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New York State is dealing with a severe decline in COVID-19 vaccination rates by offering free lottery tickets to those who agree to get a shot, starting Monday.

The top prize is $5 million.

Assemblyman Kevin M. Byrne, R-Mahopac, left, speaks during a news conference outside the Assembly Chamber the state Capitol on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
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Republicans in the state Legislature are seeking to ban statewide elected officials in New York from publishing books while they’re in office after it was revealed this week that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to earn $5.1 million from his memoir on the pandemic.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a contract for his latest memoir last year that brought in an initial $3,120,000 million dollars, with an additional $2 million expected to be paid to him over the next two years, according to his tax returns.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that New York will adopt the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding masks on Wednesday.

C19: Taxes Due!

May 14, 2021
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The extended deadline to submit income taxes is this Monday. Advocates want Governor Cuomo to scrap Nassau County’s police reform plan, the man accused of killing a Yale student’s been arrested, and Cuomo sought to make a controversial change in state law this week.