state is allowing both in-person and absentee ballots for those village and special district elections.
Local businesses are coming up with plans for restarting, but how and when they go into effect are still an unknown.
The COVID-19 Maternity Task Force has issued its recommendations to support pregnant mothers and their newborns during the pandemic.
“The state is considering a deferral for all companies that have job creation requirements as part of economic development packages.”
“With all health care, your condition dictates the speed of care provided, and that will still be the case as we look to reschedule.”
Repairing the locks, which allow boats to travel from one neck of the waterway to another, was deemed nonessential work.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is opening new drive-through coronavirus testing sites in five upstate counties.
“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.
Amazon may have violated federal health and safety standards as well as New York’s whistleblower law, the New York attorney general’s office wrote to Amazon in a letter obtained by NPR.
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.
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.
“If a situation is radically different in one part of the state than another part of the state, take that into consideration.”
“We need to be, I think, taking a look at the data, and working with not only the health professionals, but also the business community.”
“Any plan to start to reopen the economy has to be based on data and testing, and we have to make sure our antibody and diagnostic testing is up to the scale we need.”
“We’re at a point where some of the upstate hospitals have significant financial burdens because they are not doing the elective surgeries.”
“Still a majority, 57%, say right now the government of the state of New York should concentrate on public health and not on trying to reopen the economy.”
“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.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that 758 more New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus. It marked the sixth straight day of more than 700 deaths.
New York City Councilman Francisco Moya says the coronavirus is disproportionately impacting his constituents in Queens, home to a large working class population.
The New York State School Boards Association says schools are bracing for teacher lay offs over the next year.
A bill aimed at curbing youth e-cigarette use in New York that was passed as part of the state budget last week will mean stark changes for vape retailers.”
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.”
The New York State Department of Health “may shift any such items not currently needed, or needed in the short term future by a health care facility.”
731 New Yorkers died in the past day from the virus, the highest number yet, bringing the death total to 5,489.
“We at the Board have a legal mandate to conduct our jobs. The continuity of government depends in part on some of the work that we’re doing.”
In a press conference on Sunday, the governor stressed the importance of working together, both in-state and nationally. “Nobody can do this alone,” he said. “Nobody.”
“Erie County residents will be put at risk and possibly die because we don’t have the equipment here,”
“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.”
“This model projects you’re going to have a high death rate through July. If this model is correct, this could go through the summer.”
“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.”
Kodak has shipped 40,000 gallons of the isopropyl alcohol over the last week, shipping it in tanker loads from its Eastman Business Park facility.
“Not moving to legalize cannabis through the budget process right now … it makes sense.”
The worker helped organize a walkout to demand closure of the facility following several COVID-19 cases. Amazon fired him the same day, saying he violated quarantine and safety measures.
The brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has experienced COVID-19 symptoms, including “fever, chills and shortness of breath.”
The state has reported more than 75,000 confirmed cases, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the peak is still to come. On Tuesday he expressed frustration that FEMA was hindering, not helping, its efforts.
“Tell them I am doing well, taking it day by day. Spending most of the days sleeping. Symptoms seem to come and go in waves.”
“The governor, every time he had a road block and was told ‘No’ or didn’t get the answer he wanted, he just kept pushing and pushing and pushing.”
“We have to make drastic cuts to the budget. Like you have never seen.”
The East Meadow in Central Park and a training facility at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens are scheduled to become makeshift hospitals while regular facilities are strained by COVID-19.
“I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote. A lot of people touching one door knob, a lot of people touching one pen, whatever you call the new device on the ballots.”
“This is not a lockdown. It’s nothing that we haven’t been doing. Nonessential people should stay home.”
Despite a statewide effort to procure and distribute coronavirus testing supplies to hospitals in New York, some facilities still don’t have what they need to test patients quickly on-site.
“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.
“One of the forecasters said we were looking at a freight train coming across the country. We’re now looking at a bullet train.”
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already identified four sites to build temporary hospitals to help deal with the surging cases of coronavirus in the state.
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes what he calls “the ultimate step” in his state’s effort to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus.
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.
“That will be a real-life economic benefit,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He also ordered that only 25 percent of workers could be in the office, except for essential services.
“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.”
Urban immigrant communities could be particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. In New York City, public health workers are making extra efforts to reach the immigrant population.
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.
“I said to the local officials and I want to say to the people of the State of New York, if you are upset by what we have done, be upset at me.”
“It is wrong for New York State to have prisoners do those types of labor, because they’re getting paid slave wages.”
“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 governor said there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in New York so far. 27 people have been tested, and 26 of those results have been negative. One case is still pending.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has stepped up its efforts in recent days to help New Yorkers understand the new rules.
The state is looking at cancer deaths among firefighters – higher than across the general population – and looking to lower that risk.
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.”
