U.S. Democratic leaders Wednesday came out in support of a bipartisan $908 billion COVID-19 relief package as federal powers prepare to transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration next month, but the scaled-back proposal troubles U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who said it inadequ…
ALBANY — Nursing home residents and staff will be the first to receive New York’s initial shipment of 170,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive within two weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, as officials develop plans to increase New Yorkers’ confidence to receive the immun…
New York Attorney General Letitia James is confident the U.S. Supreme Court will rule against President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude millions of immigrants from the 2020 census count following Monday’s oral arguments.
Congress must invest in a bipartisan $6 billion for support of food security programs to help struggling families amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said, as she weighs supporting a new bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus package proposed Tuesday.
ALBANY — States lack the proper funding and planning to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to all Americans, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, before sending a letter to federal leaders demanding they bolster preparations to properly immunize minority and low-income communities.
A police chase that began in Greene County ended in Ulster County with four police cars damaged and the driver of the car being issued 21 tickets by state police, State Police Troop K Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said.
Potential U.S. Census Bureau delays may hinder New York’s redistricting process as the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission embarks on a multi-year process to redraw all state Senate and Assembly and U.S. congressional lines free of political influence.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., increased political pressure on congressional leaders Tuesday to include legislation in the next federal COVID-19 package to train a national health force to ensure an approved coronavirus vaccine will be equitably available for all Americans.
ROCHESTER — State officials are focused on developing a winter plan to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to prevent overwhelming statewide hospital systems and the death of thousands of Americans as virus hospitalizations have nearly tripled in parts of the Finger Lakes Region over th…
Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns New Yorkers of surging coronavirus infections and hospitalizations statewide during a COVID-19 briefing in Manhattan on Monday, pleading with the public to not gather with family and friends over this week’s Thanksgiving holiday.
Officials in New York’s Coronavirus Task Force are preparing for at least a 20% increase in COVID-19 infections, daily hospitalizations and deaths by New Year’s, depending on how diligently New Yorkers comply with state virus restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
NEW YORK — Coronavirus hospitalizations in New York have more than doubled in the last three weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, before he pleaded with New Yorkers to not celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family members or friends outside their home to prevent further spread of the disease.
ATHENS — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., advocated in Greene County on Monday for an extension of federal aid to small businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, completing his annual 62-county state tour.
ALBANY — Members of the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission reconvened for a conversation smattered with logistical disagreements Thursday to appoint a commission leader before the group begins work to redraw state legislative district lines.