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Cuomo Backs Nurses On Staffing Minimums

Posted 7/2/18

Two days after the State Legislature adjourned without acting on a bill to require nurse-staffing minimums in state hospitals and nursing homes, Governor Cuomo June 22 pledged his support for such standards and said he would have state Department of Labor officials ensure that nurses were not improperly burdened.

 Less than six weeks earlier, the New York State Nurses Association, the prime champion of the stalled legislation, had endorsed his re-election, putting yet another left-leaning union in his corner even as Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon seeks to make the case that Mr. Cuomo is not a true progressive.

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