“They’re not providing the boots on the ground to inspect these places regularly nor to enforce the regulations that we already have on the books.”
Instead, the New York Attorney General says her office hopes to work with all parties to make sure consumers get the best pricing and service possible.
Households can apply for a second emergency benefit through the Home Energy Assistance Program – or HEAP – if they are in danger of running out of fuel or having their utility service shut off and have already received assistance this winter.
“That affects our ability to receive federal funding for critical programs, to help veterans, and infants and seniors, nutrition programs and people with disabilities.”
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.”
“What the dredging does is it increases the access and capacity of creeks, inlets, et cetera. And it uses the dredging material, in this situation, to increase a barrier to keep the high water from affecting the shoreline.”
“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’m not sure what they looked at and what they saw over the time they were here and I continually ask how much more does it take for an area that has been inundated to receive its due from the federal government.”
“I felt like my body rejected me and now my home state has rejected me.”
“There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation.”
The Department of Homeland Security says the state’s “Green Light” law allowing licenses for immigrants without legal status interferes with security. State officials call it “political retaliation.”
Opponents of cashless stores say they discriminate against low-income, homeless and undocumented people.
After Lake Ontario reached new heights in 2017, the state and many homeowners invested substantial amounts of money rebuilding the break walls and other barriers along their shorelines – only to see much of it washed away again in 2019.
“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.”
New York and Pennsylvania joined 12 other states and the District of Columbia in a federal lawsuit that says the new rules violate the Clean Air Act.
“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.”
The number of New York high school students who vape more than doubled between 2014 and 2018.
Several New York lawmakers called the governor’s proposal a blatant “cost shift” to local governments.
“You’re seeing more shortages in many areas, primarily in primary care but also in the specialties too, and that is a concern and will be a challenge.”
“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.”
The New York State Comptroller’s office says the number of school districts in the state that are in fiscal stress has increased from 26 to 33.
The county prosecutor is willing to consider the idea for offenders who committed crimes at a young age and have proven their rehabilitation while behind bars.
Senior housing, owner-occupied one-and two-family homes, and same-sex college dormitories and boarding houses are exempt.
“If we want to lower our transportation emissions, we have to address getting people out of their personal vehicles or ensuring that the personal vehicles that are left become electrified more rapidly.”
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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.”
On Wednesday, New York became the 10th state allowing adoptees unrestricted access to their original birth certificates, a change that adopted people are calling monumental in their decades-long fight for the right to their birth records.
Bail reform has become a major flashpoint, with Republicans and some Democrats saying the law has meant some repeat offenders and potentially violent suspects being released too quickly.
Immigration advocates gathered in Albany on Tuesday calling for state lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit ICE arrests at courthouses.
“There is a lot of people exaggerating the situation. The vast majority of people, they are non-violent crimes, that’s the premise, they are misdemeanors.”
“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.”
Among the questions that state officials would like to see local residents discuss, are what do they want students to know before they graduate and how should students have to demonstrate that knowledge?
In her gut, she thinks she’ll embark on the journey to find her birth mother, but hasn’t made the decision yet.
Assemblyman Brian Kolb was in court in the town of Victor on Thursday where he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of DWI.
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes will remove the single-use bags from all of its Rochester and Syracuse area stores on Saturday, February 1. That’s a month ahead of the state-imposed ban which takes effect March 1.
“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.
The court papers quote a tow truck driver as saying that when he drove up to the accident scene, Kolb stood up and put his hands up and said, “My wife was driving,” and then said, “You know how women drive.”
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.”
In the first phase of the program, a $100 million economic development fund will support a variety of projects.
The bill was introduced last spring, after a wave of anti-Semitic attacks happened across the country, including a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people.
“There’s no doubt this is still a work in progress, and there are other changes that have to be made.”
Some state officials are already asking for revisions to a law eliminating cash bail for people charged with misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.
Wegmans debuted the no-plastic policy at its Corning and Ithaca stores and called the pilot program successful.
“When you see a house go down a river, when you see a house hanging over an embankment…when is it enough for FEMA to say this county, this region, this state, needs our assistance?”
Deputies say Kolb was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. There were no injuries, and Sheriff Kevin Henderson said there was minor damage to the vehicle.
Kolb was charged on New Year’s Eve when his state-owned SUV got stuck in a ditch near his home in the town of Victor.
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.
Deputies said Brian Kolb was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. There were no injuries and Sheriff Kevin Henderson said there was minor damage to the vehicle.
Farm workers would be entitled to overtime pay, a guaranteed rest day each week, disability and Paid Family Leave coverage, unemployment benefits and the right to collective bargaining.
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.”
A man stabbed people celebrating Hanukkah at the home of a rabbi in Rockland County, a New York City suburb, on Saturday night. The incident comes amid a surge of anti-Semitic violence in the region.
