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New York Governor Kathy Hochul

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About the Governor:

Kathy Hochul is the 57th and first female Governor of New York State.

Governor Kathy Hochul began her career in public service on her local Town Board before serving as Erie County Clerk, and then as a member of Congress for New York’s 26th Congressional District. She more recently served in statewide office as Lieutenant Governor and now as the first female Governor of the State of New York.

Lieutenant Governor

 As Lieutenant Governor from 2015 to 2021, Hochul successfully spearheaded numerous initiatives and lead the administration’s economic development and job creation efforts across the state, working every day to advocate for policies that help all New Yorkers make ends meet.

She also helped New York State manage the COVID-19 pandemic response, while focusing on a recovery that builds back better and more inclusive.

Hochul chaired the statewide Regional Economic Development Councils that have transformed the state’s economy by building upon regional strengths through long-term strategic plans.

She also served as co-chair of the State’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force to hear from experts and community members in search of answers to the opioid crisis and develop a comprehensive strategy for New York. 

As Lieutenant Governor, she championed the ‘Enough is Enough’ law to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, spearheaded the State's Paid Family Leave program, and worked to eliminate the gender wage gap, expand access to affordable child care, and combat sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace and beyond.

She served as chair of the State’s Women’s Suffrage Commission and co-chair of the State’s Child Care Availability Task Force.

Recent News

Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, and NYC Comptroller Lander Announce $500 Million Investment to Build and Preserve Affordable Housing in New York City

Agreement Designates Monies From the Battery Park City Authority’s Joint Purpose Fund To Be Spent for Affordable Housing Builds on Commitment to Address New York’s Housing Crisis by Increasing Housing Stock With Safer, More…

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Governor Hochul Unveils $108 Million Proposal to Transform Former Bayview Correctional Facility Into 124 Affordable Housing Units and Vibrant Community Hub

Partnership by Camber Property Group and Osborne Association to Deliver Housing, Community Services, and Reentry Support for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Supports Governor Hochul's Commitment to Addressing the Housing Crisis –…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $28.5 Million Project to Rehabilitate Bridges Along the Staten Island Expressway

Bridges Carry Woolley Avenue and Bradley Avenue Over the Staten Island Expressway in Richmond County Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of a $28.5 million project to rehabilitate two bridges along the Staten Island Expressway…

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Governor Hochul Deploys DEC Fire Response Crew to Assist With Western Wildfires

Team of 20 Department of Environmental Conservation Fire Responders Heading to Montana, Additional Forest Ranger Deployed to Oregon Photos of Wildfire Response Crew Available Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that a team of 20…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Unveils $108 Million Proposal to Transform Former Bayview Correctional Facility Into 124 Affordable Housing Units and Vibrant Community Hub

Governor Hochul: "You've heard me say it a thousand times: New York State is experiencing a housing crisis. It's across our State but is particularly acute here in New York City. The supply of available rental housing is the lowest it has been since…

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Governor Hochul Announces $15 Million to Fund Suicide Prevention Services for At-Risk Youth

Funding to Develop Services for Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and LGBTQ+ Youth Prevention Effort Focused on Unique Cultural Factors Putting Historically Underserved,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $4.5 Million Swimming Beach Upgrades at Stony Brook State Park in Southern Tier

New Bathhouse, Playground, and Lifeguard Station Now Open at Stony Brook State Park Start of Construction on $6.4 Million in Improvements, Scheduled for Completion in 2025 Upgrades Build on Governor Hochul’s Get Offline, Get Outside…

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Governor Hochul Provides Update on Global Computer System Outage

“We continue to address the IT outage of Windows computers affected by a third-party software tool that impacted systems and services worldwide. New York State has 24x7x365 cyber, technology, and emergency response staff that identified and…

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Governor Hochul Requests Federal Emergency Declaration to Support Response and Recovery Operations Following Severe Weather on July 15 and 16

Emergency Declaration Would Support Response and Recovery Operations in Chemung, Genesee, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oswego, Oneida, Ontario, Saratoga, Schuyler, Steuben and Warren Counties Damage Assessment…

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Statement From New York State Chief Cyber Officer Colin Ahern

“We are aware of an issue affecting Windows computers running a third party security software tool that is impacting systems and services worldwide. It is not a security incident or cyberattack. “We are working with our agencies,…

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Governor Hochul Announces $100 Million Funding for Decarbonization of the Empire State Plaza in Albany

