Latest Kathy Hochul News

An ambitious plan to build new housing continues to delay New York's state budget

Apr. 11, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state budget is poised for another delay as backroom negotiations over a sweeping proposal to drive new housing construction continue to hold up the spending plan. Lawmakers in the state Senate passed a stopgap bill Thursday that will keep government...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 11, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. April 9, 2024. Editorial: ALBANY State needs to support Local Journalism Sustainability Act A few short weeks ago, we told you about the newly formed Empire State Local News Coalition. The Post-Journal is proud to be a member of this...

Governor orders transit agency to drop bid to charge NYC Marathon $750K for use of Verrazzano bridge

Apr. 04, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's governor on Thursday ordered the state's transit agency to drop efforts to impose a $750,000 fee on the New York City Marathon for using the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul also encouraged the New York Road Runners, organizers of...

New York lawmakers push budget deadline again as they negotiate over spending

Apr. 04, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave themselves more time to negotiate over the state budget by voting Thursday to temporarily extend the deadline for the final spending plan, ensuring the National Guard gets paid and state operations run smoothly. Legislators had already...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 04, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

New York Post. April 3, 2024. Editorial: Calif. fast food minimum wage law’s already a disaster — and NY wants some too California’s absurd fast food wage law has been in effect for less than a week and it’s already made prices hotter than a fryolator. ...

New York adulterers could get tossed out of house but not thrown in jail under newly passed bill

Apr. 03, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A little-known and rarely enforced law from 1907 that makes adultery a crime in the state of New York could soon be a thing of the past, after lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday to repeal it. The state Senate approved the bill almost unanimously. It's now up to...

Funeral held for slain New York City police Officer Jonathan Diller

Mar. 30, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A procession of New York Police Department officers, on foot and driving motorcycles, escorted the remains of their slain colleague, Jonathan Diller, to a Long Island church for his funeral service Saturday. The solemn cry of bagpipes and drums hailed Diller's...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Mar. 28, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. March 25, 2024. Editorial: State’s Slow Marijuana Rollout Continues To Cost You It was bad enough when the state’s labored rollout of legalized recreational marijuana was only costing the state tax revenue. Now, not only is...

New York's state budget expected to be late as housing, education negotiations continue

Mar. 27, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s state budget deadline will be pushed back to next week as negotiations over housing and education are ongoing, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday. Hochul said in a statement she would deliver a bill to lawmakers delaying the budget’s due date until...

Vermont House passes a bill to restrict a pesticide that is toxic to bees

Mar. 22, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill to severely restrict a type of pesticide that's toxic to bees and other pollinators. The bill will now go to the Senate. Representatives said Vermont was home to more than 300 native bee species and...