Cuomo’s Pandemic Book Leads to an Investigation

Gov. Cuomo is already weathering investigations into his professional conduct and personal behavior — and now his work as an author will be scrutinized as well.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #street-vendor-project

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Cuomo May Face Inquiry Over Use of State Resources for Pandemic Book

The New York State attorney general was formally authorized to examine whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted improperly while writing his book about the pandemic.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #books-and-literature, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #james-letitia, #office-of-the-comptroller-nys, #politics-and-government

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Coronavirus in NY Today April 14th: Variants and the J&J Vaccine

More-contagious variants of the Covid-19 virus account for three-quarters of new cases in the city.

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Covid-19 in New York: Variants and Johnson & Johnson

More contagious variants of the Covid-19 virus account for three-quarters of new cases in the city.

#blood-clots, #chokshi-dave-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #johnsonjohnson, #lien-mimi, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Andrew Cuomo’s White-Knuckle Ride

Amid scandals, accusations and calls for his resignation, the New York governor seems determined to prove that the instincts that have gotten him into trouble can get him out of it too.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #corruption-institutional, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #spitzer-eliot-l

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‘Bond Girl’ Talk and Groping: Albany’s Toxic Culture for Women

As allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a new spotlight on sexual misconduct in New York’s capital, numerous women there described an enduring predatory and misogynistic environment.

#metoo-movement, #albany-ny, #biaggi-alessandra, #cuomo-andrew-m, #gunning-patricia, #men-and-boys, #new-york-state, #salazar-julia-christine, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Indian Point Is Shutting Down. That Means More Fossil Fuel.

When the Indian Point nuclear power plant shuts, its lost output will be filled primarily by generators that burn fuels that contribute to climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #buchanan-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-independent-system-operator-nyiso, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #solar-energy, #wind-power

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New York, Finally, Taxes the Rich

A budget that spends on education, homelessness and undocumented immigrants is the product of years of progressive politics, not a governor looking for a diversion.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Staunch Conservative, Will Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Zeldin, a Republican congressman and avid supporter of former President Donald Trump, said that to “save New York, Andrew Cuomo’s gotta go.”

#cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #republican-party, #zeldin-lee-m

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$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

The fund, which could provide payments to hundreds of thousands of people excluded from other pandemic relief, ignited a battle among state lawmakers before it was approved this week.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #illegal-immigration, #new-york-state, #ramos-jessica-1985

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Andrew Giuliani Considers a Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Giuliani, 35, has never been elected to public office, and his most prominent government job was as a public liaison assistant and special assistant to the president for the Trump White House.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #giuliani-andrew, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party

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Cuomo Aide Says Governor ‘Groomed’ Her for Months Before Groping

A woman who has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her in the Executive Mansion said that she warned him, “You’re going to get us in trouble.”

#albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #times-union-albany, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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NY Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Economic Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

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New York Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

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New York State Is Set to Raise Taxes on Those Earning Over $1 Million

The deal, a sign of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s weakened influence, would mean wealthy New York City residents would pay the highest combined local tax rate in the nation.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #corporate-taxes, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #taxation

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Meet the New Cuomo. Same as the Old Cuomo.

We should have known who he was all along.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-department-nys, #medicaid, #minimum-wage, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #wages-and-salaries

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A Major Change to Life in New York’s Prisons and Jails

A ban on long-term solitary confinement follows concerns about its effect on Black people and minors, and links to mental health problems.

#books-and-literature, #browder-kalief-1993-2015, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #prisons-and-prisoners, #shutdowns-institutional, #solitary-confinement

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What Will Legal Cannabis Look Like in New York?

The state will become one of the largest markets of the drug in the nation. Here’s what you can do now, and what will take some time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #freight-cargo, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #smoking-and-tobacco, #state-legislatures

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New York Will End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

Isolation for more than 15 consecutive days will be barred in prisons and jails starting next March after years of efforts to restrict the practice.

#correction-board-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #solitary-confinement

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As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll

Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted, “I am not a superhero,” in early versions of his book, drafted as his aides scrubbed a politically damaging Health Department report.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #crown-publishing-group, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

New Yorkers will immediately be allowed to possess up to three ounces of cannabis for recreational purposes, as other facets of the law are phased in over several months.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #income-inequality, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco

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The New Normal in N.Y.: High Virus Rates and a Steady Stream of Cases

As New York races to vaccinate residents while variants spread, the state’s positive test rate and case counts are likely to remain stable for a while.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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America Has a Ruling Class

Why do members of the political elite insist that they’re not?

