Hochul’s late budget strategy seems like it worked
It took a while, but the governor got concessions on bail, charter schools and more.
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.
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.
Hochul announces April 10 budget extender
As they continue negotiating beyond the April 1 deadline, lawmakers have indicated there will be no agreement before the Passover and Easter holidays.
Legal experts warn Hochul’s proposal would change definition of bail
Could New York be on the brink of upending decades of law around pretrial detention?
Hochul could pick two Court of Appeals judges from current shortlist
That means neither the new chief judge nor the new associate judge would be Latino.
Poll: New Yorkers back bail changes, millionaires tax
A new Siena College poll has bits of good news for everyone heading into the budget
What does Kathy Hochul need $5 million in promotional content for?
Support from outside funders urging people to support the governor’s budget priorities has raised eyebrows about her negotiating position.
The Legislature doesn’t want to force suburbs to build more housing. Advocates are calling them on it.
Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed aggressive building targets all over the state. Lawmakers roundly rejected her enforcement plans.
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Legislature takes a knife to Hochul’s agenda in budget proposals
The state Senate and Assembly’s one-house budgets threaten to undermine Hochul’s plans for bail reform and housing.
Hochul touts JFK progress, organized labor
Governors love their airports. Hochul is no different.
What is the political fallout piece for Hochul after LaSalle?
After the state Senate rejected Gov. Kathy Hochul’s chief judge nominee, experts agree the governor may have a path forward.
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