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Politics Aug 20New York allows voters to get absentee ballots amid virus concerns
New York will allow voters to request absentee ballots for the general election because of coronavirus under a new state law signed Thursday. Lawmakers passed the bill last month, and voting rights groups have been calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo…
Nation Aug 07WATCH: NYC Mayor de Blasio ‘it will not be easy,’ as some students return to school in-person for start of school year
New York’s governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics Aug 05Cuomo takes over governors group as virus batters states
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to lead the group representing the nation's governors, which has played a pivotal role in pushing the Trump administration about state needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Arts Jul 15New York’s Met Museum to open 5 days a week
Museum officials said Wednesday that the building will be open Thursday through Monday with safety protocols including frequent cleaning and visitors limited to 25% of the museum's capacity.
Health Jul 01WATCH: Gov. Cuomo delays indoor dining in New York City to avoid virus spike
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the ban on indoor dining would be confined to New York City, where he complained that compliance with social-distancing guidelines is dropping.
Nation Jun 17Gov. Cuomo signs order declaring Juneteenth a holiday for New York state employees
New York's governor has signed an executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees.
Nation Jun 12WATCH: New York governor signs police accountability legislation
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a sweeping package of police accountability measures that received new backing following protests of George Floyd's killing.
Nation Jun 08New York passes bill to unveil police disciplinary records
New York lawmakers are poised to overhaul a decades-old law protecting police disciplinary records that has long been among the nation's most secretive.
Nation Jun 02WATCH: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives coronavirus and ongoing protest update
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference to give an update on the state’s response to the nationwide protests over police brutality and George FLoyd’s death.
Health May 29WATCH: New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis.