Besieged governor holds another closed-to-the-press event in Manhattan as budget remains late

Embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo waxed poetic about the struggles of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday at Manhattan’s Javits Center in yet another closed-press speaking engagement.

Meanwhile, the state budget became six days late despite a supposed agreement between the legislature and the executive chamber. The governor made his remarks without taking questions from members of the media, who were again excluded from his event in what has now become the norm for Cuomo, who won an International Emmy for his daily press briefings during the height of the pandemic a year ago.

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