Multi-Phase Proposal by OGS and NYPA to Advance State’s Climate and Environmental Justice Goals First Two Project Phases Will Result in More Than 50 Percent Reduction in Carbon Emissions at Empire State Plaza Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Launches Digital Portal to Help New York State Deliver Free or Low-Cost Child Care to More Families Statewide

Governor Secured Historic $1.8 Billion State and Federal Investment in State’s Child Care Assistance Program Program Covers 90% of Market Rate Child Care Costs for Most Eligible Families, Ensuring Most Families of Four Pay No More Than…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Global Computer System Outages Impacting the State

Governor Hochul: “The outage is having impacts here in New York for private sector businesses that rely on CrowdStrike, and for systems even within the New York State Government. I want to be very clear, at this time, we have no indication…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Refundable Farm Employer Overtime Tax Credit Application Period Now Open

Eligible Farmers May Now Apply for Reimbursement for Overtime Paid Since January 1, 2024 Farm Employer Overtime Credit is Part of Governor’s Plan to Support Farm Workers and Food Production Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Corey Comperatore

Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff on July 19 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half staff on July 19 in honor of Corey Comperatore. “Corey Comperatore was a father, a public servant,…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Launches Digital Portal to Help New York State Deliver Free or Low-Cost Child Care to More Families Statewide

Governor Hochul: “There are hundreds of thousands of more families across the state who may be eligible for this program and we need to reach right now. And we need to make finding – for them – finding and using these resources…

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Governor Hochul Announces $3.5 Million in Stolen Vehicles Recovered for New Yorkers in First Six Months of the Year

DMV Recovered 120 Stolen Vehicles and 31 Stolen Auto Parts So Far in 2024 Effort Builds on Governor’s Comprehensive Auto Theft Reduction Strategy During Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, Governor Offers Tips To Prevent Vehicle Thefts…

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Photos: Governor Hochul Visits New York State Office of Information Technology Services to Monitor State's Response to Global Computer System Outage

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul visited the New York State Office of Information Technology Services to receive an update and monitor the State's response to a global computer system outage that continues to impact New York. PHOTOS of the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Award of Fourth Construction Contract for Transformative I-81 Viaduct Project in City of Syracuse

Construction Starts on Community Grid, Relieving Congestion to City’s Hospitals, Employment Centers and Educational Institutions Major Upgrades Begin on City and County’s Drainage System, Improving Water Quality and Protecting…

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Governor Hochul Awards More Than $7 Million to Food Organizations Through Round 2 of New York Food for New York Families Program

Additional Funding Continues To Boost New York Farmers and Promotes a Resilient Food Supply Chain Funding Will Implement Projects that Purchase New York Grown Food and Distribute Them to Underserved Communities Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of Push Buffalo's First Green Jobs Training Center

Sustainability Workforce Training Center Will Expand Local Hiring Opportunities for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Underserved Communities in Fields of Clean Energy and Sustainability Builds on Governor’s Efforts to Prepare New…

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Governor Hochul Advances $500 Million Green Chips Community Investment Fund to Benefit Communities Surrounding Micron's Megafab in Central New York

Fund Will Accept Letters of Intent Beginning on August 15 for Projects That Focus on Workforce Development, Education, Community Investments and Housing Community Workshops Will Offer Guidance and Technical Assistance To Prepare Submissions …

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on Bloomberg TV

Governor Hochul: “So, I'm going to continue marching with Joe Biden. If it is not him, those are areas where I'm concerned: the investments in our economy, the job creation initiatives, the workforce development - but also the major…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $23.7 Million Superstructure Replacement of Bridge Over the Wallkill River and State Route 213 in Ulster County

Project Includes Removing and Replacing the Existing 360-foot-long Superstructure, Installing New Structural Steel, Reconstructing More Than 40,000 Sq. Ft. Concrete Bridge Deck and Highway Approaches Multi-Phase Project Expected to Be Complete…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Celebrate New Subway Safety Milestones, Massive Decreases in Subway Crime

New Data Released by NYPD Shows Transit Crime 11 Percent Lower Than 2019 Transit Crime Down 44 Percent This Week, 27 Percent Over Past Four Weeks, 8 Percent Year to Date Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Metropolitan…

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Governor Hochul Announces Selection of Finalists in Empire Technology Prize Competition

