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A.M. Roundup: Cuomo aide resigns after Legislature repeals ethics exemption | #vacation | #seniors | #elderly

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The state Legislature’s repeal this week of an executive order exempting high-level state government volunteers from certain ethics laws led to the resignation on Thursday of Larry Schwartz, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo who had overseen COVID-19 testing and the vaccination rollout as a member of the governor’s coronavirus task force. (TU)

There’s no easy path for New York to win a legal fight with the U.S. Census Bureau over its narrow loss of a Congressional seat, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week he’s looking at “legal options” nevertheless. (AP)

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One out of every two residents in the Capital Region has now received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, making the region the first in the state to vaccinate half its population, state data show. (TU)

Frustrating many advocates is the lack of attention that’s been paid to the home care industry — a sector where long-held workforce shortages forced thousands of elderly and disabled New Yorkers out of their homes and into potentially deadly congregate settings in the first place. (TU)

U.S. travelers soon will be able to vacation again on cruise ships, but with two catches: They will need to show they’ve fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and they must travel out of the country before boarding. (AP)

Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday as the first women — one of them Black and Indian American — to share the stage in Congress during a presidential address. (AP)

Free beer, pot and doughnuts. Savings bonds. A chance to win an all-terrain vehicle. Places around the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation’s slowing vaccination drive and get Americans to roll up their sleeves. (AP)

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