Category: New York State

Live cameras coming to NYS Thruway in major upgrade to travel forecasting

Live cameras coming to NYS Thruway in major upgrade to travel forecasting

The New York State Thruway Authority announced an enhancement of the Thruway’s Intelligent Transportation Systems and addition of live camera feeds which will provide a real-time look to drivers before traveling to their destinations, making travel smarter, faster, safer and more convenient ... MORE
Scammers using ID theft to secure unemployment benefits in states across U.S.

Scammers using ID theft to secure unemployment benefits in states across U.S.

New investigative reporting is revealing the scope of fraud that’s happening involving unemployment benefits. Scammers have been using social security numbers of victims to obtain benefits illegally in New York. Now though, a new investigative story by News10NBC shows that in many ... MORE
Broadband access study left off Cuomo’s budget after promising equity to all New Yorkers

Broadband access study left off Cuomo’s budget after promising equity to all New Yorkers

A proposal to ensure that students across New York have equal access to broadband has been scrapped. It was supposed to be included in the 2021 budget, in light of remote learning- and the expectation that in some degree- digital expectations would ... MORE
Cuomo’s top aides, including DeRosa, Lacewell, Malatras accused of altering health dept. reports on nursing homes

Cuomo’s top aides, including DeRosa, Lacewell, Malatras accused of altering health dept. reports on nursing homes

Top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo are accused of rewriting a report put together by top state health officials to hide the true number of nursing home deaths due to COVID-19, according to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Both ... MORE
Republicans expand impeachment commission resolution to include harassment allegations against Cuomo

Republicans expand impeachment commission resolution to include harassment allegations against Cuomo

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay says his conference will expand its Impeachment Commission resolution to include recent sexual harassment allegations made against Gov. Cuomo by two former staff members. “What more do legislators need to see before we form an Impeachment Commission ... MORE
Reed says he’s getting closer to decision on run for governor in 2022

Reed says he’s getting closer to decision on run for governor in 2022

Congressman Tom Reed is getting closer to a decision on whether he’s running for governor of New York. He’s been an outspoken critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo since before allegations of sexual harassment surfaced for the current officeholder. That said, Reed says ... MORE
Legislation moves forward allowing nursing home residents to have pair of visitors

Legislation moves forward allowing nursing home residents to have pair of visitors

There could be some significant changes to nursing home visitation on the way for New Yorkers. Specifically, a bill allowing limited visitations at nursing homes passed the legislature. It would give each resident at nursing homes or long-term care facilities to have ... MORE
Travel restrictions eased in New York: 14-day quarantine can be skipped with COVID vaccine

Travel restrictions eased in New York: 14-day quarantine can be skipped with COVID vaccine

When it comes to traveling restrictions are easing. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that domestic travelers who are coming to New York don’t have to quarantine if they’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine. In the past anyone who came from another state would have ... MORE
Gillibrand, Schumer accused of double-standard involving Cuomo allegations

Gillibrand, Schumer accused of double-standard involving Cuomo allegations

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is in the spotlight. She was the first Democratic senator to call for Al Franken’s resignation in 2017- when he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Fast-forward four years later- and critics say her handling of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s allegations ... MORE
Cuomo says he won’t resign, key COVID-19 task force member resigns amid controversy

Cuomo says he won’t resign, key COVID-19 task force member resigns amid controversy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his first press conference since allegations of sexual harassment surfaced last week. Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have called for the Governor to resign. He confirmed during the press conference on Wednesday that it wasn’t ... MORE
Chair of Cayuga County Dems calls for Gov. Cuomo to resign, or be impeached

Chair of Cayuga County Dems calls for Gov. Cuomo to resign, or be impeached

The chair of the Democratic Committee in Cayuga County is calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, or for New York State Assembly to begin impeachment proceedings. “It has become clear in recent days that Andrew Cuomo is not fit to continue ... MORE
Community colleges across New York face uncertain future, enrollment declines of upwards of 50%

Community colleges across New York face uncertain future, enrollment declines of upwards of 50%

Community colleges across New York State are in trouble. A new report by the New York Public Interest Research Group finds that the cost of tuition at these institutions has gone up dramatically, and could be prohibitive. “In some cases, tuition exceeds ... MORE
Comptroller finds that New York’s financial situation could be improving

Comptroller finds that New York’s financial situation could be improving

New York State’s financial situation could be improving. A report by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found that federal aid combined with better than anticipated tax revenue could equate to modest budget surpluses. The state’s unemployment rate remains at 8.2%, as of December, but ... MORE
Lawmakers expected to reduce Cuomo’s emergency powers by Friday

Lawmakers expected to reduce Cuomo’s emergency powers by Friday

Lawmakers plan to reduce the powers held by Gov. Andrew Cuomo since the coronavirus pandemic began last March. “I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in a statement ... MORE
Could Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul be the next governor of New York?

Could Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul be the next governor of New York?

Critics are calling the apology issued late-Sunday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a second sexual harassment accuser came forward ‘tone-deaf’. He brushed off the two incidents as jokes that were ultimately misinterpreted. Then a third accuser came forward, noting that Gov. Cuomo ... MORE