Dan Clark

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

More than half of New York state’s county Republican chairs have now endorsed Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin to become the party’s nominee for governor next year, with Erie and Niagara counties putting him over the top Friday.

Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach $212 Billion State Budget Deal

Apr 7, 2021
The New York Capitol Building in Albany
Karen DeWitt / WAMC

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.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

A controversial state law in New York that granted special legal protections to nursing homes, hospitals and other health care providers could be repealed under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Legislature.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at Grace Baptist Church, a new pop-up vaccination site, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Monday, March 22, 2021.
Seth Wenig / Associated Press

New Yorkers above the age of 50 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, regardless of underlying conditions and other factors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

Joon H. Kim, who was acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York on Dec. 12, 2017.
Seth Wenig / Associated Press

Allegations of sexual harassment recently made against Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be investigated by a pair of attorneys from the private sector, including a former federal prosecutor who oversaw a public corruption case involving a former top aide to the governor.