Cuomo Questioned + Covid Cases Rise Again

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Local News

  • Investigators from the State Attorney General’s office interviewed Governor Cuomo for the first time on Saturday, as part of the office’s inquiry into alleged sexual harassment by the Governor.
  • A scandal-plagued Cuomo raised $2.2 million over the first six months of the year, giving him over $18 million cash on hand as he heads towards a reelection campaign next year.
  • The State’s Covid-19 death toll is 11,000 fewer than the federal count.
  • In his first appearance with Governor Cuomo since winning the mayoral primary, Eric Adams attacked New York’s bail reform laws.
  • With the Good Cause Eviction bill currently stalled in Albany, tenant activists are focusing on local versions of the law that could pass in several upstate New York cities.
  • Mayor De Blasio is pushing the MTA to speed up implementation of congestion pricing, which was originally passed in 2019, but has been held up since then.
  • Senator Chuck Schumer announced his opposition to the proposed fracked-gas power plant in Astoria.
  • With Covid rates in New York increasing for the first time since vaccine eligibility was opened up, City summer schools have already had to quarantine 80 classrooms.


  • Super PACs spent over $36 million on City primaries this cycle, up more than 50% from 2013, the last time there was an open mayoral race at the top of the ticket.
  • Elizabeth Crowley conceded to incumbent Donovan Richards in the race for Queens Borough President, in a race that was nearly close enough to trigger an automatic manual recount.
  • The most recent vote tallies for the mayoral race show that Adams won by less than a percentage point.
  • The Bronx Democratic Party won every City Council race it endorsed in, but a piece in The City suggests that the party apparatus has moved definitively to the left in response to congressional victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman.
  • Governor Cuomo signed a bill to make it easier to request an absentee ballot in future elections.
  • In interviews since his primary victory, Alvin Bragg, the Democratic nominee for Manhattan DA, has reaffirmed his progressive campaign messaging, saying that he disagrees with Eric Adams’ statements on policing.

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