New York Declares State of Emergency as Vaccine Mandate Chaos Looms
Angela Weiss/GettyAs tens of thousands of unvaccinated New York healthcare workers are set to be fired on Monday once the state’s COVID-19 vaccination deadline kicks in, Gov. Kathy Hochul has a plan for a potential staffing shortage: a statewide state of emergency. Hochul said preparations were underway Saturday to make an emergency declaration, clearing the way for healthcare workers not licensed in New York to fill in the gaps of those terminated. The declaration will also allow workers from onews.yahoo.com
AP Exclusive: Bills propose 60,000-seat stadium by 2027
The Buffalo Bills’ proposed new $1.4 billion stadium would include about 60,000 seats and 60 suites, The Associated Press has learned. The proposed capacity is about 12,000 seats less than the Bills’ current facility, now called Highmark Stadium, which was built in 1973. At issue is how quickly a deal can be approved, and how the construction costs would be split between the team and taxpayers.news.yahoo.com
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul pledges to investigate subway system after 'unprecedented' 5-hour shutdown forced passengers to self-evacuate from tunnels
A brief power outage at 8:30 p.m. Sunday led to a 5-hour disruption on eight of the city's subway lines. Hochul called the situation "unacceptable."news.yahoo.com
New NY governor adds 12,000 deaths to publicized COVID tally
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul promised more government transparency on her first day in office and by day’s end her administration had quietly delivered it by acknowledging nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo. New York now reports nearly 55,400 people have died of COVID-19 in New York based on death certificate data submitted to the CDC, up from about 43,400 that Gov. Cuomo had reported to the public as of Monday, his last day in office. “We’re now releasing more data than had been released before publicly, so people know the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent with what’s being displayed by the CDC,” Hochul said Wednesday on MSNBC.news.yahoo.com
Hochul, NY's 1st female governor, vows to end 'distractions'
Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over complaints that her predecessor abused his power and sexually harassed at least 11 women.
Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York’s first female governor
The Democrat from western New York was sworn in as governor in a brief, private ceremony in the New York State Capitol overseen by the state’s chief judge, Janet DiFiore. Cuomo left office at 12:00 a.m, two weeks after he announced he would resign rather than face a likely impeachment battle. Hochul has said she favors making masks mandatory for schoolchildren, a contrast with Cuomo, who said he lacked that authority. Hochul once represented a conservative Western New York district in Congress for a year and has a reputation as a moderate. State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs praised Hochul as “formidable.”“She’s very experienced and I think she’ll be a refreshing and exciting new governor,” he said.mlive.com
As Cuomo exits, Hochul to take office minus 'distractions'
Andrew Cuomo neared the end of his decade as New York's governor Monday, as he prepared to relinquish his tight grip on government to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in a midnight power transfer that will break another glass ceiling for women in state politics. Cuomo, a Democrat, was set to end his term at 11:59 p.m., just under two weeks after he announced he would resign rather than face a likely impeachment battle over sexual harassment allegations. Hochul was scheduled be sworn in as New York’s first female governor just after midnight in a brief, private ceremony overseen by the state's chief judge, Janet DiFiore.news.yahoo.com
Live updates: Cuomo resigns as New York governor
The publisher of Gov. Cuomo’s book on his handling of the coronavirus, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” had announced earlier this year that it halted promotion as Cuomo faced allegations of his treatment of women and that aides manipulated nursing home data.