Cuomo Wants Acting Health Chief to Stay On

ALBANY (AP) -

New York’s top health official may soon get to take the word ‘acting’ out of his title.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced his nomination of Howard Zucker to be the state’s permanent health commissioner. The pediatric cardiologist took over when Nirav Shah stepped down in June.

Cuomo has announced 58 appointments for his second term so far this week. On Tuesday he also announced that he had tapped former New York City Comptroller William Thompson to chair the state’s Housing Finance Agency and nominated former Rep. Floyd Flake to serve on the state’s Public Service Commission.