Kathy Hochul

Energy & Environment

After years of pushing, the Clean Slate Act becomes law

Business leaders, union organizers and law enforcement all attended the bill signing in Brooklyn.

Albany Agenda

Antisemitism review at CUNY sparks anxiety for free speech, public education advocates

Gov. Kathy Hochul appointed former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to look into discrimination at New York City’s public colleges.

News & Politics

Amid Israel-Hamas war, Kathy Hochul takes the international stage

The New York governor has talked with the White House and Israel’s president about the war and Wednesday traveled to Israel for a “solidarity mission.”

News & Politics

Hochul declines to offer any support to Palestinian New Yorkers

As violence in Israel and Palestine escalates, Gov. Kathy Hochul has issued multiple statements in support of Israel and Jewish New Yorkers – but nothing for Palestinians.

Albany Agenda

Ready to hire: Hochul announces 18,000 potential job openings for migrants in New York

Hospitality and food service companies were the biggest group of employers to enroll in the state program.


After meeting with Biden, Hochul touts TPS as a win

The governor initially distanced herself from the issue of asylum-seekers in New York City, but she’s taking credit for getting the feds to act.


Hochul announces agreement to build housing units at World Trade Center site

Coming off of a legislative session with little movement on her signature issue, the governor has announced another housing development in New York City.

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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.

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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.