By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor/March 19th, 2021 (The Center Square) – A new accuser has come forward in the ongoing sexual harassment scandal tied to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On Friday, a current staffer came forward with a series of allegations against the leader facing numerous calls to resign over similar
Adam Andrzejewski | OpentheBooks.com via RealClearWire/March 12th, 2021 Soliciting state contractors for campaign cash opens up New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ethical questions. Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com found 347 state vendors that gave $6.2 million in political donations to Cuomo over a six-year period (2014-2019). Meanwhile, these companies reaped $7 billion in state payments. We reached
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / March 5th, 2021 (The Center) – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pledged on Thursday that the body will vote on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan in the coming days, passage of which would send tens of billions of dollars in support to his home state
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / February 22nd, 2021 (The Center Square) – In New York City on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the restaurant industry suffering from the COVID-19 crisis has his full attention. The New York Democrat said he plans a restaurant relief fund like the RESTAURANTS Act
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/February 9th, 2021 (The Center Square) – Starting this weekend, New York will allow individuals with comorbidities or other preexisting conditions to begin registering for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. However, state officials preached Monday that residents will need to be patient as they try to get a shot.
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.
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 29th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York City restaurants got the news they’ve been pining for more than six weeks on Friday, but they’ll still have to wait before they can reopen. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said they will be able to reopen on Valentine’s Day February 12th, at 25
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
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 14th, 2021 (The Center Square) – In the final chapter of his four-part State of the State Address on Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talked about building a “new New York” with a litany of projects statewide but little detail on how they’ll be funded. Cuomo invoked Franklin
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 13th, 2021 (The Center Square) – On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a strategy that would make the Empire State the country’s leader in building a green economy. Cuomo said investment in solar farms and offshore wind, as well as facilities that can store the power they