A.M. Roundup: Who are the GOP contenders for governor in 2022?


Lee Zeldin? Marcus Molinaro? Elise Stefanik? Harry Wilson? Tom Reed? With Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the midst of a political imbroglio over nursing homes, Republicans are beginning to jockey for position over who challenge Cuomo in 2022. (TU)

Cuomo announced a relaxation of visitation rules for nursing homes, a policy that critics had targeted in contrast to sporting events, casinos or other entertainment venues being allowed to open. (TU)

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In the governor’s budget proposal, the Enhanced STAR, or extra break for middle class seniors, would no longer come in the form of an automatic reduction in school taxes for those who qualify. Instead, new Enhanced STAR participants, starting this year, would have to proactively sign up for the program. (TU)

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