Governor Andrew Cuomo

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In an effort to get more younger people vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state will be giving away a free college education to one New Yorker a week between the ages of 12 and 17 who agrees to get a dose.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas speaks to reporters during a news conference in Mineola, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finalized his picks to fill two seats on the state Court of Appeals, the highest state court in New York: Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Justice Anthony Cannataro, the administrative judge of the New York City Civil Court.

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Some members of the state’s ethics commission pressed Tuesday for a subpoena to look into a controversy over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring of former aide Larry Schwartz as a “volunteer” COVID-19 vaccine czar for the state.

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New York state is offering a new incentive to get more people vaccinated — free passes to state parks this Memorial Day weekend.

Meanwhile, some state lawmakers want to rescind a controversial mask mandate for young children at day care centers.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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A new poll finds that while Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s popularity has waned since he’s been embroiled in a number of scandals, including allegations of sexual harassment, more New Yorkers believe the embattled governor should hang on than think he should resign.