Latest Kathy Hochul News

Gov. Hochul considering a face mask ban on New York City subways, citing antisemitic acts

Jun. 13, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that she is considering a ban on face masks in the New York City subway system due to concerns about people shielding their identities while committing antisemitic acts. Hochul, a Democrat, told reporters the exact details of the...

New York transit chief says agency must shrink subway improvements following nixed congestion toll

Jun. 10, 2024 19:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's transportation authority will have to shrink its plans for maintaining and improving its subways, buses and commuter rails after the state’s governor abruptly halted a scheme that would have funded the system by charging most motorists $15 to enter the core of...

Bill would rename NYC subway stop after Stonewall, a landmark in LGBTQ+ rights movement

Jun. 09, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway station would be renamed to commemorate the Stonewall riots that galvanized the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, under legislation approved by state lawmakers as they wrapped up their session this month. The state Legislature approved a bill...

New York governor defends blocking plan that would toll Manhattan drivers to pay for subway repairs

Jun. 07, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday defended her decision to block a plan to reduce New York City traffic and raise billions for its ailing subway system through a new toll on Manhattan drivers — but offered little detail on how she would replace the program's financial and...

New York moves to ban 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

Jun. 07, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Legislature on Friday passed a bill that would allow parents to block their kids from getting social media posts suggested by a platform's algorithm — a regulation that tries to curtail feeds that critics argue are addicting to children. ...

New York governor pushes for tax increase after nixing toll program in Manhattan

Jun. 06, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — On Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul enraged environmentalists and public transit advocates — but delighted suburban commuters — by putting the brakes on a plan to battle New York City's traffic by imposing high tolls on Manhattan drivers. On Thursday, she was...

New York judge seen shoving police officer will be replaced on the bench

Jun. 05, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge who was censured after being seen on video shoving a police officer during a brawl with neighbors will be replaced on the bench, authorities said Wednesday. Judge Mark Grisanti, an acting State Supreme Court justice in Buffalo, has been serving...

Governor halts plan to charge most drivers entering Manhattan $15 for transit and traffic fixes

Jun. 05, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul halted a plan to charge most motorists $15 to enter the core of Manhattan, upending the nation’s first “congestion pricing” system on Wednesday just weeks before it was set to launch. The announcement dealt a stunning blow to a...

New York considers regulating what children see in social media feeds

Jun. 04, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

New York lawmakers on Tuesday said they were finalizing legislation that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts curated by a platform's algorithm, a move to rein in feeds that critics argue keep young users glued to their screens. Democratic Gov....

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 23, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. May 22, 2024. Editorial: The Reverse Robin Hood Of State’s EV Rebate Program Did Robin Hood get it wrong? Did the famous swashbuckling character created by Howard Pyle in the 1880s miss the boat when he robbed the rich to give...