New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily news conference Friday. He’s gained accolades from some critics for his response to the coronavirus crisis. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is at the center of attention as the state and New York City have become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. And longtime observers say Cuomo’s natural strengths: decisiveness, taking charge, listening to the experts and sticking to the facts — are playing well in a public health crisis. “He’s known as a hard-charging, take-no-prisoners kind of guy,” says USA Today network reporter Jon Campbell, who’s covered politics in Albany for nearly a decade. “He likes being in charge. He has no qualms about telling people what to do and saying what he thinks needs to be done.” Followers of New York politics say Cuomo’s reputation for micromanaging and being controling and “rough around the edges” […]
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