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"It's the smart thing to do and we have to continue the mandates," the governor said. "This is not intended to be dictatorial; this is intended to save lives."
The Buffalo area will be at least the temporary home to nearly one-third of Afghan nationals heading to New York State.
There are some large asterisks for the $208 billion state budget, the largest in history despite Covid. Chief among them: the unknowable future.