Thirteen more cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed in New York state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 89 — almost eight times the number of cases that had been confirmed just three days ago.
During a briefing on the novel coronavirus on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed 11 additional cases of COVID-19 — commonly called the novel coronavirus — bringing the statewide total to 44 confirmed cases in New York.
The state Senate passed legislation this week amending the Vehicle and Traffic Law to require all adult passengers of motor vehicles to wear a seatbelt for the first time, including backseat passengers. The same bill in the Assembly was passed last month.
During the New York Legislature’s third budget hearing last week, lawmakers heard testimony from agency heads, health care providers and others regarding health and Medicaid proposals contained in the 2021 Executive Budget — proposals that would cut overall spending by more than 40 percent, from $170.7 million to $99.1 million.
The first three hours of Tuesday's nine-hour hearing on transportation proposals in the 2021 Executive Budget were devoted to a conversation between lawmakers and representatives from the Metropolitan Transit Authority — which has been in a state of uncertainty amid restructuring and changes in leadership after a 2017 meltdown of the New York City subway system caused Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare it a state of emergency.
During the latest briefing on the novel coronavirus today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed 32 additional cases — bringing the statewide total to 76 — and declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus.
After a White House meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump ended in impasse, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Matthew Albence came to the Capital Region to appeal to state lawmakers to reverse a new law that has caused the federal government to ban New York residents from its Trusted Traveler program.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an expected package of limo safety legislation this week, putting into place new reforms and safety standards for the limousine industry after similar proposed measures stalled last year.