Where the Cuomo probes stand — De Blasio urges employers to mandate vaccines — Rent aid fund offers little relief

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The DOJ has opted not to open a civil rights investigation into New York’s government-run nursing homes and whether they violated residents’ rights with their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. It gives Andrew Cuomo one less probe to worry about.

WHAT ALBANY'S READINGNew York’s COVID-19 rent program offering little relief to tenants and landlords,” by New York Daily News’ Denis Slattery and Chris Sommerfeldt:“Getting injured during the height of the COVID-19 crisis was just one of many hardships Fernando Livingston faced when he found himself out of work last year and, even worse, falling behind on rent. The 68-year-old former security guard has been living on food stamps and workers’ compensation since he got pinned under a gate for nearly an hour while on the job. The resulting spinal injury makes it hard for him to walk. The prospect of a fund that could cover months of back rent buoyed the Brooklyn man’s hopes and initially assuaged his fears of becoming homeless as he applied for the state-run Emergency Rental Assistance Program in early June. Nearly seven weeks later, and now behind another month’s rent, Livingston and thousands of others have received no response from the state despite promises that $2.3 billion set aside for rental assistance would soon begin flowing.”

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— “Schumer demands New York state disburse more than $2B in relief earmarked for struggling tenants,” by New York Daily News’ Shant Shahrigian:“New York state must stop dragging its heels and release more than $2 billion in federal funding meant to help desperate renters pay their bills, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday. Only a ‘pittance’ of the cash available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program established by Congress has been doled out, and the end of the state’s eviction moratorium looms at the end of August, the New York Democrat said.”

“Cuomo’s slow rollout of legalized weed becoming a real buzzkill, critics say,” by New York Post’s Carl Campanile and Bernadette Hogan:“New York’s legalized-pot program is on a train to nowhere — apparently derailed because Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fuming over his stalled plans to overhaul leadership at the MTA. Cuomo and the state Legislature approved the legalized sale of weed in New York in March, but the governor has since become a real buzzkill on the issue, critics say. He has yet to nominate an executive director for his new Office of Cannabis Management or name appointees to the Cannabis Control Board, even though the Marijuana Taxation and Regulation Act was passed months ago, they say.” headtopics.com

“Data muddles debate on bail changes in New York,” by Times Union’s Joshua Solomon:“About a sixth of the criminal cases that went before a judge in New York in 2020 led to the person being rearrested before the case concluded, according to new data from the state's court system, which was mandated to be collected after the Legislature passed controversial bail refinements a year earlier. That number, nearly 31,000 people out of more than 184,000 cases last year in New York, is underpinning the current concerns over gun violence its connection to the bail changes, some of which were rolled back last year. It is an often polarizing debate that is likely to only get louder as the political campaign season heats up.”

“Top Albany Republican blasts Gov. Cuomo over alleged ‘pay to play’ donations,” by New York Post’s Bernadette Hogan:“The top Republican on the Investigations and Government Operations Committee wants Attorney General Letitia James to investigate campaign contributions made to Gov. Andrew Cuomo from individuals affiliated with a prominent medical donor network awarded millions in coronavirus-related state contracts that were recently revealed by The Post. State senator and ranking GOP committee member Tom O’Mara (R-Elmira) sent a letter to James Friday requesting her office ‘immediately’ probe the nearly $230,000 in political contributions made to Cuomo by individuals affiliated with Somos Healthcare Providers.”

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Nursing home deaths & infection rates are exploding in Florida. Civil rights complaints must be opened up for governors of every red state who made the same decision back then as Cuomo did, otherwise this is just partisan carnival parking. We are not proud of being American anymore! Empathy_ByDO America is destroying itself and it is happening by traitor who took office in last two decades. Empathy_ByDO

Cuomo said AG probe would clear him. Now his aides say it’s political.One of the governor’s top advisers referred to the “transparent political motivation of the attorney general’s review.” Tish James, Cuomo’s office insists, wants to be the next governor of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is Not getting away with anything. Andrew Cuomo is done. He's not needed in Democratic party, he's Not needed as a Governor. Next time when you open your mouth Andrew, you will think twice before you speak. We see Everything -We hear Everything. 🌹 I thought he was yelling HELP, HELP!!!

Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workersAs the number of Covid-19 cases surges in the United States, more than 50 health care groups -- including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association -- issued a joint statement calling for all health care and long-term care employers to mandate employees be vaccinated against Covid-19. Tough times Covid_19 디오_1st_solo_ROSE When people finally realize things have gone too far and they decide they don't like how things have become it will be too late to go back. Being American won't be a matter of pride in the near future.

France Mandates Vaccine Passport To Visit Eiffel Tower, Other Tourist Sites—And Restaurants Are NextFrance mandates vaccine passport to visit its tourist sites: GOOD MOVE Here comes the crybabies Would vaccination with disinfectant also be valid in this case?

Top Medical Groups Urge Mandatory Covid Vaccinations For Healthcare WorkersMore than 50 organizations representing millions of doctors, nurses and other health workers have released an urgent plea for vaccines to be mandated. LIKE SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE ELEPHANT SEAL via YouTube KUMedCenter has staff, students, nurses, doctors, clinic managers and directors that don’t believe in the vaccine. The hospital also doesn’t require it! This is why I will no longer trust medical professionals and hospitals.

Hospitals hit with protests after saying employees must be vaccinated: 'stop vax bullying'More than 100 people gathered in rallies across Iowa and Michigan on Saturday to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates. So when they show up sick at the hospital, there should be no treatment mandate. Hopefully all these people lose their jobs and the ability to put others in harms way If you’re working in the health industry and don’t know that vaccines are safe and effective, then you shouldn’t be we working in the health industry.

Michigan Politicians, All Republicans, Pocket Thousands in Bonuses From Federal Covid Relief FundsOnly after public outcry, a lawsuit and a statement from the county prosecutor calling their actions illegal, did the county commissioners agree to return all of the funds I assume because they have to work for a living and so own businesses 👽💵 Sooo how much did nancee & her mafia get? 😂