Selected Teams Will Partner with Leading Real Estate Companies to Advance Their Low Carbon Solutions for Heating Tall Buildings Governor Kathy Hochul today announced seven finalists in the $10 million Empire Technology Prize, a competitive…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Resiliency Project to Protect Camp Hollis from Future Flooding and High Water

Completed Project Stabilizes Shoreline along Camp Hollis and Ensures Summer Camp Remains Open and Safe Part of New York State’s $300 Million Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Project Supports…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 150 Affordable Apartments for Seniors in the Bronx

$93 Million Garden Towers Apartments Includes 45 Units Set Aside for Formerly Homeless Seniors With On-Site Access to Support Services Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of Garden Towers Apartments, an affordable 150-unit…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on New York's Largest Offshore Wind Project

924-Megawatt Sunrise Wind to Power Approximately 600,000 Homes Once Completed in 2026 New York’s Fifth Offshore Wind Solicitation Now Open with Proposals Due September 9 Governor Hochul today announced the start of construction on…

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Governor Hochul Launches Free Application for Civil Service Exam to Pursue Careers in Law Enforcement

Applicants Can Apply Online To Take the Exam At No Cost Through August 14 Approximately 150 Entry-Level Law Enforcement Positions at DEC, State Parks, SUNY Anticipated Statewide Over Next Year Exam Also Used to Fill Positions in Municipal…

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B-Roll and Photos: Governor Hochul Visits Storm Ravaged City of Rome and Updates New Yorkers on State Response to Severe Weather Impacts

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul visited the City of Rome to inspect damage caused by severe winds that caused extensive damage in the region and provided updates on the state’s response to the severe storms that have impacted the state…

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Governor Hochul Visits Storm Ravaged City of Rome and Updates New Yorkers on State Response to Severe Weather Impacts

Governor Hochul Declared Statewide State of Emergency as Severe Thunderstorms Hit Communities Throughout New York More Than 50 Members of the National Guard Deployed in Oneida County Health Advisories in Place Through Wednesday Across New…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Visits Storm Ravaged City of Rome and Updates New Yorkers on State Response to Severe Weather Impacts

Governor Hochul: “When you see entire swaths of trees just collapsed like they were toothpicks and then houses with the roofs gone… If you want to know the power of this tornado, take note of the fact that a B-52 bomber was tipped on…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Reduce Case Backlog in Family and Civil Courts

Legislation S.9839/A.10540 Expands the Number of Family and Civil Court Judges Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation to reduce case backlog in family and civil courts by expanding the number of judges appointed and elected statewide.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Winners of the 2024 New York Wine Classic

Governor's Cup Presented to Finger Lakes' Weis Vineyards 2018 Riesling Ice Wine Weis Vineyards Named Winery of the Year Finger Lakes and Long Island Wineries Win Best in Category Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the winners of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Double-Digit Declines in Shooting Incidents, Overall Reported Crime on Long Island

Nassau, Suffolk and Hempstead Police Departments Report 44 Percent Decline In Shooting Incidents with Injury Index Crime on Long Island Declined 15 Percent and Property Crime Decreased 16 Percent Compared to the Same Period in 2023 Governor…

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Governor Hochul Advises New Yorkers to Prepare for Severe Weather Today

Damaging Winds, Numerous Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Expected in Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region and North Country Heat Advisories Extended Through Wednesday for New York City, Mid-Hudson Region and Long Island…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 113-Unit Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Yonkers

Summit on Hudson Replaces Dilapidated Building Near Yonkers Metro-North Rail Station Includes 45 Apartments With Supportive Services for People Experiencing Homelessness Governor Kathy Hochul today announced completion of Summit on Hudson…

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Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking for $16.3 Million City Station North Mixed-Use Housing Development in Downtown Troy

Begins the Fourth Phase of $42 Million, Multi-Phased Development Designed to Bring Revitalization and Housing Opportunities into Downtown Troy Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the groundbreaking for City Station North, a mixed-use…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Double-Digit Declines in Shooting Incidents, Overall Reported Crime on Long Island

Governor Hochul: “My number one job has always been - will always be - to keep New Yorkers safe. Whether you're at work, at home or worshiping in a synagogue. That is the fundamental role of government. It's foundational to all of our other…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates $50 Million Federal Choice Neighborhoods Grant to Support Up to 1,400 New Homes in Syracuse

Federal Grant Awarded to the Syracuse Housing Authority Will Help To Revitalize Historic Syracuse Neighborhood and Redevelop Public Housing Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Addressing New York’s Housing Crisis by Increasing…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Advises New Yorkers to Prepare for Severe Weather Today

