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New York has paused administering the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, after the federal FDA and CDC recommending halting the doses because a small percentage of recipients developed blood clots.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosted his latest COVID update in the Town of Walden in Orange County, New York, discussing a stepped-up effort to vaccinate workers at farms and food production facilities. Watch it here.

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New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said the state will stop administering the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson.

An estimated 290,000 undocumented workers in New York may be eligible for up to $15,600 in direct assistance.

The $2.1 billion fund — part of the state’s budget passed last week — is the largest of its kind across the country, meant to help undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic but did not qualify for unemployment and federal stimulus checks.

WATCH: Cuomo makes live announcement

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a live announcment at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, NY today at 11 a.m.

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The 2021 New York state budget will push the impending 340B “carve-out” to 2023, providing something of a victory for health care providers who had said they stood to lose millions of dollars.

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The state budget is being hailed by Democratic politicians as a win for Upstate and Western New York. But one Western New York Senator says the budget impact will have business owners fleeing the state in droves.


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New York nursing homes will be required to put nearly three quarters of their money toward caring for residents, as a nursing home profit cap was included in the 2021 New York State budget.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented for the first time on Wednesday about allegations that he gave priority to COVID-19 tests for his family and friends last spring when the tests were scarce.

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Progressive Democrats in the New York State Legislature took a victory lap, after passing a budget that achieves many of the groups’ long-term goals, including a substantial increase in taxes on the wealthy and the fulfillment of a 15-year-old court order to fully fund schools. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, embroiled in several scandals, put the best face on items that did not go his way.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed passage of the stage budget as well as COVID during a briefing held Wednesday morning in Albany.

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Broadband internet service will soon be available to low-income New Yorkers for as little as $15 per month with an option to pay a few more dollars for higher speeds under an agreement reached in this year’s state budget.

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The new state budget puts a lot more money into repairing New York’s tattered roads and bridges and creates a new program to repair city streets and fill potholes.

Six days after it was due, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s legislative leaders announced a final agreement on a $212 billion budget deal. It increases taxes on the wealthy and adds funds for schools, renters and small businesses, including restaurants that struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a COVID-19 update at 2 p.m. Tuesday in New York City. Watch it live here.

Five days into the new fiscal year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have a “conceptual agreement” on a new state budget. If the deal holds, it would include $4 billion in new taxes, including higher income tax brackets on millionaires and a tax increase for some large corporations.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his regular COVID-19 update briefing in Albany Monday. Watch it here.

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New York will allow universal access to the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone above the age of 15 starting Tuesday.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have violated state ethics laws, according to published reports, that he used his staff to help him write a book on how he managed the COVID-19 pandemic, and that he gave his family and politically connected associates priority access to coronavirus tests.

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Jerome Wright readily admits to shedding tears late Wednesday night when news of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement, or HALT Act, reached him.


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Some New York state troopers will begin wearing body cameras on patrol, phasing in their use years after cameras were adopted by many other state and local law enforcement agencies.

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April 1 has come and gone with no agreement on the state budget. For the first time in over a decade, there’s no clear indication of when a spending plan might be passed. The state’s comptroller warns if the impasse lasts beyond next Monday, the paychecks of some essential state workers might be delayed.

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On Thursday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that 1.2 million eggs will be distributed to food banks throughout New York as a unique part of a settlement in a price gouging lawsuit.

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Nursing home finances have come under scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the New York State Legislature is considering a measure to limit how much nursing homes can profit, which proponents say will mean better care for residents and opponents say will just harm the industry.

 

 

  

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With Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers still needing to reach final agreement on a number of issues, the state budget did not meet its April 1 deadline.

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The New York State legislature approved the legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana Tuesday evening, hailing the vote as an historic moment. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Wednesday, while opponents warned that it will lead more teenagers and children to use the drug and that traffic accidents will increase.

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The legalization of marijuana will allow many New Yorkers to restart their lives. That's according to the measure's sponsor in the Assembly, Buffalo Democrat Crystal Peoples-Stokes.

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A 10th woman has come forward with allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo behaved inappropriately toward her.

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New York will legalize marijuana for adult, recreational use after Democrats struck a deal on the issue Saturday, with a vote expected next week from the state Legislature.

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Survivors of alleged sexual harassment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, disgraced ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and former Columbia University gynecologist Robert Hadden joined with state lawmakers Friday to call for a law that would give victims a platform to bring their alleged abusers to court.

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