Latest Kathy Hochul News

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 26, 2023 01:33 AM EST

Albany Times-Union. January 23, 2023. Editorial: A personalized plan A pilot program could help address learning loss wrought by the pandemic – if it gets the funding it needs. One of the most wrenching legacies of the pandemic might be what it has...

Light at the end of the tunnel: Grand Central annex opens

Jan. 25, 2023 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, work on a massive rail project has been grinding 15 stories below the shuffling footsteps of millions of New Yorkers and beneath the East Hudson River and Manhattan skyscrapers. After years of delays and massive cost overruns, the enormously expensive...

War on drugs locked him up; now he's a cannabis entrepreneur

Jan. 24, 2023 18:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When the war on marijuana came sweeping through his New York City housing project decades ago, Roland Conner found himself going in and out of jail. It’s a time he'd rather not talk about. Now, at age 50, he has opened the state's first legal cannabis dispensary...

NY pols OK vote on constitution change to protect abortion

Jan. 24, 2023 17:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s legislature took a critical step Tuesday toward changing the state's constitution to bar discrimination based on “pregnancy outcomes” or “gender expression” — provisions intended to protect abortion rights and a person’s right to seek gender-affirming...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 19, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Albany Times Union. January 17, 2023. Editorial: Get housing goal right The governor wants to build more homes. She needs to ensure they’re affordable. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to increase housing in New York would be more encouraging if...

Hochul's pick for NY top judge rejected by legislative panel

Jan. 18, 2023 17:04 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nominee to lead the state's highest court was rejected by a state Senate panel Wednesday, dealing the governor a high-profile setback after weeks of criticism from progressive activists and union officials about the judge's record. ...

New York eyes nixed COVID-19 vaccine rule for health workers

Jan. 14, 2023 18:54 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Department of Health is “exploring its options” after a state Supreme Court judge struck down a statewide mandate requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the agency said Saturday. Judge Gerard Neri wrote in a...

Hochul, fellow Democrats, voice support for judge nominee

Jan. 14, 2023 18:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and other prominent state Democrats and Latino leaders on Saturday demanded the governor's chief judge nominee receive a fair hearing on Wednesday, pushing back on claims by liberal lawmakers that Hector D. LaSalle is too conservative and his nomination...

Nurses at 2 NYC hospitals return to work as deal ends strike

Jan. 12, 2023 16:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of nurses at two New York City hospitals ended a three-day strike Thursday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that union officials said will relieve chronic short staffing and boost pay by 19% over three years. Nurses began returning to work...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 12, 2023 12:52 PM EST

Albany Times Union. January 11, 2023. Editorial: A civil legal right Even when civil legal matters threaten one’s home or livelihood, there is no right to counsel. That’s changing in Albany – and it should in New York state. One statistic says it...