Andrew Cuomo

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the mass protests in New York City and in upstate cites over the past few nights have been “counterproductive” to the cause of racial justice, and may even reignite the spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo says he’s talking with the mayor of New York City about imposing a curfew, saying the looting, acts of violence and alleged misconduct by the police in some instances is “unacceptable.”

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s asked the state’s Attorney General to look into what he says are “disturbing” videos of police conduct during Sunday night’s protests and unrest in New York’s cities, including one of an NYPD police cruiser driving into a crowd of people. He says he’s also sending state police to assist upstate cities where demonstrations occurred, and has the state’s National Guard on standby.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought his plea for more federal relief from the coronavirus pandemic to Washington on Wednesday.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss an infrastructure program with federal funds for state projects, including repairing deteriorating commuter rail tunnels under the Hudson River. Cuomo says he believes the state has finally “turned the page” on the COVID-19 pandemic for now, and it’s time to refocus on restarting the economy.

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New York is poised for a first step in reopening businesses, as Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that three regions of the state have met his criteria to begin a slow reopen, starting with some construction and manufacturing businesses as soon as this Friday.