Latest New York state government News

Vaccination deadline arrives for NY healthcare workers

Sep. 27, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some hospitals and nursing homes in New York began removing workers Monday for failing to meet a state-mandated deadline to get a COVID-19 vaccine as Gov. Kathy Hochul pleaded with holdouts to get 11th-hour inoculations. It was not clear Monday if a...

NY preps for staff shortage with health care vaccine mandate

Sep. 25, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members, retirees and workers outside New York to address potential staffing shortages caused by an approaching vaccine mandate for health care workers. If...

The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

Sep. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect. The mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into...

Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo harassed her

Sep. 24, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A television executive who accused Chris Cuomo of groping her at a party 16 years ago says the CNN anchor needs a public education about sexual harassment and if he did that, “he'd be a hero instead of a cad.” The executive, Shelley Ross, said Friday...

The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise. In New South...

New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning

Sep. 23, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. Hochul thanked Zucker for his service and said he...

New York's health commissioner submits resignation; had been leading defender of former Gov. Cuomo's pandemic response

Sep. 23, 2021 11:02 AM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health commissioner submits resignation; had been leading defender of former Gov. Cuomo's pandemic response.

Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Sep. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk's-eye view of New York City on Thursday with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, de Blasio's...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 22, 2021. Editorial: NY independent redistricting is an epic flop New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. ...

Rikers Island should close, say 4 House Democrats from NY

Sep. 21, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler,...