Albany

Andrew Cuomo
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April 04, 2020 - 4:25 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York is poised to get over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as it scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.
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New York State Legislature
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April 03, 2020 - 3:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A $177 billion state budget passed by New York lawmakers Friday leaves leeway for spending cuts of as much as $10 billion as the full financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak becomes more clear. The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have not decided...
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NYS Legislature
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April 03, 2020 - 6:22 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers on Thursday delayed immediate decisions on how to find $10 billion in potential spending cuts in an elastic state budget aimed at keeping state government running amid a crisis brought on by a virus outbreak that has hammered New York City and upended the...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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April 02, 2020 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Thursday that the state's supply of breathing machines could be exhausted in six days if the number of people made critically ill by the coronavirus outbreak continues at its current rate. The number of New Yorkers killed by the virus soared...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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April 01, 2020 - 9:07 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers were preparing Wednesday to work late into the night to pass a budget that is expected to slash school aid as the coronavirus outbreak roils the state's economy.
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April 01, 2020 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The number of coronavirus deaths in New York state more than doubled in 72 hours to 1,941, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that projections show the outbreak worsening through the month. The sobering news from the governor came as he pledged to close New York City...
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Andrew Cuomo
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March 31, 2020 - 9:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — As New York navigates the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are trying to find their way forward on a state budget despite uncertainty about the size of the financial toll the outbreak will take. The governor, a Democrat, has suggested lawmakers could pass...
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Chris Cuomo
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March 31, 2020 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York City reported its first coronavirus death of a person under 18 years old as the number of fatalities in the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak continued to rise rapidly, and as the brother of the state’s governor tested positive. City officials announced Tuesday that 250...
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Governor Cuomo tightens workforce density
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March 19, 2020 - 11:58 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering businesses across the state to keep at least 75% of their workers at home as increased testing created a surge in the number of known coronavirus cases. "This is a data driven decision," said Cuomo.
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Mike Baggerman
March 16, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The coronavirus pandemic will affect the state budget and has already impacted operations in Albany.
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