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New York: Vaccination Kits Deployed to Churches & Cultural Centers
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New York: Vaccination Kits Deployed to Churches & Cultural Centers

Governor Cuomo Announces Eight Community Vaccination Kits Deployed to Churches & Cultural Centers in New York City, Long Island & Westchester Manhattan Site at Abyssinian Baptist Church Opened Sunday, January 17; All Other Sites Opened Monday, January 18 Furthers Governor's Directive to Distribute Vaccine in Communities Underserved by Traditional Health Care Institutions New York (STL.News)  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced eight community vaccination kits have been deployed to churches and cultural institutions in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.  These sites bolster New York State's efforts to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to communities of color and low-income communities that are underserved by traditional healthcare institutions.  The Manhattan site...
New York Governor Announces Proposal to Expand Home Ownership
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New York Governor Announces Proposal to Expand Home Ownership

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Expand Home Ownership in Historically Redlined Communities to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap as Part of the 2021 State of the State Package of Reforms to Increase Access to Mortgages Loans for Low- and Moderate-Income Borrowers in Underserved Communities New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a targeted package of reforms aimed at increasing homeownership rates in communities that have been adversely impacted by redlining as part of the 2021 State of the State.  The package will enable low- and moderate-income borrowers - particularly households of color - to achieve homeownership and put historically underserved communities on track to close the racial wealth gap.  The reforms will increase the number of community-based lenders wh...
New York Governor’s Proposal to Boost Partial Unemployment Benefits
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New York Governor’s Proposal to Boost Partial Unemployment Benefits

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Boost Partial Unemployment Benefits as Part of the 2021 State of the State New Plan Will Ensure Unemployed New Yorkers Who Accept Part-Time Work Are Not Penalized While Providing Flexibility as Businesses Build Back Better Partial Unemployment Benefits Will Now Be Based on Actual Hours Worked, Rather Than Days Worked Since March 2020, New York State has Distributed Over $62 Billion in Unemployment Benefits to 4 Million New Yorkers - More Than 29 Typical Years' Worth Partial Unemployment Insurance Changes in Effect for Work Starting Monday, January 18, 2021 - Which Unemployed New Yorkers will Certify for Starting Sunday, January 24, 2021 New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to boost partial Unemployment Insuran...
New York Governor To Purchase COVID-19 Vaccines Directly from Pfizer
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New York Governor To Purchase COVID-19 Vaccines Directly from Pfizer

Vaccine Demand Dramatically Outpaces Supply from Federal Government CDC Dramatically Expanded Eligibility for the Vaccine; More Than 7 Million New Yorkers Are Now Eligible for Small Number of Available Vaccines Click Here to View the Letter New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a letter to Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla asking for the ability to purchase COVID-19 vaccines directly from Pfizer, as the company is not bound by commitments that Moderna made under Operation Warp Speed. The full text of the letter is available below: Monday, January 18, 2021 Dear Dr. Bourla: On behalf of all New Yorkers, I want to thank you and the teams at Pfizer and BioNTech for your hard work to develop a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19.  The last ten months ...
New York Governor’s Letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary
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New York Governor’s Letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary

Governor Cuomo Issues Letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Demanding Explanation for False Claim That Vaccine Doses 'Held in Physical Reserve' Would Be Shipped to States Click Here to View the Letter New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar demanding an explanation for the secretary's false claim that "all of the doses that had been held in physical reserve" would be shipped to states, when in fact the federal government had already distributed all of those doses and would not be increasing the supply.  New York State will receive 250,000 doses this week—50,000 less than the week prior—even though the CDC has now expanded eligibility to more than 7 million New Yorkers. The full text...
New York Governor to Open Dormitory Authority’s Low-cost Finance
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New York Governor to Open Dormitory Authority’s Low-cost Finance

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Open Dormitory Authority's Low-cost Finance, Design and Construction Services to All Non-profits and School Districts as Part of 2021 State of the State Proposal Will Enable Non-Profits and School Districts to Move Forward with Important Projects While Continuing to Provide Vital Services During COVID-19 New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York's low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor's 2021 State of the State agenda.  Through this innovative program, nonprofit organizations and school districts can access the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York's services for needed capital ...
New York Governor: Disclosure of Smart Devices’ Recording Capabilities
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New York Governor: Disclosure of Smart Devices’ Recording Capabilities

