State of the State messages by New York governors customarily lay out general goals and priorities, rather than specifics. Even in general terms, however, there is a striking contrast between Governor Cuomo's latest State of the State and his first annual message to the Legislature, which he delivered five days after taking office 10 years ago. Read More
Going on four weeks into what should have been a mass vaccination program, it's increasingly clear that the Cuomo administration did not have – and does not have – an adequate plan for immunizing 20 million New Yor Read More
The Cuomo administration is quietly extending a temporary freeze on scheduled pay hikes for about 135,000 unionized state government employees and public college faculty members—although the largest affected labor union says it still expects those bucks to flow retroactively to its members in the coming fiscal year. Read More
The Cuomo administration's recently released summary of contact tracing data was a tantalizing disappointment. Information that could have clarified the risks of different activities during the coronavirus pandemic was Read More
A pending change to New York's Medicaid program known as the pharmacy "carve-out" is drawing opposition from a range of interests, including insurers, AIDS clinics and the health-care labor union 1199 SEIU. Read More
New York could be on the way to its first population decline in any decade since the 1970s, according to from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Empire State's July 1, 2020 population of 19,336,776 was down 126,355, or 0.65 percent, from the estimated l Read More
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