Governor Hochul:“After a record-setting heat wave last month and the most ever recorded tornado warnings - we had over 40 tornado warnings just a few days ago - we have another case of extreme weather here in the State of New York... We're…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $8 Million for Shoreline Restoration on Long Island

Rehabilitation of Baxter Beach Shoreline Will Prevent Flooding and Protect Port Washington Community Photos of the Event Are Available on the Governor’s Flickr Page Governor Hochul today announced $7.7 million for shoreline…

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Governor Hochul Declares Statewide State of Emergency as Severe Thunderstorms Continue to Cause Damage Throughout New York

Ahead of Storm's Impact, Governor Hochul Activated New York State's Emergency Operation Center To Monitor Dangerous Conditions High Winds Cause Major Damage in the City of Rome; Areas in Madison County Significantly Impacted State Agencies…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Excessive Heat Forecast Through Wednesday

Heat Advisories Issued for New York City, Long Island, Mohawk Valley, Mid-Hudson, Capital Region and Southern Tier Feels Like Temperatures Could Exceed 100 Degrees Monday and Tuesday Traducción al español Governor…

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Governor Hochul Kicks Off Statewide Listening Tour on Tackling Smartphone Use in New York Schools

Ongoing Discussions With Educators, Parents and Other Stakeholders Will Continue Over the Coming Months Continues Governor’s Leadership on Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, Including First-in-the-Nation Law To Combat Addictive Social Media…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Increased Security Measures in Response to Shooting at Trump Rally

Governor Hochul: “Let me be clear: violence in our politics is abhorrent and we thoroughly, thoroughly condemn it. It was a disgusting, cowardly act and it does not represent the values of our country... Our democracy was built on a foundation…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Kicks Off Statewide Listening Tour on Tackling Smartphone Use in New York Schools

Governor Hochul: “I am the first mom Governor of New York. I'm hardwired to worry about our children and their safety, of course. But it's also impossible to ignore the reality that this generation more than others is being subjected to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Results of July 4th Holiday Traffic Safety Enforcement Drive

State and Local Law Enforcement Issued More Than 37,000 Tickets from July 3 to July 7 Traducción al español Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the results of the July 4th holiday traffic safety enforcement drive. State and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $26.1 Million Flood Mitigation Project in Westchester County

Project Will Elevate the Annsville Circle and Approaches in the Town of Cortlandt, Utilizing Innovative and Environmentally Friendly Engineering Practices and Materials Multi-Use Path and Pedestrian Facilities Will Enhance Recreational Area …

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Governor Hochul Announces Third Round of Biodefense Commercialization Fund Awards to Combat Infectious Disease Threats

To Date, More Than $25 Million Awarded to 11 Start-Ups and 16 Academic Institutions $3 Million for Round Three Awardees Focusing on Rapid and Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Surveillance Tools Keeping New York State at the Forefront of…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former Assembly Majority Leader James R. Tallon, Jr.

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on July 16, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of former New York State Assembly Majority Leader James R. Tallon, Jr. “Majority Leader Jim Tallon…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Progress in the Redevelopment of Watertown Correctional Facility and Willard Drug Treatment Campus

Releases Request for Proposals for Redevelopment of Watertown Correctional Facility with an Emphasis on Housing with a Range of Unit Sizes and Affordability Levels New Seneca County RFP for Lead Developer to Re-envision the 550-Acre Willard…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce $4.2 Million to Support Youth Team Sports Across New York City

Part of Governor Hochul’s “Get Offline, Get Outside” Statewide Campaign Encouraging Kids to Put Down Their Phones and Enjoy Outdoor Activities This Summer Part of Mayor Adams’ “Summer of Possibility”…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of Great Lakes 360, a New Living Museum on the Aquarium of Niagara’s Expanded Campus

Project Will Help Attract New Visitors and Reconnect the People of Niagara Falls to the Waterway That Defines the City’s Identity New Exhibit Space and Panoramic Views Further Support the Governor's Summer Campaign to Help Kids and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Capital Region Infrastructure Projects to Improve Rail Service and Boost Economic Development

$634.8 Million Replacement of Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge Will Improve Critical Link for Rail Service Statewide $10 Million To Remove Albany's Blighted Central Warehouse Building and Pave Way for Redevelopment Renderings Available…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Major Capital Region Infrastructure Projects to Improve Rail Service and Boost Economic Development

