nursing homes

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Republican State Senators and some family members of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19 say they are still looking for answers from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration one week after a scathing report from the state’s attorney general that found twice as many nursing home residents died of the disease than what the state reported. They are urging majority party Democrats to subpoena the governor’s health commissioner for more information and calling for a thorough investigation of the over 12,700 deaths.

Commissioner of Health for New York State Howard A. Zucker in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in New York.
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Republican lawmakers on a New York investigations committee tried to subpoena State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Monday. They wanted him to explain irregularities in how the state reports coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes.

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The fallout continues from this week's report on nursing home deaths. Plus, what a President Biden means for your taxes.

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Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

Governor Andrew Cuomo will allow New York City restaurants to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity, starting on Valentine’s Day.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to blame what he said is an “on going political attack” for the controversy over the number of nursing home deaths in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic that led to a critical report by the state’s Attorney General.

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