Capitol Watch: State review board to probe maternal deaths
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, a new state review board will examine the deaths of women during childbirth as part of an effort to address stark racial disparities in maternal mortality.
In New York, black women are three times more likely to die than white women during or immediately after childbirth.
The review board was created under legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who calls the disparity a national crisis.
Meanwhile, a report commissioned by organized labor says the state's film and television production tax credit is paying off for the state's economy.
The analysis found that productions receiving the credit pumped $3.9 billion into the state's economy and supported 48,000 jobs in 2017. State and local governments, meanwhile, took in $780 million in taxes and revenues from productions.
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