Latest Kathy Hochul News

With George Santos out of Congress, special election to fill his seat is set for February

Dec. 05, 2023 18:03 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A special election to pick a successor to George Santos, the New York Republican who was expelled from the U.S. House last week, will be held on Feb. 13, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. The race for a seat representing some Long Island suburbs and a small...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 30, 2023 07:17 AM EST

Oneonta Daily Star. November 23, 2023. Editorial: Clean Slate is here and we must make it work America is known as the land of second chances. Recent legislation has made that idea more of a reality for many with checkered pasts. On Nov. 16, New York...

FBI ends investigation of car wreck at Niagara Falls bridge, no indication of terrorism

Nov. 23, 2023 20:59 PM EST

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The FBI has ended its investigation of a fiery car wreck that killed two people at a border checkpoint in Niagara Falls after finding no evidence that it was a terror attack, easing a period of high tensions as Americans headed into the Thanksgiving holiday. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 23, 2023 15:03 PM EST

Wall Street Journal. November 21, 2023. Editorial: Another New York Gift to Florida Albany moves to bar nearly all non-compete employee agreements. As lousy as New York’s business climate is, it can get worse. Democrats in Albany are reminding...

Fiery crash kills 2 at Niagara Falls' Rainbow border bridge. Officials say no sign of terrorism

Nov. 22, 2023 21:55 PM EST

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle speeding toward a U.S.-Canada bridge from the American side crashed and exploded at a checkpoint in Niagara Falls on Wednesday, killing two people and prompting the closing of multiple border crossings for hours. Authorities weren't sure what spurred the wreck...

The Adult Survivors Act launched over 2,500 sex abuse suits. Now, it’s expiring

Nov. 20, 2023 08:57 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For a year, a special New York law has cleared the way for a wave of headline-grabbing lawsuits against famous men accused of sexual misconduct, including former President Donald Trump, hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and the comedian and actor Russell Brand. ...

New York will automatically seal old criminal records under law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul

Nov. 16, 2023 13:05 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who complete their sentences and stay out of trouble for a certain period of time will have their criminal records automatically sealed under a long awaited bill signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday. New York now joins a slew of other...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 16, 2023 12:28 PM EST

Albany Times Union. November 15, 2023. Editorial: Unequal support One state supportive housing initiative receives much more funding than another. Why? Ask any social services nonprofit and chances are they’ll tell you that their agency is underfunded...

Business lobby attacks as New York nears a noncompete ban, rare in the US

Nov. 15, 2023 16:00 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When people think of noncompete agreements, they usually think of corporate executives with knowledge of prized trade secrets, whose lavish pay packages often come with a condition that if they quit or get fired, they can't go work for an industry rival. More...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 09, 2023 14:06 PM EST

Albany Times Union. November 8, 2023. Editorial: A lesson in dark money A campaign to kill a bill that would ban most noncompete agreements blurs the line between “education” and lobbying Here’s a basic tenet of democracy that we should all be...