Governor Hochul: “We'll be restoring the two-track operation. Increasing the train speeds from 15 miles per hour to 40 – more than doubling it, building a reliable lift bridge and signal system. We're going to create a bike path and a…

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Governor Hochul Advises New Yorkers to Prepare for Flash Flooding and Excessive Heat

Potential for Flash Flooding in New York City, Lower Hudson Valley and Long Island Friday and Saturday Excessive Heat Sunday Through Wednesday Feels Like Temperatures Could Top 100 Degrees Monday and Tuesday Traducción al español…

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Following First Shark Sighting of the Summer, Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Shark Monitoring Efforts

Governor Hochul Directed New York State Parks To Add More Drones and Drone Operators at Beaches at State Parks on Long Island To Monitor for Sharks Governor Hochul Reminds New Yorkers To Follow Shark Safety Guidance Traducción al…

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Governor Hochul Announces Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission to Commemorate 200th Anniversary of the Original Waterway's Completion and Continued Impact on New York

Introduced in the 2024 State of the State Address, Commission Will Be Responsible for a Robust Calendar of Events and Activities Throughout the Next Two Years Celebration Will Culminate At 2025 World Canals Conference, Held In Buffalo Next Year…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Improvements to the National Women's Hall of Fame as Part of the Seneca Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative

$1 Million Renovation of Iconic Smokestack, Construction of Elevator and Stairwell to Access Upper Floors, and Expanded Second Floor Improvements Double Existing Space to Honor Inductees and Offer More Exhibits Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of $23.6 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in East Buffalo

Renovation of Historic School Creates 42 Affordable Energy-Efficient Apartments, Including 12 Units of Supportive Housing, as well as Community Service Hub Serving Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood Governor Kathy Hochul today announced…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Partnership Between the New York National Guard and the Kingdom of Sweden

National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program Connects National Guards with Militaries for Bilateral Training and Exchange Partnerships Joint Training Sessions Will Enhance Security Cooperation and Improve Readiness for Both Forces …

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $484 Million in Bridge NY Funding to Rehabilitate and Replace Local Bridges and Culverts

Provides Funding For 216 Projects in 137 Communities Across New York Program Supports Efforts To Harden Critical Infrastructure and Make Local Communities More Resilient to Impacts of Climate Change Traducción al español Governor…

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Governor Hochul Unveils “Sail-Thru Summer” Initiative to Promote MWBE Certification Across New York State

Statewide Network of Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers and Small Business Development Centers to Help Streamline Certification Process Enhanced Free Support With Certification Process Available Until August 30th, 2024 Participants May Receive…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Encourage the Safe Use of E-Bikes and Lithium-Ion Batteries and Protect New Yorkers

Legislation S.154-F/A.4938-D Prohibits Sale of Lithium-Ion Batteries That Are Not Up to Manufacturing Standards Legislation S.8743/A.9338 Directs State Agencies To Develop and Maintain Safety Resources Legislation S.8742/A.9337 Requires Training…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Resurfacing Projects in Westchester County

State Route 100 and State Route 9A Resurfacing Projects Will Restore Pavement and Enhance Resiliency Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that work has begun on infrastructure projects in the lower Hudson Valley that will promote resiliency along…

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Video, Audio, Photos, B-Roll & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Encourage the Safe Use of E-Bikes and Lithium-Ion Batteries and Protect New Yorkers

Governor Hochul: “In New York City alone, lithium-ion batteries have sparked 268 fires that have injured 150 people and claimed 18 lives. You know what the number was just a couple years ago? Zero. Zero people lost their lives. So today, I…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Record $2.2 Billion Investment in Water Infrastructure in 2024

Environmental Facilities Corporation's Financial Assistance is Making Projects Affordable for New Yorkers, Safeguarding Drinking Water, and Improving Water Quality in Support of Nation-Leading Clean Water Goals EFC Investments Highlighted in the…

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Governor Hochul Expands Outdoor Recreation Access for New Yorkers With Opening of Big Bend Preserve at Moreau Lake State Park

Preserve Offers 860 Acres of Diverse Wildlife Habitats and New Trails for New Yorkers to Enjoy Hiking, Equestrian Riding, and Other Outdoor Recreation Part of Governor Hochul’s “Get Offline, Get Outside” Summer Campaign…

