Corporations of the World, Unite!

The internal contradictions of “woke capitalism” are a mixed blessing for the Democratic Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #democratic-party, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights

State Republicans are pushing a voting law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she will veto. But a rarely used option for a voter-driven petition could allow the G.O.P. to circumvent her veto.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #democratic-party, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #law-and-legislation, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #whitmer-gretchen

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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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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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Biden’s Infrastructure Sales Force Knows Its Potholes and Bridges

Five cabinet members, all former mayors or governors and therefore experts in infrastructure fights, are fanning out across America and Capitol Hill to try to sell the president’s rebuilding plan.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bridges-and-tunnels, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #fudge-marcia-l, #granholm-jennifer-m, #infrastructure-public-works, #raimondo-gina-m, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walsh-martin-j

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Asa Hutchinson on Arkansas’s Anti-Trans Law and the G.O.P. Culture Wars

The state’s Republican governor, who recently vetoed an anti-transgender bill only to be overridden by the legislature, spoke to The Times about why his party has “got to show greater compassion.”

#arkansas, #conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us

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Why Kentucky Just Became the Only Red State to Expand Voting Rights

At a time when states with Republican-led legislatures are rushing to restrict ballot access, Kentucky proved the exception to the rule. The reasons are both political and logistical.

#absentee-voting, #kentucky, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #paul-rand, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Republicans Have Declared War on Coca-Cola and Baseball

Mitch McConnell wants corporate America to stop being “stupid” about the ongoing battle over voting rights.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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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Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’

As far back as historians have found evidence of transgender people, they’ve found transgender children.

#arkansas, #children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

#american-airlines, #bastian-edward-h, #black-people, #business-roundtable, #chenault-kenneth-i, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coca-cola-company, #corner-office, #corporate-social-responsibility, #delta-air-lines-inc, #frazier-kenneth-c, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia, #home-depot-inc, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #lesser-richard, #lewis-william-m-jr, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #naacp-legal-defense-and-educational-fund, #quincey-james-1965, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-parcel-service-inc, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Virginia, the Old Confederacy’s Heart, Becomes a Voting Rights Bastion

For nearly 50 years, the state was subject to Voting Rights Act rules meant to deter racial discrimination. Those federal guidelines are now shredded, but Virginia just recreated them on its own.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #mcauliffe-terry, #northam-ralph-s, #state-legislatures, #virginia, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965

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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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Ruling in Minnesota Rape Case Fuels Calls to Change Sexual Assault Law

The state Supreme Court tossed out a man’s conviction on a third-degree sexual conduct charge because the woman he was accused of assaulting was “voluntarily intoxicated” at the time.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #law-and-legislation, #minnesota, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #supreme-courts-state, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Georgia to Weaken Citizen’s Arrest Law

The governor supports a bill passed on Wednesday that repeals language allowing people to arrest someone who they witnessed committing a crime.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #state-legislatures, #vigilantes

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A National Campaign to Restrict Voting

Following the 2020 election, Georgia Republicans have restricted voting rights. Other states are likely to follow suit.

#democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g

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Maryland’s State Song, a Nod to the Confederacy, Nears Repeal

The lyrics of “Maryland, My Maryland,” long criticized as sympathetic to the Confederacy, refer to Abraham Lincoln as a “despot” and Union soldiers as “Northern scum!”

#baltimore-md, #black-people, #bowie-state-university, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #hogan-lawrence-j, #horse-racing, #law-and-legislation, #lincoln-abraham, #maryland, #maryland-my-maryland-song, #music, #poetry-and-poets, #politics-and-government, #preakness-stakes, #state-legislatures, #the-star-spangled-banner-song, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Georgia Law Kicks Off Partisan Battle Over Voting Rights

Civil rights groups quickly challenged a new law placing restrictions on voting, while President Biden denounced it as “Jim Crow.” Republicans in other states are determined to follow suit with their own measures.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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The Social Justice Purge at Idaho Colleges

Republican lawmakers try to cancel diversity programs.

#academic-freedom, #boise-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #idaho, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-legislatures

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Georgia House Passes Sweeping Bill to Restrict Voting

The bill’s passage cleared a major hurdle in the Republican-led effort to limit ballot access in the state. The legislation will now go back to the State Senate.

#georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #voting-and-voters

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I Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement

The harrowing injustice I suffered as a boy should never happen to another child in this country.

#browder-kalief-1993-2015, #children-and-childhood, #eighth-amendment-us-constitution, #equal-justice-initiative, #florida, #juvenile-delinquency, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #prisons-and-prisoners, #solitary-confinement, #state-legislatures, #stevenson-bryan-a-1959, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Your Ballots Are Boring

Politicians love to divide and conquer.

#democratic-party, #gerry-elbridge-1744-1814, #nadler-jerrold, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Rob Bonta Is Named Attorney General in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Mr. Bonta, an East Bay assemblyman, to fill the remaining term of Xavier Becerra, who became the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary last week.

