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Cuomo defends lower COVID-19 death count

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday defended the state’s death count during the COVID-19 pandemic after a report by the Associated Press that said New York...
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Wed, 07/14/2021 - 12:25pm
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Senate ethics hearing delayed due to Open Meetings Law concerns

A New York State Senate hearing scheduled to examine the troubled state ethics commission was postponed Monday over concerns that it might have been in...
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Mon, 07/12/2021 - 1:29pm
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Cuomo's emergency pandemic powers to end Thursday  

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will relinquish the emergency powers he’s held for the past 15 months during the COVID-19 pandemic as infection rates continue...
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Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:43am
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Fiscal watchdog group FOILs state health department for detailed COVID-19 data

A fiscal watchdog group is using the Freedom of Information Law to try to get New York state’s health department to release more detailed data on the...
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Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:18pm
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With COVID-19 waning, Cuomo retains emergency powers 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that most COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have ended in New York -- but he didn't discontinue the emergency powers he...
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 3:55pm
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Cuomo celebrates COVID-19 milestone by lifting more mandates

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he’s lifting all remaining state COVID-19 restrictions, including requirements for masks and social distancing, and...
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Tue, 06/15/2021 - 11:31am
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Alcohol to-go extension stalled as legislative session winds down  

New York lawmakers will likely not be extending alcohol to-go at restaurants and bars as part of their actions on the final day of the legislative...
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Thu, 06/10/2021 - 9:34am
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Cuomo revises school mask policy: yes inside, no outside

After a weekend of confusion for schoolchildren, their parents and teachers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo clarified changes in mask policy for schools in New York...
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Mon, 06/07/2021 - 12:57pm
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Connections: Local school superintendents on masking guidance

Late last week, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker released a letter he wrote to the CDC about masking guidance for the state. In that...
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Mon, 06/07/2021 - 10:34am
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New York's COVID-19 positivity rate hits a new record low

New York state’s 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate has hit a new record low. That’s according to data released Saturday by Governor Andrew Cuomo...
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Sat, 06/05/2021 - 2:38pm
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