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Consumer alert issued for pricing of at-home COVID-19 testing products

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert Tuesday to New Yorkers concerning potential price gouging of over-the-counter COVID-19 testing products for at-home use, as well as other in-demand essential products.    The state office has received complaints of COVID-19 testing ...

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Hochul prepares for spotlight as Cuomo steps aside

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Suddenly tapped to lead New York through a pandemic and a political earthquake, Lt. Gov Kathy Hochul said Wednesday she was prepared to steer the state and would set a different tone than Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the ...

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Lawmakers urge NY to lift limits on nursing home visits

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo lift remaining restrictions for visits at nursing homes, according to a letter two dozen Democratic lawmakers sent to the governor this week. The coronavirus pandemic has had a heavy ...

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New York may ban flame retardant chemicals in furniture, electronics

New York lawmakers are considering bills that would ban the sale of furniture and electronics containing flame retardant chemicals, and a coalition of manufacturers and business owners recently expressed opposition in a letter to legislators. Various industry associations signed the letter, ...

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State proposes changes to program for those with developmental disabilities

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is proposing amendments to the Home and Community Based Services Waiver that could affect reimbursements, among other things. The HCBS Waiver is a program operated by OPWDD and administered ...

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