On Sunday, the governor announced that low-risk sports in regions that have reached phase three of reopening can begin in early July; that the state is extending open enrollment in the state healthcare marketplace for an additional 30 days; and that he has signed legislation requiring the study of how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the health of minority communities in New York state. Meanwhile, the number of hospitalizations due to coronavirus has reached the lowest level the state has in more than 85 days.
The state Public Service Commission is falling short in monitoring Charter Communications Inc. and other utilities across New York, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Auditors found regulators lacked the equipment to measure internet speeds, used inaccurate data to track service reliability and imposed only four penalties in four years.
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved $52 million for the final phase of construction for new digital communication systems on the authority’s transmission lines, improving the efficiency and reliability of the state electricity system.
Facebook may not be known as a gaming site, but gaming is highly popular on Facebook, estimate 102 million users on Facebook game on the website. China has launched a mental health resourceful game to target addicted gamers since gaming has become to poplar.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced three more proposals he will include in his 2020 legislative agenda — a plan to lower prescription drug costs, net neutrality protections, and a bill to protect consumers from abusive debt collectors.
The state has finalized contracts for the largest procurement of offshore wind energy in the nation, is seeking port operators and market participants who are interested in upgrading and investing in New York ports to support the growing offshore wind industry, and will hold workshop to identify technical and training needs for new workforce.