#corruption-institutional, #cuomo-andrew-m, #haines-avril-d, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mr-smith-goes-to-washington-movie, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New York Must Offer Vaccine to All Prisoners Immediately, Judge Rules

A judge in the Bronx ruled that people incarcerated in the state’s prisons and jails had been arbitrarily excluded from the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #correction-department-nyc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #prisons-and-prisoners, #vaccination-and-immunization

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All Adults in New York Will Be Eligible for Vaccination Next Week

Those who are 30 and older will be eligible on Tuesday, and all other adults can be vaccinated starting April 6, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Officials’ Missteps on Covid, Then and Now

Readers chastise health officials for not speaking out earlier, urge a slower reopening for New York City and propose a national day of mourning.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birx-deborah-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hahn-stephen-m-1960, #new-york-city, #redfield-robert-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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New York Marijuana Legalization Is Likely. Here’s What to Know.

New Yorkers would be allowed up to 3 ounces of cannabis for recreational use. And millions in tax revenue would be reinvested in communities affected by unequal policing.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #new-york-state

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Cuomo Family’s Access to Virus Tests Is Now Part of Impeachment Inquiry

State health officials tested members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s family for the coronavirus early last year, when testing was not widely available.

#cnn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #new-york-state, #tests-medical

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New York Reaches a Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The move paves the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry, with millions of dollars in sales tax revenue reinvested in minority communities each year.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #cuomo-andrew-m, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #new-york-state, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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New York’s Reopening: ‘Wild,’ ‘Exciting,’ ‘Hopeful,’ ‘Bad’

The early joys and potential perils of the city coming alive economically and culturally this spring, as Covid-19 lingers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cuomo’s Family Is Said to Have Received Special Access to Virus Tests

Top health officials tested Chris Cuomo, the governor’s brother, when testing was not widely available, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #tests-medical

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The Long Road to Possibly Impeaching Cuomo

Lawmakers will need to navigate the shoals of Albany’s political traditions and the state’s relatively ill-defined impeachment process.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sexual-harassment, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-legislatures

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Cuomo Could Be Impeached. Here’s How It Would Happen.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under investigation. If his own party moves against him, he could face New York’s first impeachment proceeding in more than a century.

#metoo-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

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Politicians Behaving Badly

At least Tom Reed knows how to face up to his mistakes.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #davis-nicolette, #elections-governors, #new-york-state, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Many Faces of Post-Trump Stress Disorder

It seemed like everything was calming down, until it wasn’t.

#metoo-movement, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #fillmore-millard, #hate-crimes, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Exploiting Black Fears of False Persecution

Politicians facing accusations seek to take advantage of Black support.

#black-people, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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30 Years After Anita Hill, We Should All Know What Sexual Harassment Is

Governor Cuomo championed the laws that made it easier to punish workplace harassment. Why is he unclear about them?

#metoo-movement, #bennett-charlotte-1995, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

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Mixed Virus Data Has Some Experts Questioning Pace of N.Y.C. Reopening

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that businesses like indoor fitness studios would be allowed to reopen.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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Cuomo Faces New Claims of Sexual Harassment From Current Aide

The aide, Alyssa McGrath, accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of ogling her body, remarking on her looks, and making suggestive comments to her and another woman in his office.

#albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #mcgrath-alyssa, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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N.Y. Nursing Home Deaths: F.B.I. Investigating if Cuomo Aides Gave False Data

The inquiry has added to the legal pressure faced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his aides over the deaths of nursing home residents from Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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The Ruthless Rise and Lonely Decline of Andrew Cuomo

The career of the New York governor helps explain how someone so powerful and popular could find himself alone so fast.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-mario-m, #democratic-party, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Andrew Cuomo and the Performance of Power

Rebecca Traister and Ezra Klein discuss the New York governor’s fall from grace, toxic workplaces and the aesthetic of strongmen leaders.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #traister-rebecca, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Battered by Scandal, Governor Cuomo Leans on Black Leaders to Build His Defense

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has actively sought the support of Black leaders and elected officials to serve as a buffer against calls for his resignation or impeachment.

#black-people, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment

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A Woman Leading N.Y.C.? This Could Be the Year.

Female candidates in the mayoral primary argue that the governor’s sexual harassment scandal makes the case for why they should be elected.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #delacorte-theater, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #public-theater, #sexual-harassment, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #summer-season, #wiley-maya, #women-and-girls

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How Cuomo’s Team Tried to Tarnish One of His Accusers

People tied to Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to damage the credibility of Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to accuse Mr. Cuomo of sexual harassment.

#metoo-movement, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

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Digging Into Liberals’ Enduring Support for Andrew Cuomo

Nearly seven in 10 liberals say they’re satisfied with his handling of sexual harassment allegations, a new poll found.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment

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Why Cuomo’s #MeToo Moment Hasn’t Brought Him Down

Top Democrats want him to resign. A lot of voters don’t.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #debatable

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Cuomo Polls: Governor Finds Public Support in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo could still effectively lead New York.

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Poll Finds Public Support for Cuomo in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that the governor could still effectively lead New York.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #governors-us, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #mccray-chirlane, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #underground-railroad-19th-century

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Can Biden Stay on the Sidelines of the Andrew Cuomo Saga?

The New York governor has been abandoned by top Democrats in his state, but the president is asking for investigations to proceed before passing judgment.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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