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Lawmakers call on DOH Commissioner Zucker to resign or be fired following new COVID data

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Another bombshell in Albany as Governor Kathy Hochul released new COVID-19 death data within hours of taking office. The new numbers, first reported by the Associated Press Wednesday increase New York’s total COVID-19 death count by nearly 12,000.

The revelation comes after Hochul committed to a platform of transparency in her new administration, but both Democrats and Republicans are calling for more accountability. Tuesday night, just hours after she took office, Hochul’s administration publicly reported almost 12,000 additional COVID-19 deaths, never acknowledged by outgoing Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Longtime Cuomo advisor Linda Lacewell to resign Aug. 24

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Linda Lacewell, a longtime advisor and aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will resign as the head of the state’s powerful insurance and banking regulator on Aug. 24, she told staff in an email on Friday.

“It has been a privilege to lead you over the past two and a half years,” she wrote in the email to staff. “With a new governor about to take office, it is time for me to move on and make way for new leadership. And so I have resigned my position effective August 24, 2021.”

Cuomo is also set to resign the same day.

Lacewell was among the current and former Cuomo administration officials who worked on an effort to undermine the credibility of the sexual harassment claims leveled against Cuomo, according to the report released last week by state Attorney General Letitia James’s office.

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