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The hospitalization rate in New York due to COVID-19 has steadily dropped in recent weeks, according to state data, with two consecutive days of significant declines Wednesday and Thursday.

Hospitalizations in New York declined by more than 200 on Thursday, bringing the number of people hospitalized down to 8,846 — less than half of the pandemic’s peak in April.

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In his budget plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed imposing new higher income taxes on New York’s wealthiest residents if President Joe Biden and Congress don’t come through with enough federal aid to close the state’s budget deficit.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a close ally of President Joe Biden, said it’s a “new day” with Wednesday’s inauguration of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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In his budget address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s fiscal future is dependent on how much aid it receives from Washington under the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden and the Democratic led Congress. Cuomo is seeking $15 billion to plug two years of state budget gaps, and he’s threatening to sue if he doesn’t get it.

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Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), soon to be the majority leader, said he specifically raised the Interstate-81 reconstruction project in Syracuse with Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. transportation secretary. In a virtual meeting, Schumer told Buttigieg it’s one of his top priorities for New York state.

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Join WRVO this morning for live coverage as Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his 2021 state budget address today from Albany. WRVO will provide live coverage of the address on-air beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning of a dangerous second wave of the COVID-19 virus, as new, more contagious strains have begun to infiltrate the U.S. As New York state struggles with its vaccination roll out, Cuomo said he’s asking the major manufacturers if the state can buy vaccines directly. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is due to release his state budget plan this week, as the state confronts the largest budget deficit the governor has faced in his decade in office, much of it due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The state was already facing a $6 billion structural deficit when the fiscal year began last April. Cuomo had been managing some of the shortfall by practicing some bookkeeping tricks, including delaying Medicaid payments due to health care providers for a few days at the end of the past two fiscal years, so that they fell into the next fiscal year.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday addressed major problems plaguing the state’s vaccine sign-up website, saying there are vastly more New Yorkers eligible to be vaccinated than there are vaccines.

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The New York State Capitol is bracing for potential violence and armed protesters in the coming days after FBI warnings about significant threats in online chatter from white supremacy and other far-right groups.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lifted restrictions on restaurants in orange zones. That means these establishments, including many in central New York, will be able to invite patrons inside for dinner.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the last of four speeches outlining his 2021 plans, detailed billions of dollars in new and ongoing infrastructure projects that he hopes can provide jobs in the post-pandemic economy.

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One day after announcing that five new state-run vaccination sites are opening this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office is warning that appointments for the limited number of vaccines at those sites are already booked through April. 

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Governor Cuomo will deliver his fourth and final 2021 State of the State address this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. Live video will be available below as it begins. 

In his third speech on Wednesday, the governor unveiled an ambitious green energy plan.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to bring more green energy and what he said will be thousands of jobs to New York state.

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Governor Cuomo will deliver his third 2021 State of the State address this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. Live video will be available below as it begins. 

In his second speech on Tuesday, the governor detailed his plans to use rapid coronavirus testing in 2021 to reopen restaurants, theaters and arts venues, even before most New Yorkers are vaccinated.

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New Yorkers 65 and older and those who are immunocompromised can now sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement as the state’s vaccine rollout continued to be plagued with problems.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed his plans to use rapid coronavirus testing in 2021 to reopen restaurants, theaters and arts venues -- including New York City’s Tribeca Film festival in June -- even before most New Yorkers are vaccinated.

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During the first of four State of the State speeches, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will be the top priority.  

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The rollout of the next phase of New York’s COVID-19 vaccination plan continued to experience glitches on Monday, with sites for seniors to sign up for vaccines not working or overwhelmed.

Join WRVO this morning for live coverage as Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State address today from Albany. WRVO will provide live coverage of the address on-air beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after nearly a week’s delay, is scheduled to deliver his State of the State speech on Monday. He said in the midst of a worsening pandemic and economic losses, the message will be a bit brighter now that Democrats are set to control both houses of Congress, and President-elect Joe Biden said he’ll push for a bailout for states like New York that were hit hard by the pandemic.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, bowing to pressure from local governments, is agreeing to expand the state’s vaccination sites for front-line health care workers.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Faced with mounting criticism over the slow pace of the coronavirus vaccine rollout, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that, starting this week, New York would allow a much wider swath of the public to get inoculated, including anyone age 75 or older.

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Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon wants the state to streamline the hodgepodge of orange and yellow coronavirus zones that currently exist in the county.

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The New York State Legislature began the 2021 session with a strengthened Democratic base and intensifying challenges, including the ongoing pandemic and the growing budget deficit. 

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Republican members of the state Legislature want to rein in some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers that he has held through the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it’s time for more than just one branch of government to make all of the decisions.

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County leaders in New York said Tuesday that their health departments have been developing vaccination plans for years and can help smooth the rocky rollout of the state’s vaccination program, but they need more cooperation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the New York State health department testing labs have discovered a case of the more contagious form of the coronavirus first discovered in the United Kingdom.

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In New York state, like in most of the nation, the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is behind schedule, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to withhold new doses from hospitals that do not speed things up.

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