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As Coronavirus spreads, Schumer urges Trump administration to declare a public health emergency

January 27 | Mary Frost

Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Trump administration to officially declare a public health emergency so the Centers for Disease Control can obtain additional funds to prepare for the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus. The Infectious Disease Rapid Response Reserve Fund holds $85 million, which the CDC could use for airport screening, to trace cases of the […]

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State funding boost could make ‘free’ CUNY tuition a reality for more New Yorkers

January 27 | Victoria Merlino

An underwhelming state scholarship program originally billed as a way for tens of thousands of New Yorkers to attend CUNY and SUNY schools for free may be getting a boost in the next state budget to help it meet its lofty goals. The Excelsior Scholarship, which covers tuition for a subset of CUNY and SUNY […]

De Blasio: Coronavirus in NYC is ‘Not a question of if, but when’

January 24 | Mary Frost

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday that “there is little doubt” that someone in New York City will soon become infected with the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus. “It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when,” de Blasio told reporters at Emergency Management headquarters in Brooklyn. “We have to act on the assumption that […]

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