A 2014 investigation by the New York Times found that the governor's office "deeply compromised" an ethics panel's work, "objecting whenever the commission focused on groups with ties to Cuomo or on issues that might reflect poorly on him". "So we were concerned, of course, about the reports of this inappropriate behavior, but we also have a number of steps in the system to ensure that the people of NY, the people of any state [that] the vaccines are being distributed fairly and equitably".
"Some are not, anyway - it takes a lot of courage to come forward, so the presumption is it should be taken seriously", he said. On Monday, he warned that excessive tax hikes could prompt people and businesses to relocate. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and other fellow lawmakers from the Empire State who said the sexual harassment claims made against Cuomo are "credible".
The view that Cuomo must go has been taken up by many of New York's most visible Democratic politicians.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says more than 4.5 million New Yorkers have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Multiple drafts were created, and Mr. Cuomo was involved in creating the letter, one of the people said. She accused the governor of kissing her on the lips without permission and making lewd remarks - including suggesting they "play strip poker" on a work-related flight.
"There's a clear message from where the Legislature is, and we hope the governor agrees with us", Mr. Heastie said Monday. "The president finds them troubling - hard to read".
"Kamala ascended to VPOTUS by lauding herself as a feminist & champion for women & girls", tweeted Karoline Leavitt, the communications director for New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, last week. From there, it circulated to current and former top aides to the governor. State Sen. Liz Krueger, a Democrat from Manhattan, said the new levy was a response to decreases in federal capital-gains taxes enacted in 2017. He is also still facing an investigation from the NY attorney general over his nursing home death cover-up scandal. Kevin Law of the Long Island Association, which represents businesses in Nassau and Suffolk counties, criticized what he called the Legislature's "new, unnecessary and punitive taxes that will chase businesses and individuals out of the state and slow down the post-Covid recovery of our economy". Cuomo would no doubt argue that the law isn't clear, but the only previous time a NY governor was impeached - William Sulzer in 1913 - his lieutenant governor was indeed appointed acting governor. Mr. Cuomo's proposed budget counted on $6 billion spread across two fiscal years. NY state AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said the Senate's proposal would "put our state on a clear path to social and economic recovery".