By: Dan Clark | New York Now
On this week’s edition of New York NOW: New York Attorney General Letitia James releases a scathing report on COVID-19 deaths at New York’s nursing homes, saying the state is reporting an undercount.
And Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifts COVID-19 restrictions in several areas of the state, saying the data supports it, and the vaccine rollout continues.
Karen DeWitt from New York State Public Radio and Darrell Camp from TALK1300 are in studio with details and analysis this week.
Lawmakers kicked off public hearings on the state budget this week, including one focused on the state’s environmental spending and priorities and another on education.
Julie Tighe from the New York League of Conservation Voters and Peter Iwanowicz from Environmental Advocates New York join us with details and analysis on what Cuomo’s proposing, and how the state’s fiscal crisis could play a role.
Schools in New York are having trouble planning their budgets, given the uncertainty in New York’s finances. Bob Schneider from the New York State School Boards Association joins us with an update.
Watch the full interview here.