Gov. Cuomo’s 2021 State Budget Address

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.

Bills’ Parking Lot Becomes Massive COVID Testing Site

“You pull up. We verify who you are. You roll down your window. We swab you. Just a little nasal swab, not invasive. We then take that specimen with the requisition and we send it to our laboratory.”

Vote Count Continues: New York’s Congressional Races

To find out who wins this year’s Congressional contests in New York State will require patience. The pandemic transformed how this election was run in New York State. The vast number of ballots cast by mail before Election Day could lengthen the amount of time it takes to count all the votes. But that won’t mean there are problems with the results.

‘Floating Voters’ Reject Party Labels

Unaffiliated voters aren’t talked about a lot but they can be the difference between winning and losing close elections. They wonder why should they compromise their beliefs to join a political party.

Cuomo Parses Pandemic Stats

“We have flare-ups because in this state we have a microscope, and the other states don’t have a microscope. If you don’t have a microscope, you don’t see a lot of things.”  

Susan B. Anthony Barbie Doll In The Works

“It’s a fun depiction as we think about these heroes, who have changed the world and continue to change; inspiring youngsters who can be a part of that.”

Cuomo Takes Steps To Control COVID-19 Clusters

Some of the zip codes coincide with areas that have large Orthodox Jewish populations, and some of those communities have been cited in the past for holding large gatherings, like weddings, in violation of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

U.S.-Canada Border Remains Closed

“This Administration has to understand that we won’t have a healthy economy until we have a healthy country and that starts with taking this virus seriously.”

Cuomo: Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Left To Parents

“If you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not going to tell you, you can’t take your child to the neighborhood. I’m not going to do that.”

Efforts Underway To Recruit Poll Workers

“Young people can help our elections and make some extra money by becoming poll workers and relieve the pressure on our older poll workers.”

Without Child Care Bailout, Workforce Could Lose Women

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced she was stepping down from her position to look after her family. Working families across the country are figuring out how to provide care for their children with remote and hybrid schooling this year.

Cuomo Warns Coronavirus Is Far From Over

The New York Governor predicted that the flu season will put an added strain on the overburdened disease-testing system in the state and could lead to a further slowdown for obtaining timely results of coronavirus tests. 

Cuomo Rails Against Federal COVID-19 Response at DNC

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.

Bowling Alleys Open Today At 50% Capacity

“This pandemic is far from over, but we’ve determined that institutions can reopen if they adhere to strict state guidance and take every precaution to keep visitors safe.”

Cuomo Named Head Of National Governors Association

“The common interest of these governors is not a partisan agenda. Cuomo as a smart person is not going to raise those issues because he knows they’ll fracture the coalition.”