Latest Kathy Hochul News

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 29, 2024 07:13 AM EST

Albany Times Union. February 28, 2024. Editorial: Don’t meddle with the Protective Services Unit Gov. Kathy Hochul has continued her predecessor’s practice of interfering with the detail tasked with protecting her Former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s...

Struggling to stop illegal cannabis stores, New York governor asks online sites to hide them

Feb. 28, 2024 20:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After failing to wipe illegal cannabis dispensaries off the map, New York is asking online sites to hide them. Since the state legalized marijuana in 2021, unlicensed pot shops have proliferated across New York City, with limited pushback from authorities. On...

New York gets a new congressional map that gives Democrats a slight edge in fight for House

Feb. 28, 2024 18:52 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a new Democrat-drawn congressional map on Wednesday that gives the party a modest boost in a few battleground districts, helping their candidates in a heavily contested election year when House races in the state could determine control of...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 22, 2024 07:17 AM EST

Albany Times Union. February 21, 2024. Editorial: A permanent ethics fix With New York’s current watchdog facing legal peril, state lawmakers need to start working toward a constitutional change A New Yorker born at the turn of the millennium has...

New York appeals court hears arguments over the fate of the state's ethics panel

Feb. 16, 2024 16:55 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Months after a judge ruled that New York's ethics watchdog violated the state constitution because it was too independent, a state lawyer told an appeals court that officials had the right to create a corruption-fighting commission more insulated from the people it monitors. ...

Democrats cheer New York win as good omen for November. But is it enough to calm anxiety over Biden?

Feb. 14, 2024 15:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi's winning back his Long Island House seat could provide a blueprint for Democrat Joe Biden 's reelection campaign heading into November, demonstrating his party's strength in competitive suburban territory that also happened to be where Donald Trump...

New York stores are now required to post the extra charges for paying with a credit card

Feb. 12, 2024 20:49 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses in New York are now required to clearly post exactly how much their products will cost if customers pay with a credit card, under a new state law that took effect Sunday. The consumer protection law means stores can no longer post a sign on a door...

Lawsuit claims National Guard members sexually exploited migrants seeking asylum

Feb. 09, 2024 17:41 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — National Guard members assigned to Buffalo-area hotels housing migrants awaiting asylum hearings are accused in a lawsuit of sexually exploiting the migrants, who described feeling especially vulnerable while living in unclean rooms, far from family and with little access to...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 08, 2024 13:57 PM EST

Advance Media New York. February 4, 2024. Editorial: In NY, it’s best of times for sports gambling, worst of times for cannabis It’s looking more and more like New York got mobile sports betting right. Wish we could say the same for the rollout of recreational...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 01, 2024 07:18 AM EST

Albany Times Union. January 30, 2024. Editorial: Throw this watchdog a bigger bone The Commission on Judicial Conduct deserves more funding than Gov. Hochul proposed for it. The work of the Commission on Judicial Conduct is vital to the functioning and...