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Require Prominent Disclosure of Smart Devices' Recording Capabilities as Part of 2021 State of the State Proposed Nation-Leading Legislation Would Require Makers of Recording Devices—Such as Smartphones, Smart Speakers and Smart TVs—to Prominently Display Those Capabilities New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to require companies to prominently disclose information about devices that can record and retain and transmit recordings, such as smartphones, smart speakers and smart TVs.   The Governor will propose legislation requiring the disclosure so that New Yorkers can make informed decisions when they choose to buy an internet-connected device that is capable of recording, and so that written warnings about recording...
New York Governor: Launch of Vaccination Site in Washington Heights
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New York Governor: Launch of Vaccination Site in Washington Heights

Governor Cuomo and New York-Presbyterian Announce Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Washington Heights Fort Washington Armory Site Offering Vaccinations to New Yorkers Over the Age of 65 with Scheduled Appointments Only Establishment of New Vaccination Site Made Possible Through Partnership with Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and NewYork-Presbyterian today announced the launch of a new COVID-19 vaccination site for New Yorkers at the Fort Washington Armory in Washington Heights.  The site, located at 216 Fort Washington Avenue at the corner of 169th Street, was made possible through the additional partnership of Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center and is offering ...
New York Governor Proposes to Connect High Line to Moynihan Train Hall
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New York Governor Proposes to Connect High Line to Moynihan Train Hall

Governor Cuomo Announces a Proposal to Connect High Line to the New Moynihan Train Hall as Part of the 2021 State of the State Plan Will Extend High Line to Create New Public Space and Ease Foot Traffic in Burgeoning Manhattan Neighborhood New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to extend the High Line in Manhattan to give pedestrians seamless access to the elevated pathway from the recently opened Moynihan Train Hall as part of the 2021 State of the State.  As part of a public-private partnership, Brookfield Property Group will partner with Empire State Development, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Friends of the High Line to build an L-shaped connection from the 10th Avenue terminus of the High Line to Brookfield's Manhattan West public...
New York Governor Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments
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New York Governor Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Governor Cuomo Announces Additional New Yorkers, Individuals 75 and Older Can Begin Scheduling with Providers COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments New York (STL.News) The Initial Groups of Phase 1b Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Include Individuals 75 and Older, First Responders, Corrections Officers, Teachers and Other School Staff; In-Person College Instructors, Childcare Workers, Public Facing Grocery Store Workers, Transit Workers and Individuals Living and Working in Homeless Shelters Vaccine Administrations to Begin at Hundreds of New Sites This Week As Part Of New York's Newly Expanded Vaccine Distribution Network Due to Limited Federal Distribution of Vaccine Supply All New Yorkers are Encouraged to Remain Patient When Scheduling Appointments Appointments Could Take Up to...
NY Governor Prohibits Utility Disconnections During Emergencies
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NY Governor Prohibits Utility Disconnections During Emergencies

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Prohibit Utility Disconnections During Emergencies as Part of 2021 State of the State Proposed Legislation Would Establish an Automatic Moratorium on Utility Disconnections in Regions Under States of Emergency Applies to Electric, Gas, Water, Telecommunications, Cable and Internet New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to prohibit utility disconnections in regions that are under a state of emergency as part of the 2021 State of the State.  The Governor will propose legislation that will apply to electric, gas, water, telecommunications, cable and internet services.  Utilities that fail to comply will be subject to penalties. "In a year in which we dealt with an unprecedented pandemic, ferocious storms added insult to...
New York Governor: Completion of $3.2 Million Salt Point Turnpike Bridge
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New York Governor: Completion of $3.2 Million Salt Point Turnpike Bridge

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $3.2 Million Salt Point Turnpike Bridge in Dutchess County Project Includes New Bridge over Wappinger Creek to Enhance Safety and Mobility along Key Connector to Taconic State Parkway See Photos Here New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the $3.2 million project to replace the Salt Point Turnpike Bridge over Wappinger Creek in the Town of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County.  The bridge - which also included the replacement of an adjacent culvert, enhanced safety and improved mobility along a key roadway (also known as State Route 115) - is used by motorists traveling between the Taconic State Parkway and the City of Poughkeepsie.  The new bridge has a wider span than the previous structure as well as a new culve...
New York Governor: Completion of Housing Development for Seniors
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New York Governor: Completion of Housing Development for Seniors

