Kathy Hochul


Even before Hochul proposed cuts, many school NY districts were struggling

COVID-19-related federal aid is running out, and tax revenues were also impacted by the pandemic.

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Hochul seeks liaison for Muslim community

The governor is creating a new position in her administration after months of criticism over how she talks about the war in Gaza

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Few City & State readers think we’re looking at an on-time budget

It’s budget week in the Capitol, and it could be the first of many.


How Hochul’s education budget proposal created chaos in one Long Island school district

Long Beach School District acted quickly to cut spending assuming the worst – that their district will no longer receive full “hold harmless” funding now or in the future.

News & Politics

Kathy Hochul talks public safety on ‘The View’

The governor continued her tough-on-crime crusade on national television this morning.

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Hochul says subway crime ‘not statistically significant, but psychologically significant’

The governor's supporters say the specter of National Guard troops checking bags will make New Yorkers feel safer, but activists say it’s just a militarized version of stop-and-frisk.

Criminal Justice

Hochul leaves bail behind and continues tough-on-crime approach with subway deployment

The governor said she would send National Guard troops and state police to check bags in the New York City subway system.

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NY Legislature seems poised to push back on Hochul’s school funding proposal

The governor wants to move money around based on enrollment, but legislative leaders seem skeptical of that idea.

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Hochul wants to protect Taylor Swift and drink at home

The governor’s 30-day budget amendments were somewhat minimal, targeting harmful AI and continuing to permit to-go cocktails. She also restored a fund for legal representation for low-income people.

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Kathy Hochul is not done talking about crime

The governor highlighted her proposals to curb retail theft on Wednesday.

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Hochul touts her housing carrots for NY municipalities

The governor said there is increased interest in state grants to build housing.

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Hochul’s proposal to close 5 more NY prisons rankles state GOP

The prison population has halved since 1999, and staffing is in freefall. But Republicans say the prisons should get more resources, not less.