Tag: Andrew Cuomo

Policy, State & Local

NY attorney general Letitia James ends run for governor

December 9, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

New York Attorney General Letitia James suspended her campaign for governor on Thursday, saying she will run for reelection to her current position to “finish the job” amid numerous ongoing investigations. James, a Democrat, had announced in late October that […]

Policy, State & Local

Hochul, NY’s 1st female governor, inherits vast challenges

August 24, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as she takes over an administration facing criticism for inaction during Andrew Cuomo’s distracted final months in office. Hochul, a Democrat and former member of […]

Health Care, Industry, Policy, State & Local

NY won’t say what it told DOJ about nursing home outbreaks

April 23, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said it won’t reveal what it told the U.S. Justice Department about COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes, partly because doing so would be an “invasion of personal privacy.” The Justice Department last year asked the governors […]

Federal, Industry, Policy, Transportation & Infrastructure

New York Gov. Cuomo joins 11 governors to ask Biden for a path to Zero-Emissions

April 22, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined 11 other governors from across the country, asking President Joe Biden to set the U.S. on a path to a zero-emission transportation future. In a letter sent Wednesday, the governors asked the federal government […]

Policy, State & Local

Cuomo administration underreported nursing home Covid deaths by up to 50%, NY attorney general says

January 28, 2021


The New York Department of Health underreported Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%, according to a new report published Thursday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The 76-page report comes after a months-long investigation by […]

Federal, Policy

Trump says the government is sending 125 million coronavirus masks to schools across the U.S.

August 12, 2020


President Donald Trump said Wednesday the federal government is sending 125 million reusable face masks to school districts across the United States as schools consider whether it’s safe to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We have to open […]

Policy, State & Local

New York Gov. Cuomo cites ‘significant evidence’ NYC restaurants are violating social distancing rules, threatens closures

July 16, 2020


Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there was “significant evidence” restaurants in New York City were violating social distancing policies designed to contain the spread of Covid-19 and threatened to close establishments that don’t follow the rules. “There is significant evidence of […]

Policy, State & Local

New York Governor vetoes bill that would have made electric scooters legal

December 27, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

On Thursday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a widely supported bill that would have legalized electric bicycles and scooters. The bill was the result of extensive negotiations and compromises that sought to balance a set of competing interests. But […]