Where are the Safe Injection Facilities Cuomo Promised for New York?
He committed three years ago to supporting safe injection sites for drug users — then reversed course, activists say. Now, they see a new chance to pressure the embattled governor.
Lee Harris · March 30, 2021
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Health Commissioner Howard Zucker | Kevin P. Coughlin/Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office
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