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NY expands absentee voting after defeat of ballot measure

Jan. 21, 2022 18:53 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Friday. The Assembly passed the bill 100-45 on Wednesday, and the Senate passed...

New York couple accused of Nebraska nursing homes fraud

Jan. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple from Brooklyn, New York, is facing a lawsuit accusing them of committing Medicaid fraud involving several nursing homes that Nebraska $59.6 million. A lawsuit filed by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office accuses Joseph and Rosie Schwartz, and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 19, 2022 19:04 PM EST

New York Post. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Hochul shells out billions — to help herself, not NY taxpayers In crafting the $216 billion budget she released Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul faced a “dilemma” every pol dreams of: an insane gusher of cash thanks to...

A fraud case against Trump? Not a slam dunk, experts say

Jan. 19, 2022 18:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Donald Trump punctuated his reality TV spiels and presidential speeches with claims that his business and his many gold-plated properties were “huge,” “amazing,” the biggest and the best. Now the New York attorney general’s office says it has...

Hochul nabs biggest haul of 2022 gubernatorial field

Jan. 19, 2022 18:45 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has raised nearly $22 million for her election campaign, a huge sum that gives her a dominant advantage over a narrowing field of opponents in the Democratic primary. Hochul's haul, raised in just five months, dwarfed her closest competitors...

New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

Jan. 19, 2022 17:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general says her investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” valuations of its golf clubs, skyscrapers and other property to get loans and tax benefits. In a court...

What comes next in New York's investigation of Donald Trump

Jan. 19, 2022 17:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After investigating former President Donald Trump for several years, New York Attorney General Letitia James used a court filing Tuesday to outline much of the evidence her investigators have gathered so far. The legal memo claimed the Republican's company used “fraudulent or...

NYC mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system

Jan. 19, 2022 14:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a woman was pushed to her death in front of a New York City subway train beneath Times Square over the weekend, Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that even he didn’t feel entirely safe riding the rails. The Democrat recounted when he rode...

Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief

Jan. 18, 2022 21:41 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday. Top legislative leaders are expected to...

Ex-NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won't run for governor

Jan. 18, 2022 09:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, but will instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York. His decision to not enter the Democratic primary further strengthens the campaign of Gov. Kathy Hochul, who...