The New York State Department of Labor has been looking for ways to address the influx of unemployment applications during the COVID-19 pandemic, with responding to the huge influx in phone calls and verifying claims among the challenges.
The governors of New York and Michigan released a statement on Thursday, calling for a Congressional oversight investigation into the Trump administration's politicization of government functions that have impeded the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five states — Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming — were added to New York State's COVID-19 travel advisory on Tuesday, bringing the total number of states on the list to 35. None have been removed.
Voters on Long Island yesterday had the opportunity to ask candidates for State Senate District 1 where they stand on the environment. The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund hosted a virtual Environmental Candidate Forum with candidates Anthony Palumbo and Laura Ahearn. The candidates discussed how the State can meet its climate goals, renewable energy, their plans for resiliency, fighting nitrogen pollution and protecting water quality.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding online services to make it easier for New Yorkers to do business with the DMV from the comfort of their homes, and allow the DMV to serve more customers in person who cannot complete their transactions online.