Carl Heastie

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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The New York state Legislature for the first time rescinded some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions that were put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an unpopular rule that prohibited bars and restaurants from serving alcohol unless the customer also ordered food.

Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach $212 Billion State Budget Deal

Apr 7, 2021
The New York Capitol Building in Albany
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Democrats in New York have come to an agreement on this year’s state budget, which will total $212 billion in spending and accomplish several legislative items, including the legalization of online sports betting and a new fund for workers excluded from unemployment benefits.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at his offices in New York, Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
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With one week to go before the state budget deadline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are at odds over key points of the spending plan, including whether to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations by $7 billion.

New York Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine, D-Glen Cove, during a public hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace, in Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 12, 2019.
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The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held its first meeting of an impeachment inquiry against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over allegations that he sexually harassed several women, as well as other controversies. / Flickr

The Cuomo administration said Monday that New York will not have to cut spending or raise taxes on the wealthy to cure the state’s fiscal woes because budget officials have now identified $5 billion in resources to plug the deficit.