Tag: Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo hopes for $15 billion from federal government, Democrats targ

Gov. Cuomo hopes for $15B from Washington, Democrats target taxing ultra-wealthy (video)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined opposing scenarios for the upcoming budget. One of them included $15 billion in federal bailout money to make the state’s books flush. The other included a version of events where New York only receives $6 billion. It would ... MORE
Cuomo proposes major change to partial unemployment system

Cuomo proposes major change to partial unemployment system

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to boost partial Unemployment Insurance benefits to New Yorkers who return to work part-time as part of the 2021 State of the State. The plan will ensure unemployed New Yorkers who accept part-time work are not ... MORE
WATCH: Gov. Cuomo holds Monday press briefing on COVID-19 response (video)

WATCH: Gov. Cuomo holds Monday press briefing on COVID-19 response (video)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his Monday press briefing, which included news that New York State would seek to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine directly from Pfizer ... MORE
New York sports betting bill faces questions

New York sports betting bill faces questions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ready to bring legal sports betting to New York. Under the bill, New Yorkers will soon have a chance to bet on sports through their mobile devices. They can bet on all major leagues in the US and ... MORE
Cuomo takes aim at smart devices that can record, wants clear warnings on them

Cuomo takes aim at smart devices that can record, wants clear warnings on them

Over the weekend Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to require companies to prominently disclose information about devices that can record and retain and transmit recordings, such as smartphones, smart speakers and smart TVs. The Governor will propose legislation requiring the disclosure ... MORE
Cuomo announces $25 million to continue Nourish NY program

Cuomo announces $25 million to continue Nourish NY program

Over the weekend Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $25 million to continue programs through the Nourish NY initiative as part of the 2021 State of the State agenda. Governor Cuomo will continue supporting the Nourish NY Initiative to ensure that no New Yorker ... MORE
Non-profits, schools would benefit from low-cost financing, design, and construction services

Non-profits, schools would benefit from low-cost financing, design, and construction services

This week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor’s 2021 State of the State agenda ... MORE
WATCH: All four days of Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State Addresses

WATCH: All four days of Gov. Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address (video)

This week Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave four days worth of State of the State addresses. While his first speech gave a broad overview of his agenda for 2021 – the three days that followed were more specific – tackling specific policy segments ... MORE
Release of state nursing home data delayed for third time, as pressure grows for answers

State delays release of FOIL’d nursing home data again, as pressure grows for answers

The Cuomo administration is refusing to release a full count of coronavirus deaths in New York nursing homes for another two months, until March 22nd. In a letter to the Empire Center on Wednesday, the Health Department claimed that it needs a further nine ... MORE
New York expands eligibility; anyone over 65 years old can COVID-19 vaccine

New York expands vaccine eligibility to align with CDC, but there’s still not enough available

On Tuesday there was another major change to vaccine rollout in New York, which was ultimately guided by CDC recommendations. “The CDC just announced that states should open up vaccines to 65-plus. This is another major change in a very short period ... MORE
Upstate lawmakers call for more specifics, focus on recovery after Gov. Cuomo’s ‘state of the state’ address

Upstate lawmakers call for more specifics, focus on recovery after Gov. Cuomo’s ‘state of the state’ address

As Governor Andrew Cuomo held his State of the State Address on Monday, lawmakers waited to see what major components would be included, or not, in his legislative agenda. For Upstate Republicans representing the Finger Lakes and Central New York, the 2021 ... MORE
Is mobile sports betting finally going to be legalized in New York?

Is mobile sports betting finally going to be legalized in New York?

New York is going to take on mobile sports betting as part of the upcoming budget. While that isn’t new news, it is one of the more exciting parts of the upcoming budget that many are hopeful will serve as a shot ... MORE
LIVE AT 11:30 AM: Governor Cuomo gives 2021 State of the State Address (video)

WATCH: Governor Cuomo gives 2021 State of the State Address (video)

What will be the one big thing that stands out at today’s State of the State Address by Governor Andrew Cuomo? Last week he began announcing various issue-based policies that he hoped to see included in the new state budget, but the ... MORE
Will legalizing marijuana get done this time around in New York?

Will legalizing marijuana get done this time around in New York?

Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis in New York as part of the 2021 State of the State. Under the Governor’s proposal, a new Office of Cannabis Management ... MORE
Cuomo eyes package of initiatives to combat domestic violence

Cuomo eyes package of initiatives to combat domestic violence as part of 2021 proposals

Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a package of initiatives to combat domestic violence and gender-based violence as part of the 2021 State of the State. The package includes a proposal allowing courts to require abusers to pay for damages to the ... MORE