nursing homes

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Republican and several Democratic lawmakers have called for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to be stripped of his emergency powers to handle the pandemic because of how the state has accounted for deaths in nursing homes and hospitals.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Karen DeWitt

Governor Andrew Cuomo broke days of silence over escalating accusations that he and his top aides deliberately withheld for months key COVID-19 death numbers of nursing home residents who succumbed to the virus. He apologized to families of residents who died in the homes during the pandemic for the anxiety that the withholding of those numbers created.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Darren McGee / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state should have prioritized releasing data on how many nursing home residents in New York died from COVID-19.

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Republicans call Lamont's budget a "multiple choice' budget. Also, expanding veteran benefits for those who were discharged because of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", and the backlash over admission from the Cuomo administration over the state's nursing home deaths.

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

Support for ending Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency law-making powers, granted to him by the Legislature to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, appears to be growing after news reports revealed that his top aides withheld key nursing home data from lawmakers last year.

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