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Child Victims Act
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May 27, 2020 - 9:17 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The New York state Senate and Assembly on Wednesday voted to extend the deadline for residents who were sexually abused as children to file legal claims, citing the upheaval caused by the coronavirus. The original deadline for those making claims under the Child Victims Act...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo
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April 13, 2020 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York’s death toll from coronavirus topped 10,000, with hospitals still seeing 2,000 new patients a day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The state tallied 671 new deaths on Sunday. It was the first time in a week daily toll dipped below 700. Still, the governor noted people...
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NYS coronavirus deaths
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April 07, 2020 - 11:35 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in the outbreak.
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April 06, 2020 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended stay-at-home restrictions through the month and increased fines on violators to up to $1,000, citing fresh evidence Monday that the outbreak-fighting rules could be helping the state avoid a worst-case catastrophe. New York state has tallied...
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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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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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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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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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Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump
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February 27, 2020 - 3:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York’s governor says he believes President Donald Trump is punishing his home state for being too liberal. In the past few weeks, New York has come out on the losing end on a series of federal acts. Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security barred New...
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