NY Attorney General Letitia James held private talks about running for governor in wake of Cuomo resignation

New York Attorney General Letitia James has been talking with her advisors and supporters about potentially running for governor next year, according to people familiar with the matter. In the weeks since James’ investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended early last month, she and her political advisors have been testing the waters to see… Continue reading NY Attorney General Letitia James held private talks about running for governor in wake of Cuomo resignation

Starbucks tells labor board to allow all Buffalo, New York workers to vote on union effort

Coffee giant Starbucks has told the National Labor Relations Board that all 450 workers in its Buffalo, New York market should be allowed to vote on whether to unionize, according to a memo Starbucks sent to its partners. “We believe this will make this process fair and respectful for every partner in Buffalo. It will… Continue reading Starbucks tells labor board to allow all Buffalo, New York workers to vote on union effort

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IRS extends tax relief for Hurricane Ida victims in New York, New Jersey

Hurricane Ida victims in parts of New York and New Jersey may now have until Jan. 3 to file federal personal and business tax returns. Eligible filers have the same extension for quarterly estimated tax payments, normally due Sept. 15, according to the IRS. To qualify, someone must live in an area designated for individual… Continue reading IRS extends tax relief for Hurricane Ida victims in New York, New Jersey

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s daughter-in-law is top lobbyist at pharma firm that has sought to influence NY lawmakers

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s daughter-in-law is a top lobbyist at a pharmaceutical firm that has been actively trying to influence state and federal lawmakers. Hochul took over as governor Tuesday following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation over a sexual harassment scandal. Christina Hochul, who is married to the governor’s son, is a director of federal policy… Continue reading Gov. Kathy Hochul’s daughter-in-law is top lobbyist at pharma firm that has sought to influence NY lawmakers

Cuomo set to step down as top aide says he has no interest in running for office again

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “has no interest in running for office again,” his aide said Monday as the embattled Democratic leader prepared to step down from his job of 10 years amid a sexual harassment scandal. Cuomo was set to be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, also a Democrat, who will become the… Continue reading Cuomo set to step down as top aide says he has no interest in running for office again

Kathy Hochul set to host fundraiser next week as she prepares to take over for Cuomo

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is planning to host an in-person fundraising event next week in her hometown of Buffalo as she gears up to run for governor in 2022, according to people familiar with the matter. Hochul is set to lead the event Wednesday, days before she takes over for Andrew Cuomo, who… Continue reading Kathy Hochul set to host fundraiser next week as she prepares to take over for Cuomo

Sheriff says former Cuomo staffer filed criminal complaint against governor, according to report

A former staffer for embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who previously told investigators that he touched her backside as they took a selfie photo together, has filed a criminal complaint against the Democrat, an upstate sheriff said, according to a new report Friday. The Albany County District Attorney’s Office, which already was investigating Cuomo… Continue reading Sheriff says former Cuomo staffer filed criminal complaint against governor, according to report

Cuomo allies and advisors are split on whether the governor should fight or resign

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s close allies and advisors are split on whether he should resign or fight a wave of sexual harassment accusations. Jay Jacobs, chaimanr of the New York State Democratic Party and longtime Cuomo confidant, told CNBC late Thursday he has privately told Cuomo he should resign. Although Cuomo did not signal… Continue reading Cuomo allies and advisors are split on whether the governor should fight or resign

New York auto show canceled due to the spreading coronavirus delta variant

Organizers of the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday canceled the event due to concerns about the coronavirus delta variant. The show was scheduled to open to the public on Aug. 20. It had been postponed since April of last year due to the global health crisis. It was the first time the show… Continue reading New York auto show canceled due to the spreading coronavirus delta variant

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul says she believes Cuomo accusers, calls his behavior ‘repulsive & unlawful’

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul called Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s behavior “repulsive & unlawful” in a statement on Twitter after the state attorney general’s office found Tuesday that he sexually harassed at least 11 women. Hochul would replace Cuomo if he resigned. Cuomo has previously vowed not to step down and on Tuesday denied some… Continue reading New York Lt. Gov. Hochul says she believes Cuomo accusers, calls his behavior ‘repulsive & unlawful’