Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul

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.

Energy & Environment

Hochul’s budget proposes taking action on climate

Charging polluters, banning natural gas in new buildings and building up public renewable energy supply are all actions the governor wants to take to promote New York’s energy transition.

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How Hochul’s budget proposal might stir the pot

Bail reform, no new taxes on the wealthy and more charter schools are all expected to be topics of conversation during a tense moment with the Legislature.

Eric Adams

Hochul pledges $1 billion to city for migrants

Mayor Eric Adams has been asking for support, but it isn’t clear exactly what New York City will get, especially when it comes to federal funding.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2024 budget proposal, by the numbers

The governor proposed the largest state spending plan in history in her second executive budget while upholding her promise not to increase income taxes.

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Takeaways from Hochul’s state budget proposal

The governor unveiled a plan to increase education spending and address MTA fiscal woes and New York City’s migrant influx.

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Opinion: The data is clear - Kathy Hochul must return to the political center

An analysis of election results and two recent polls show divisive issues like criminal justice reform and calls by some Democrats to “defund the police” nearly handed a win to the GOP in the midterms.


Hochul won her election, but at what cost?

Democrats may have kept hold of the governorship, but Gov. Kathy Hochul’s weak performance may have lost the party the House.


Kathy Hochul ekes out a victory in the closest governor’s race in decades

The incumbent Democrat narrowly fended off a challenge from Republican Lee Zeldin

New York State

Hochul signs climate bills, but advocates want more

As time runs out to meet the state’s climate goals, activists say both the governor and lawmakers can act with more urgency

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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.

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Who will Hochul pick as lieutenant governor?

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