Author: Tim Williams



Senate Ethics Chair explores ability to review sexual misconduct claims against Cuomo

Published - February 26, 2021

Feb. 26, 2021 – This week, Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo administration aide, published a blog in which she outlined her experiences of “pervasive harassment” while working for the Governor. Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Pelham), chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, weighed in on how these allegations should be investigated and the response from high-ranking elected officials.

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Lights Out: Could a Texas-like shutdown happen in New York?

Published - February 25, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021 – This week, we’ve seen Texans hurting as they cope with limited or no access to power. Could a similar weather-related outage happen here in New York? We asked Rich Dewey, President and CEO of the New York State Independent System Operator.

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Cuomo’s return to normalcy at odds with public health experts

Published - February 25, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021 – Gov. Cuomo has announced a slew of changes to the state’s COVID-19 regulations including a limited number of fans that can attend sport events. Dr. Denis Nash, Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the CUNY School of Public Health and Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, weighed in on the recent changes.

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Asm. Ron Kim takes on starring role in New York’s nursing home drama

Published - February 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021 – Asm. Ron Kim (D-Queens), chair of the Assembly Aging Committee, has been one of the most vocal critics of the Cuomo administration’s response to COVID-19 in nursing homes. We heard from the Assemblymember on the response, legislation he is proposing on the topic, and the recent back and forth with the Governor.

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Addressing food insecurity from farm to table

Published - February 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021 – The pandemic has highlighted the issues that New Yorkers face with food insecurity. A multi-year report from Capital Roots looked at what it would take to help this population. We discussed the report and its findings with Amy Klein, CEO of Capital Roots.

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No indictments for Rochester PD officers in the death of Daniel Prude

Published - February 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021 – On Tuesday, State Attorney General Tish James announced a grand jury voted to not indite the Rochester police officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude. We got an update on the situation in Rochester from Will Cleveland, Public Safety reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle.

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Assembly GOP lays out process for potentially impeaching Cuomo

Published - February 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021 – The Assembly GOP have been crafting a resolution which would establish a joint legislative committee to investigate the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in nursing homes and the potential to impeach Governor Andrew Cuomo. We heard from the Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) on these actions. Read their resolution here.

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Amid nursing home drama, political strategist says don’t bet against Cuomo in 2022

Published - February 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021 – Governor Cuomo has taken political hits over COVID-19 in nursing homes, but will it severely impact his chances at a fourth term? Bradley Tusk, Political strategist and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Tusk Strategies, discussed why he wouldn’t bet against the Governor. Read Bradley’s piece from the New York Daily News here.

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