In February 2021, GQ declared that “the most ambitious effort to reform policing may be happening in Ithaca, New York.” Responding to the protests following the killing of George Floyd and Gov.Andrew Cuomo’s executive order mandating comprehensive reviews by New York’s local governments of their public safety policies and procedures, Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s articulate, ambitious, young mayor, decided to replace his city’s 63-person police department with a Department of Public Safety.
ALBANY, N.Y. — The independent investigators hired by Attorney General Letitia James’ office to probe sexual harassment claims against Gov.Andrew Cuomo have wide-ranging powers and are being paid a pretty penny for their work, internal documents obtained by the Daily News reveal.James tasked Joon Kim, former acting U.S attorney for New York’s Southern District, and employment discrimination attorney Anne Clark to lead the inquiry last month as accusations against the embattled governor piled up.
ALBANY — Hoping to kick-start New York’s COVID-stalled economy, lawmakers passed a massive $212 billion budget that will completely reshape how the state brings in and spends revenue — and checked some of Gov.Cuomo’s power in the process.Fueled by federal relief funds and new taxes on the wealthy, the fiscal plan came to be as Cuomo faces a firestorm of criticism and calls for his resignation over sexual harassment allegations and scandals related to his administration’s handling of the pandemic that led to a federal probe and an impeachment inquiry.
Like so many other topics these days, the notion of vaccine passports has become hotly politicized in the United States.In the past month, we’ve seen Republican governors in Florida, Texas, Utah and Idaho ban vaccine passports in their states, arguing that they would violate users’ privacy rights and discriminate against unvaccinated Americans.
All Content Copyright Dot Publishing 2021.All Submissions Become Property of Dot Publishing All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.FULTON – The City of Fulton will now begin to implement changes to the workings of its police department after adopting the police reform plan proposed by a reform committee.
This letter is in reference to one that was written in the April 1 column by a gentleman who wrote about a Fox News host who supposedly was upset about President Biden mentioning the 500,000 Americans who died from Covid-19.He goes on to blame former President Trump for these deaths.
Gov.Andrew Cuomo’s bid to create a state tax resource by legalizing recreational marijuana will add treatment costs while failing to meet promised revenue and community improvement expectations.Legalization creates yet more problems, by making today’s highly potent THC levels acceptable and accessible to people of all ages and increasing dependence.
Among the biggest breakthroughs in the state budget adopted last week was the legislation that will allow mobile sports betting in New York.It's a needed change for the state, which despite allowing sports wagering to take place inside its casinos, has blocked mobile transactions.For years, Gov.
New York’s sharp left turn: With taxes and spending both rising quickly and unnecessarily, the state’s economy could suffer
I spent my early career in finance and politics.I then ran for state controller and won plaudits from this very tabloid.More recently, I started a side hustle saving small New York businesses, such as Astor Place Hairstylists, that were hit hard by the pandemic.
CHANCE TO GROW: Opportunities and challenges exist as recreational marijuana legalized The legalization of marijuana will pose new opportunities for New York farmers, but some are questioning how a new state management board slated to set thresholds and make decisions to impact the cannabis-growing industry and local agriculture.
The wealthiest two per cent of New Yorkers contribute half of the city’s revenue.But many fled at the start of the pandemic New York is bracing for an exodus of its wealthiest residents after officials passed a budget that will see them pay the US’s highest tax rate, as they desperately seek to boost their Covid-hit economy.
A COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’? Local lawmakers urge caution on possibility while also longing for herd immunity
Smartphone applications may soon replace the scarred skin that once was used as evidence of inoculation against infectious disease.Companies including Microsoft and IBM have been developing software intended to make it easier to determine whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19.But the prospect of proving one’s defenses against the global pandemic has some lawmakers and privacy advocates skittish about “vaccine passports,” a phenomenon that’s existed in some form in the United States since outbreaks of smallpox in the 19th century.
The COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 4,241 on Friday, compared with 4,351 one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday.Meanwhile, the single-day COVID-19 test positivity rate went down to 2.79 percent on Friday from 2.96 percent on Thursday, he said, adding that there were 57 COVID-19 deaths in the state on Friday, compared with 56 one day earlier.
Mortgage News Daily - NY State Budget Passes: Millionaires Tax Hike, $2 B Excluded Workers Fund, Mobile Sports Betting, $3B More in Eduation Aid, $2.4 B in Renters- Mortgage Assistance
Mortgage News Daily – NY State Budget Passes: Millionaires Tax Hike, $2 B Excluded Workers Fund, Mobile Sports Betting, $3B More in Eduation Aid, $2.4 B in Renters- Mortgage Assistance On April 7, Westchester State Senator and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced a record breaking $212 Billion dollar budget has something for almost everyone, with large increases in education aid, rent and mortgage relief, legalizing mobile sports better and a $2 Billion fund for excluded workers.
Conservatives love to decry “cancel culture,” which is ironic considering how long they’ve embraced it.One could even argue they invented it — right here in Tupelo.The American Family Association has for decades led boycotts of companies that offended its Christian sensibilities.
WATERTOWN — In his Wednesday column for the Times Union in Albany, Chris Churchill nicely articulated what many of us were thinking.How could U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik express so much outrage over the sexual scandals in which Democratic Gov.Andrew Cuomo finds himself but utter not a word about the claims made against Matt Gaetz, her GOP colleague in the U.S. House of Representatives?
State lawmakers accomplished something this budget season many deemed impossible: They finally legalized marijuana in New York.Gov.Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into law last week, making many forms of recreational adult use of marijuana legal across the state.Effective immediately, anyone older than 21 in New York can legally carry up to three ounces of marijuana and even smoke it in public, although many restrictions on where that’s permitted already are in place.
Coronavirus infection rates and hospitalizations eased to recent lows Saturday as the feared spring surge of the pandemic apparently started to run out of steam in New York, at least for now.The state’s seven-day coronavirus positivity rate fell to 3.31% and just 4,241 New Yorkers were hospitalized with COVID-19, both more than four-month lows, Gov.
Biden, Cuomo are real COVID super-spreaders New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo has been loudly denounced for reintroducing hospitalized COVID-19 nursing home patients back into long-term care senior living communities.The death toll in New York attributed to the governor’s egregious decision now exceeds 15,000 people, even though the Trump administration provided the fully-staffed USNS Comfort and a land-based field hospital in the city.