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‘Good news’: Elected officials react to continued nursing home scrutiny

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(WBNG) -- Lawmakers in the Southern Tier told 12 News more transparency is needed from Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration.

State Rep. Joe Angelino (R, District 122) said Friday the investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation clearly underscores the seriousness of the situation.

Angelino said he is confident now that law enforcement agencies are involved, someone will be held accountable for the more than 15,000 nursing home resident who have died across New York during this pandemic.

"We need to learn from people's mistakes and so that we don't repeat them; however, if there's criminal wrongdoing and the FBI and the Eastern District of NY prosecutor is delving into this, I only hope that we just get to the truth," Angelino said Friday.

The assemblyman said he would like to issue subpoenas to Cuomo and top members of his administration as part of his role on the NYS Assembly's Investigations Committee, to find out the logic and reasoning behind some of the decisions that were made.

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar (D) did not directly criticize the governor or his administration but said better dialogue and communication are needed at all levels of government.

Josh Rosenblatt

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