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New York NOW

Nursing Homes Controversy, Marijuana's Economic Impact

26:46
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Rating: NR

Gov Andrew Cuomo is facing national criticism over his administration's handling of COVID.

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On this week's edition of New York NOW: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing national criticism over his administration's handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes, and the data surrounding those facilities.

Jon Campbell from the USA Today Network joins us with the latest, and Denise Figueroa from the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley explains why she thinks nursing homes were already dangerous for residents before the pandemic.

Then: Gov. Andrew Cuomo updates his proposal to legalize marijuana, which could generate millions of dollars in tax revenue for the state. James Parrot from the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School shares new research on the economic impact of legalization.

And libraries provide essential services for communities, but they're facing cuts from the state amid an already tough year due to COVID-19. Jeremy Johannesen an Claudia Depkin from the New York Library Association have details.


Note: Information on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Check our blog posts for the latest information after watching the show.

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