#becerra-xavier, #bonta-rob, #california, #democratic-party, #state-legislatures

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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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How G.O.P. and Conservative Groups Are Guiding States on Voter Laws

As Republican legislatures seek to usher in a raft of new voting restrictions, they are being prodded by an array of party leaders and outside groups working to coordinate the efforts.

#anderson-jessica-1987, #heritage-action-for-america, #heritage-foundation, #law-and-legislation, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #republican-state-leadership-committee, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Why Some Georgia Lawmakers Want Last Week’s Shootings Labeled Hate Crimes

Violence that left eight dead, including six women of Asian descent, will be the first stress test for a Georgia hate crime law.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #discrimination, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-legislatures

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Tom Reed Disputes Groping Allegation

The congressman from New York, who has been eyeing a run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, did not specify what parts of the account of his actions in a bar in 2017 were inaccurate.

#aflac-inc, #davis-nicolette, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

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How to Counter the Republican Assault on Voting Rights

Congress should consider a targeted federal law to slow the march of restrictive state laws.

#constitution-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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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Can Andrew Cuomo Continue to Lead?

The governor has lost his political allies and the public’s confidence.

#bullies, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-state-legislature, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

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Alabama Could Allow Yoga in Public Schools After a 28-Year Ban

“It’s just exercise,” said Jeremy Gray, a state lawmaker whose bill is making its way through the Legislature. But some people still say the practice has no place in the classroom.

#alabama, #education-k-12, #exercise, #jeremy-gray, #law-and-legislation, #state-legislatures, #yoga

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Idaho Pulls Out of Powerball Because of Overseas Expansion

An Idaho state committee killed a bill that would have allowed the popular lottery to continue in the state even after it expanded to Australia and Britain.

#australia, #canada, #great-britain, #idaho, #law-and-legislation, #lotteries, #multi-state-lottery-assn, #puerto-rico, #state-legislatures, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virgin-islands-us

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Cuomo Faces New Threat: Impeachment Inquiry Led by Democrats

The move by the State Assembly sets the stage for what could be the state’s first impeachment effort in more than a century.

#metoo-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #heastie-carl-e, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

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Joe Manchin and Stacey Abrams Can Meet on Common Ground

True democracy is within our grasp.

#filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #manchin-joe-iii, #senate, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

New proposals by the G.O.P.-controlled Legislature have targeted Sunday voting, part of a raft of measures that could reduce the impact of Black voters in the state.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights

Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Absolutists Are Taking Over the Anti-Abortion Movement

Taking their cue from Trump, they are going all out to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #law-and-legislation, #national-right-to-life-committee, #politics-and-government, #porter-janet-1962, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #south-carolina, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Cuomo Could Be Compelled to Testify in Sexual-Harassment Inquiry

The attorney general’s investigation into the governor will give her far-ranging subpoena powers to request documents and call witnesses.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #elections-governors, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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In Statehouses, Stolen-Election Myth Fuels a G.O.P. Drive to Rewrite Rules

Republican legislators want big changes to the laws for elections and other aspects of governance. A fight over the ground rules for voting may follow.

#arizona, #georgia, #iowa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Texans Demand Answers as They Grapple With Storm’s Lingering Wrath

After millions lost power during a winter storm, lawmakers have held marathon hearings, prosecutors have started criminal investigations and residents have asked for accountability.

#electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #public-utility-commission-of-texas, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #state-legislatures, #texas

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We Still Have to Worry About the Supreme Court and Elections

The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.

#absentee-voting, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #florida, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #minorities, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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South Dakota Attorney General Faces Calls to Resign and Impeachment Over Crash

State officials released videos that show investigators confronting the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, with descriptions of his car hitting a man: “His face came through your windshield.”

#impeachment, #noem-kristi, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #state-legislatures, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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State Lawmakers Defy Governors in a Covid-Era Battle for Power

Legislators across the country, mostly Republicans, are moving to strip the powers of governors, many of them Democrats, who have taken on extraordinary authority to fight the pandemic.

#beshear-andrew-g-1977, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us

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Can Andrew Cuomo’s ‘Bullying’ Style Still Work in Politics?

The scrutiny of Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes has also put the governor’s aggressive behavior in the spotlight.

#bullies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #kim-ron-t, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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The Presidential Primary Calendar Stinks. Now’s the Time to Shake It Up.

Democrats should take the opportunity to reform an out-of-touch system.

#democratic-national-committee, #nevada, #primaries-and-caucuses, #state-legislatures, #voting-and-voters

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Cuomo at a Crossroads: What Comes Next?

We talked to our Albany bureau chief, Jesse McKinley, about a political reckoning over coronavirus deaths for the embattled governor of New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #james-letitia, #kim-ronald-1979, #limbaugh-rush, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

Lawmakers are moving to strip the governor of pandemic emergency powers in a repercussion from how the deaths were counted.

#astoria-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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