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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) issued an executive order Tuesday declaring gun violence a disaster emergency as part of a new strategy to curb gun-related crime in New York.

Why it matters: The strategy, which treats gun violence as a public health crisis, will allow the state to expedite money and resources to communities and implement short- and long-term solutions to confront the issue, Cuomo's office said.

Details: The executive order also requires police departments to share incident-level data on gun violence, with the data being used to track emerging "gun violence hotspots."

  • Cuomo also announced the creation of a new police gun-trafficking unit to address the surge of "illegal guns that come into New York from states with weak gun safety laws."
  • About "74% of crime guns used in criminal activity across the state were purchased out of state," Cuomo's office said.

What he's saying: "We're building New York back better than ever before, but part of rebuilding is addressing the systemic injustices that were exposed by COVID," Cuomo said in the announcement.

  • "If you look at the recent numbers, more people are now dying from gun violence and crime than COVID — this is a national problem, but someone has to step up and address this problem because our future depends on it," he added.

The big picture: Cuomo's announcement comes less than a month after President Biden launched new nationwide initiatives to tackle gun violence.

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Abortion, religion, gun rights on agenda as Supreme Court starts new term

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The Supreme Court begins a new nine-month term on Monday, with major cases on abortion, religion and gun rights on the docket.

Driving the news: It will be the first in-person session with most of the justices since the pandemic forced proceedings to be held virtually last year. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms, will participate remotely this week, the court said on Friday.

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2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

First look: Anita Dunn advises Dems on economy message for '22

Signs from a President Biden event yesterday in Kansas City, Mo. Photo: Chase Castor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In a midterm preview, top Democratic strategist Anita Dunn advises the party's House and Senate members to frame Republicans "as being against the economic interests of working Americans."

What she's saying: "Explicitly framing Republicans as opposing policies to lower costs does better than simply framing Republicans as the 'party of no,'" Dunn, White House senior adviser until August, writes in the memo.

JPMorgan: "Full global recovery" in 2022

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JPMorgan Chase Global Research says in a forecast to clients: "2022 will be the year of a full global recovery, an end of the global pandemic, and a return to normal conditions we had prior to the COVID-19 outbreak."

The big picture: The bullish report sees "a return of global mobility, and a release of pent-up demand from consumers (e.g. travel, services)."