President Biden Inaugurated
Congratulations to newly inaugurated President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and new Vice President Kamala D. Harris, who becomes the first woman, the first Black American and the first person of South Asian descent to hold the vice presidency. We wish them both well, for everyone’s sake.
Executive Budget Legislation
Shortly before midnight last night, the Division of the Budget released this year’s Executive Budget legislation. We are reviewing hundreds of pages of Budget language and will continue reaching out to you individually on your topics of interest.
Vaccine Distribution Update
Discussing New York State’s COVID-19 distribution efforts, Governor Cuomo today continued emphasizing that New Yorkers are experiencing delays making vaccine appointments due to insufficient federal supplies of the vaccine. Because of this shortage, the Governor urged vaccine distributors to avoid scheduling vaccinations unless they are confident in their available supply.
New York State COVID-19 Numbers
The statewide positivity rate yesterday was 6.84% with 9,273 hospitalizations, an increase of 37 people over the previous day. There were 185 COVID-19 deaths in New York State yesterday.