Yesterday, when Governor Andrew Cuomo held his press briefing about the coalition of northeastern states that would be working together to craft a reopening plan, I wondered why Massachusetts was not included. After all, Columbia County sits cheek by jowl with Berkshire County in Massachusetts. Unlike the other five states--New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Rhode Island--Massachusetts has a Republican governor, but, given Cuomo's insistence that responding to the pandemic was no place for politics, I rejected that as a reason for the omission.
Yesterday afternoon, in an interview with Alan Chartock on WAMC, Cuomo said talks with Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker were underway. This morning, it was shared during The Round Table on WAMC that Massachusetts is now part of the group of northeastern states pledged to work together to create a coordinated plan for reopening businesses, transportation, and schools.
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