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Assembly impeachment inquiry committee gives an update

The New York State Assembly’s committee that’s conducting an impeachment inquiry into Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a brief progress report after meeting...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 6:36pm
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State to have college scholarship drawings for 12- to 17-year-olds who get vaccinated

In an effort to get more young people vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will be giving away a free college education a week...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 12:20pm
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State comptroller to challenge Amazon on racial diversity

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is using the strength of the state’s pension fund to push for racial justice at Amazon. The state’s pension fund...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 12:21pm
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Cuomo announces picks to fill two seats on New York's highest state court

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finalized his picks to fill two seats on the state Court of Appeals, the highest state court in New York: Nassau County District...
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Tue, 05/25/2021 - 1:48pm
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State ethics panel votes against issuing subpoena in scandal involving former Cuomo aide 

Some members of the state’s ethics commission pressed Tuesday for a subpoena to look into a controversy over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring of former aide...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 9:03am
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Free pass to state parks offered to unvaccinated who agree to get a shot  

UPDATE : Early Monday evening, the New York State Office of Children & Family Services and the NYS Health Department issued a statement rolling back...
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Mon, 05/24/2021 - 3:12pm
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Poll finds good and bad news for embattled Cuomo

A new poll finds that while Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s popularity has waned since he’s been embroiled in a number of scandals, including allegations of sexual...
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Mon, 05/24/2021 - 9:41am
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NY attorney general seeks statewide use of force standard for police

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced legislation on Friday that would limit the use of force legally allowed by police in New York. James...
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Fri, 05/21/2021 - 12:05pm
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NY: Get vaccinated for a shot at $5 million

New York state is dealing with a severe decline in COVID-19 vaccination rates by offering free lottery tickets to those who agree to get a shot,...
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Thu, 05/20/2021 - 12:24pm
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Targeting Cuomo, Republicans seek to ban book sales by statewide elected officials

Republicans in the state Legislature are seeking to ban statewide elected officials in New York from publishing books while they’re in office after it...
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Wed, 05/19/2021 - 1:29pm
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