Cuomo’s Office Flouted Its Own Sexual Harassment Investigation Rules, Rep for Governor’s Accuser Charges

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally published on Mar 4 at 8:28pm EST by THE CITY State officials are supposed to bring allegations to the office empowered by Cuomo to deal with complaints in the wake of the #MeToo movement. But Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett’s lawyer says his office violated “legal requirements.”  Gov.

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New York Democratic legislative leaders reach deal to strip Cuomo of emergency powers

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / March 2nd, 2021 (The Center Square) – Democrats in the New York Legislature have reached a deal that will end Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers, leaders from both chambers announced late Tuesday afternoon. The powers, which have been in effect since the start of the COVID-19

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Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims Follow Years of Public Warning Signs — and Anti-Misconduct Training He Mandated

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 28 at 7:21pm ESTby THE CITY Even as the governor advocated a Women’s Equality Act that promised to “ban” workplace sexual harassment, female Albany reporters and employees heard a very different message. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronts a second allegation of sexual harassment by a

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New York City restaurants to get bump in permitted seating capacity

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / Feb 19, 2021 (The Center Square) – One week after New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the city’s establishments soon will be able to welcome more patrons.

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Cuomo: ‘Nothing to investigate’ regarding New York’s nursing home deaths, failure to release data

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/February 15th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the state’s delay in reporting data about nursing home deaths due to COVID-19 was a mistake that allowed for misinformation to fill the void and create confusion about the situation. Still, he said “there

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Report accuses New York of sending more than 9,000 recovering from COVID-19 back into nursing homes in spring 2020

By Delphine Luneau | The Center Square/February 11th, 2021 (The Center Square) – A report Thursday evening that New York sent more than 9,000 patients recovering from COVID-19 back into nursing homes in the spring of 2020 met immediate pushback from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. The Associated Press said that 9,056 people were returned to long-term care

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Judge orders Cuomo administration to release data on New York’s COVID-19-linked nursing home deaths

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/February 3rd, 2021 (The Center Square) – A New York Supreme Court justice has given state officials five days to turn over complete data on nursing home deaths from COVID-19.

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Cuomo says New York will have to raise taxes if it doesn’t get $15 billion from federal government

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 19th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a fiscal year 2022 budget proposal Tuesday with plans to raise taxes if the federal government fails to make the state whole from the losses he blames Washington for regarding the COVID-19 emergency. Cuomo outlined two plans.

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Cuomo deflects blame for slow vaccine rollout, says federal government not doing its part

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square, Jan 15, 2021 (The Center Square) – Facing mounting criticism about the state’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution program, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the federal government has bungled the entire process. After being told by Washington the state would get 300,000 doses weekly, Cuomo said the state received only

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