Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul

Who’s who in Kathy Hochul’s administration?

Here are some of the insiders the governor has appointed to run the state.


‘We will wait no longer’: Hochul announces housing executive orders

Months after the governor and legislative leaders failed to come to an agreement on housing, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced several housing proposals – and received backlash from some labor entities.

Heard Around Town

Hochul allocates $51 million to hate crime prevention

The money will go to community organizations facing bias crimes. The governor also signed college campus hate crime reporting legislation.


Hochul marks one-year anniversary of Dobbs by signing law for telehealth abortions across state lines

The governor signed a bill that will protect New York health care providers administering abortion medication to patients living in other states – insisting New York is on solid legal footing to do so.

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Hochul remains tight-lipped on her plans for the revised Grieving Families Act

Just five months ago, the governor vetoed the popular bill to update the state’s wrongful death laws. Lawmakers have passed a new version they say addresses the governor’s concerns.

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Hochul gets the last laugh in press show rebuttal: ‘Is that guy from Colorado still telling me what to say?’

The governor got some good-natured ribbing for her multiple trials and tribulations over the past legislative session.


Hochul’s late budget strategy seems like it worked

It took a while, but the governor got concessions on bail, charter schools and more.

Criminal Justice

Contrary to Hochul’s stated plan, bail reform rollbacks apply to low level offenses

The state budget includes removing the “least restrictive” standard for all offenses – not just bail-eligible offenses.


What made it into the 2024 New York budget?

From public safety to housing – here’s a guide on where the biggest policy issues stand in the agreement.

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Editor’s note: Hochul still has an ally when it comes to her housing ideas

The governor said she will be following up with New York City Mayor Eric Adams on several initiatives they both want to “get done.”


Hochul joins Micron to announce ‘community engagement committee’

In her first appearance after a protracted budget fight, the governor was all smiles about the chip manufacturing company.


‘Not in New York, not now – not ever.’ Hochul announces abortion pill stockpile after Texas ruling

After the Texas ruling to stop the use of mifepristone sent shockwaves across the nation, the governor joined Planned Parenthood to announce a stockpile of another abortion drug in the state.


Rowan Wilson picked to be chief judge, as Hochul eyes Caitlin Halligan for associate judge

Wilson, who would be the first Black chief judge in New York state, was tapped following the rejection of Hector LaSalle.


Opinion: What would Hugh do?

A few things Gov. Kathy Hochul can learn from the state’s 51st governor as she navigates the challenges of budget season.


Just like that a proposal to roll back NY’s climate law got nixed

Almost as soon as news broke that the governor was considering allowing more emissions, she reversed course in negotiations.


These 3 NY budget proposals have support from conservatives, liberals – and not Kathy Hochul

The governor is resisting expanded school lunches, housing vouchers and health insurance for undocumented immigrants.