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $17 Million Affordable Housing Development for Seniors in Orleans County Historic High School Converted into 41 Affordable Apartments for Seniors and New Space for Village of Holley Offices Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a $17 million substantial rehabilitation of the historic former Holley High School in the village of Holley in Orleans County.  Now known as Holley Gardens, the building offers 41 affordable homes for seniors with public meeting space and offices for use by the village of Holley. "As New York builds back better, we are steadfast in our commitment to providin...
New York Governor: Low-Interest Small Business Loans Available
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New York Governor: Low-Interest Small Business Loans Available

Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Interest Small Business Loans Available to Whitehall Residents and Businesses Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding in August U.S. Small Business Administration Grants Governor's Request for Physical Disaster Declaration for Washington County; Also Supports Essex, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Warren Counties Storm Caused More Than $1.5 Million in Damages to 40 Homes and 13 Businesses/Non-Profits New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted his request for a Physical Disaster Declaration for Washington County following severe weather and flooding in Whitehall.  The storm caused damage to 40 homes and 13 businesses or non-profit organizations, for a total of more than $1.5 million in damages.  The d...
New York Governor Cuomo discuss the COVID-19 vaccine distribution
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New York Governor Cuomo discuss the COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Audio & Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Is a Guest on ABC’s Good Morning America Governor Cuomo: "The Trump administration denied COVID so they were never ready for it. There was no mobilization of the government. They're still doing the same thing. They're going to take this vaccine and they're going to go through the private mechanism: through hospitals, through drug market chains, et cetera. Why do we have such a disparity in the infection rate and the mortality rate in COVID? Because some communities don't have the same access to health care." New York (STL.News) Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was a guest on ABC's Good Morning America to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. AUDIO is available here. A rush transcript of the Governor's interview is below: George Ste...
New York Gov. Cuomo: Completion of Buffalo Black Achievers Museum
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New York Gov. Cuomo: Completion of Buffalo Black Achievers Museum

Buffalo Billion-funded Museum Celebrates Key Events and Movement Milestones in African-American History in Buffalo and the United States New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the ribbon cutting for the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum.  Located on Jefferson Avenue on the city’s East Side, the museum will provide a permanent home for exhibitions and archival resources designed to enlighten, educate, motivate and inspire visitors with its focus on notable African Americans —both past and present—who built Buffalo and are planning the city’s future.  The museum was granted $200,000 as part of Governor Cuomo’s $50 million East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, a Buffalo Billion initiative. “As New Yorkers, we celebrate the significant contributions members of the A...
New York Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Resiliency Projects
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New York Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Resiliency Projects

Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreakings for Resiliency Projects at the Port Authority of Oswego and the Town of Irondequoit in Monroe County Construction Begins on $300,000 East Operating Dock at the Port Authority of Oswego, and Two $150,000 Wastewater Pump Stations in the Town of Irondequoit Key Milestones Announced as Year One of Governor's Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Comes to a Close Department of Environmental Conservation Releases Homeowner Guide for Shoreline Management, Available Here New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction for the East Operating Dock in the Port Authority of Oswego and two wastewater pump stations in the Town of Irondequoit in Monroe Country, in addition to key milestones of the Resiliency and Econ...
New York Governor Cuomo: Crackdown on Impaired Driving in Halloween
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New York Governor Cuomo: Crackdown on Impaired Driving in Halloween

Governor Cuomo Announces State Police and Local Law Enforcement Crackdown on Impaired Driving This Halloween Special Enforcement Campaign Will Run from October 30 through November 1 New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement will increase patrols to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking through Halloween.  This special enforcement campaign runs from Friday, October 30, until noon on Sunday, November 1. "While we are encouraging everyone to celebrate Halloween safely and responsibly during this pandemic, we must continue to protect against the needless accidents and preventable tragedies from impaired driving," Governor Cuomo said.  "The message is simple - impaired drivers will be caught and will be held ...