NY Governor Unveils Far-Reaching Plan to Address Mental Illness
Mental Health
NY Governor Unveils Far-Reaching Plan to Address Mental Illness
2023-01-10 20:38:01
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul used her first State of the State address since being elected to a full four-year term in November 2022 to vow to dramatically change the state’s approach to dealing with mental health... Read More

New York State Rolls Out EV Charging Stations Along Major East/West Corridor
In The States
New York State Rolls Out EV Charging Stations Along Major East/West Corridor
2022-12-12 21:17:39
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making it easier for drivers of electric vehicles to traverse the state’s southern tier from the Hudson Valley to Western New York and Lake Erie. Long considered one of the state’s “fast charging... Read More

New York Bans Smoking From All Public Parks and Beaches
In The States
New York Bans Smoking From All Public Parks and Beaches
2022-07-18 20:03:51
by Eden Metzger

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that bans smoking from all of New York state's public beaches and parks.  "Smoking is a dangerous habit that affects not only the smoker but everyone around them, including families and... Read More

Gun Applicants in NY Will Have to Hand Over Social Accounts
Guns
Gun Applicants in NY Will Have to Hand Over Social Accounts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As missed warning signs pile up in investigations of mass killings, New York state is rolling out a novel strategy to screen applicants for gun permits. People seeking to carry concealed handguns will be required to... Read More

Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs Standards Now Law in New York State
In The States
Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs Standards Now Law in New York State
2022-07-05 20:34:33
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package of three bills into law on July 5 that proponents say will promote clean energy development and energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the Empire State... Read More

Hochul Selects Rep. Antonio Delgado to be New Lieutenant Governor
In The States
Hochul Selects Rep. Antonio Delgado to be New Lieutenant Governor
2022-05-04 13:26:17
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul filled the state’s vacant lieutenant governor position on Tuesday, naming Rep. Antonio Delgado to take over the role. The appointment means the congressman, who flipped New York's 19th Congressional District to the... Read More

<strong>Suozzi Claims Hillary Clinton Tried to Talk Him Out of NY Governor’s Race</strong>
In The States
Suozzi Claims Hillary Clinton Tried to Talk Him Out of NY Governor’s Race
2022-02-18 21:34:15
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — He may be languishing in the polls, but Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., is stirring up headlines at this week’s New York State Democratic Committee’s Nominating Convention. Speaking at a breakfast meeting Thursday at the Sheraton New York... Read More

Construction Begins on New York’s First Offshore Wind Project
Renewable Energy
Construction Begins on New York's First Offshore Wind Project
2022-02-16 19:38:38
by TWN Staff

WAINSCOTT, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul along with United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and other elected officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of South Fork Wind, New York's first offshore... Read More

Gov. Hochul Aims to Hold Office Amid Primary Challengers
In The States
Gov. Hochul Aims to Hold Office Amid Primary Challengers
2021-12-02 20:51:00
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul took over for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, and her performance so far has strengthened her case for reelection with the state’s voters. Polling data suggests New Yorkers are generally supportive... Read More

Hochul, NY’s 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges
In The States
Hochul, NY's 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as she takes over an administration facing criticism for inaction during Andrew Cuomo's distracted final months in office. Hochul, a Democrat... Read More

As Cuomo Exits, Hochul to Take Office Minus ‘Distractions’
In The States
As Cuomo Exits, Hochul to Take Office Minus 'Distractions'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo neared the end of his decade as New York's governor Monday, as he prepared to relinquish his tight grip on government to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in a midnight power transfer that will break... Read More

Hochul: I’ll Run for Governor After Finishing Cuomo’s Term
In The States
Hochul: I'll Run for Governor After Finishing Cuomo's Term

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will serve out the remainder of Andrew Cuomo's term after he steps down amid sexual harassment allegations,  said Thursday she plans to run for governor in her own right next year.... Read More

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