Kathy Hochul


New York health officials say they aren’t alarmed by BA.2 – but should they be?

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said Monday BA.2 cases aren’t rising as fast as they are in Europe and the UK. It’s not entirely clear why.


Hochul refuses to discuss proposed bail changes in public

The governor confirmed Monday that a leaked public safety plan was hers, but deflected questions about the details.


Hochul lifts mask mandate for schools

Starting Wednesday, students and teachers won’t have to remain masked in class.

News & Politics

Hochul lays out her winter surge plan 2.0

The governor closed out 2021 with a new plan to combat COVID-19 that mainly consisted of continuing what the state has been doing.

New York State

5 takeaways from Kathy Hochul’s first speech as governor

She laid out her priorities on mask mandates in schools, rent relief distribution and ethics reforms.

New York State

Will Kathy Hochul end the era of imperial governors?

After a century of growing executive control, New York’s first female governor is ready to collaborate.

New York State

Who will Hochul pick as lieutenant governor?

She’s eyeing a downstate ally, but there are several interesting options.

New York State

Kathy Hochul meets the press

In her first press conference, the soon-to-be governor aligned herself with Cuomo’s progressive accomplishments, but distanced herself from his managerial style.

New York State

How will the Hochul transition work?

There are still a lot of questions about her accession and what happens to Cuomo next, but history may offer some clues.

New York State

What lies ahead for Kathy Hochul if she becomes governor?

“We all know Kathy Hochul.” Democratic insiders say the lieutenant governor could become the next Democratic power broker.

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Kathy Hochul

8 things to know about Kathy Hochul

With the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, New Yorkers are Googling his second in command.

New York City

What’s in a Times endorsement?

The New York Times editorial board endorsed Tiffany Cabán on Tuesday, but do the newspaper’s endorsements sway election outcomes? City & State had a look at the Times editorial board’s endorsements in the past three years.

Zellnor Myrie

A new generation of progressive pols

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hardly stands alone as a fast-rising non-white progressive New York elected official. From new state senators to the New York City public advocate and the City Council, a new generation is taking the reins.

New York State

Hochul on Amazon’s demise, Buffalo’s rebound and championing child care

Kathy Hochul discusses economic development policy, the prospects for Western New York and her desire to see Equal Rights Amendment added to the state constitution.

Jumaane Williams

Crowded field already forming for Williams’ council seat

Five candidates, including a Williams staffer, want to succeed the public advocate candidate.