Nursing Home Deaths

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.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, presents Hazel Dukes, president of the New York State chapter of the NAACP, with a cake to celebrate her birthday on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in New York.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo forged ahead with a normal schedule Wednesday — he led a campaign style rally and publicly received the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at church in Harlem. His actions come amid stronger statements from President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the governor’s political future, and a sexual harassment scandal.

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
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New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he expects state budget negotiations to continue as “normal,” despite his decision to authorize an impeachment inquiry of Governor Andrew Cuomo over allegations from multiple women of sexual harassment, and a nursing home scandal.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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There’s some good news, of a sort, for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a new Siena College poll out Monday.

Democratic N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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The leader of the New York State Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign, and the Assembly Speaker said the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down, after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend. But Cuomo said he has no plans to voluntarily leave office, and he said he has too much important work to do to let the accusations “distract” him.