Starting Jan. 15, adoptees over the age of 18 in New York state will be able to access their birth certificate
High-speed rail is one of those economic development and transportation issues that gets touted by politicians, business and transportation groups from time to time in New York.
Leading into 2020, the hourly minimum wage for workers in upstate New York will rise to $11.80. For tipped workers, it will be $7.85 an hour.
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.
New York City has stricter gun laws than most other American cities — and lower rates of gun violence. But legal challenges could force the city to loosen its gun control. Will a rise in crime follow?
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 Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a plan to hire 500 additional transit officers dedicated to patrolling the city’s subways.
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.
The Green Light Law came into effect on Monday in New York state. The law allows undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers’ licenses.
State regulators have released new rules to enforce the changes, but groups on both sides of the issue say those rules are flawed.
Under the proposal unveiled Sunday, individuals who commit “serious crimes” would be denied the ability to obtain a gun license in New York State.
“A lifetime of working with my hands, managing daily challenges and finding creative solutions, that’s given me the tools I need to be your representative in the Senate.”
“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.”
A look back at the career of a central figure in the Ukraine affair: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Some county clerks say their offices are not ready, and it’s been a significant challenge for them to get more information from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
“I’ve been here 33 years, I’ve spent 19 of those 33 years in the minority. I know what it means to fight and claw back and try to get things done.”
They’re delivering petitions to Albany this week, signed by more than 7,000 residents across the state who say they want New York to reduce vehicle emissions by 55 percent by 2035.
Veterans in New York State who received less-than-honorable discharges that can be linked to their sexual orientation may have state veteran benefits restored, under legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
In recent days, three Republican Senators have announced they are done after next year.
The state’s attorney general argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.
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.
“We are forced to stand here, after the fact, calling to the attention of the public, the legislature, and the governor, the serious flaws in these new laws.”
In the past two weeks, SU has been rocked by at least 10 incidents including racist graffiti, yelling racial slurs and hateful emails.
“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.
Top state officials say that the IJC failed to act in response to flooding in 2017 and 2019, causing New York to incur substantial and potentially avoidable damages.
“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.’ ”
“I believe in the next couple of years at least, we’re going to see a decrease in the number of youth who are initiating some form of tobacco use.”
“War chests are in, high contribution limits are in. We are designing a system that is not going to incentivize viable candidates to participate.”
Right on time with the cold snap that’s hit us this week, Tuesday was the first day people could apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program.
Central New York’s emerging drone industry is taking some major steps forward, as construction of the infrastructure is complete for the unmanned traffic management drone corridor.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mostly avoided President Donald Trump, who also attended Monday’s Veterans Day parade in New York City.
On this 100th anniversary of Veterans Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is introducing legislation to streamline the process for establishing New York’s first State Veterans Cemetery.
“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.”
Overall, annual suicides increased by 43.6 percent between 2005 and 2017. Among veterans, that increase was 6.1 percent.
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.
The money will go to a group of charities. The New York judge said money raised at a 2016 veterans fundraiser “was used for Mr. Trump’s political campaign and disbursed by Mr. Trump’s campaign staff.”
The traffickers were caught with 11.9 kilograms of fentanyl — enough to kill nearly 6 million people, by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s standard.
“It is gifted with a history that others can only dream of; what happened here, an epicenter of social movements that literally propelled our nation into a far better place.”
The ruling from State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle rejected claims that eliminating the exemptions was an unconstitutional infringement on religious rights.
There were mixed reactions Wednesday from New York’s politicians and political parties on this year’s election results.
The next hurdle is a federal trial in December in which a coalition of state attorneys general are challenging the merger as anti-competitive.
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.
The president has changed his legal residence to Florida, a state with no income taxes. “I cherish New York,” he tweeted, but Trump said he had been “treated very badly” by New York political leaders.
Under the proposal, voters would need to present a form of identification before casting a ballot, such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID card, or other government-issued ID document.
The state health department said prices for most of its insurance policies are not increasing from 2019 to 2020 — and in some cases, they’re dropping.
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.
“We find, unfortunately, that even some of the younger students are vaping, and it seems like it’s something that’s going to continue to grow as a problem.”
“When there’s a sudden reversals based on zero evidence, it seems, it makes you wonder whether other people are pulling the strings here.”
63 projects along the Lake Ontario shoreline will receive $133 million in state funding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday during a stop at the Port of Rochester.
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.”
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.
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and reportedly aided Giuliani’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
“This is an international entity and it is going to be a difficult case for us to make. But it is a last resort, we have tried everything else. It is a cry for help from the state of New York.”
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.
President Trump may be forced to release some of his tax records to prosecutors in New York.
The state is putting aside $300 million to fund resiliency projects in these communities, which have seen major flooding in recent years.