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Governor Hochul Introduces Sail-Thru Summer Initiative to Promote MWBE Certification Throughout New York State

State Network of Business Assistance Centers and Small Business Development Centers to Help Streamline the Certification Process Improved Free Support with Certification Process Available Until August 30, 2024 Participants Can Receive…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $484 Million in BRIDGE NY Funding to Rehabilitate and Replace Local Bridges and Culverts

Provides Funding for 216 Projects in 137 New York Communities The Program Supports Efforts to Strengthen Critical Infrastructure and Make Local Communities More Resilient to the Impacts of Climate Change Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Promote Safe Use of E-Bikes and Lithium-Ion Batteries and Protect New Yorkers

Legislation S.154-F/A.4938-D Prohibits the Sale of Lithium-Ion Batteries that Do Not Meet Manufacturing Standards Legislation S.8743/A.9338 Directs State Agencies to Develop and Maintain Security Resources Legislation S.8742/A.9337 Requires…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $8.8 Million Road Resurfacing Project in Onondaga County

Rehabilitated Roadways, New Pavement Markings and Sidewalks Improve Mobility and Enhance Safety Along Vital Corridor Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that major construction has been completed on an $8.8 million project to resurface portions…

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Governor Hochul Appoints Julie LaFave as Director of the Great New York State Fair

LaFave’s Experience and Leadership Have The Fair Geared for Continued Growth and Progress Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the appointment of Julie LaFave as Director of The Great New York State Fair. Serving as Operations Director in…

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Audio & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on Spectrum News to Update New Yorkers on Extreme Weather

Governor Hochul: “We're prepared for this, but we really need New Yorkers to be paying close attention, especially if you're in one of those flash flood risk areas. We have seen communities that have been devastated by storms like this in the…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates 2.8 Million Visitors at New York State Parks Over Fourth of July Holiday Following Launch of “Get Offline, Get Outside” Campaign

After Governor Hochul Announced Free State Park Pool Access This Summer, Pool Attendance Spiked by Over 65 Percent July 4 Weekend Overall State Park Attendance Increased by 30 Percent to 2.8 Million Visitors 83,741 People Visited State Park…

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Audio & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on WSYR News Channel 9 Syracuse to Update New Yorkers on Extreme Weather

Governor Hochul: “We're very concerned about Syracuse, Utica and Ithaca, where we're expecting a severe thunderstorm and tornado threat. We have been deploying our emergency operations personnel — they've been at a center with enhanced…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 30-Unit Multi-Generational Affordable Housing Development in Broome County

Vestal Chateau Features 24 Affordable Apartments for Seniors and Six Townhouse-Style Apartments for Individuals and Families in Binghamton Suburb Governor Kathy Hochul today announced completion of Vestal Chateau, a newly constructed development…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Boosts Cannabis Industry by Issuing 109 More Adult-Use Licenses

Board Approves 109 Adult-Use Licenses, Bringing Total Adult-Use Licenses to 730 Issued in 2024 Thus Far State Enforcement Agencies Reported Nearly $30 Million Worth of Illegal Product Seized and 164 Stores Padlocked Across New York State CCB…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $8 Million Awarded to Victims of Discrimination

Total Compensation in FY 2024 Is the Highest in More Than a Decade and a 20 Percent Increase from Previous Year More Than 900 New Yorkers Across the State Provided Monetary Damages and Compensation Traducción al español Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of 14 Affordable Apartments With Supportive Services for Veterans in Rockland County

$5.4 Million Homes for Heroes Veterans Apartments Project Increases the Supply of Permanent Supportive Housing for Veterans Who Have Experienced Homelessness Supplements New York State’s Ongoing Efforts to Expand Supportive Housing…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Boosting Adult-Use Cannabis Industry by Issuing 109 More Licenses

Board Approves 109 Adult Use Licenses, Bringing Total Adult Use Licenses Issued in 2024 So Far to 730 State Law Enforcement Agencies Report Seizure of Nearly $30 Million Worth of Illegal Products and 164 Stores Padlocked Across New York State…

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Governor Hochul Announces Over $8 Million Awarded to Victims of Discrimination

Total Compensation in Fiscal Year 2024 is the Highest in More than a Decade and a 20 Percent Increase from the Prior Year More than 900 New Yorkers Across the State Received Compensation and Monetary Damages Governor Kathy Hochul today announced…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Opening of 14 Affordable Apartments With Supportive Services for Veterans in Rockland County

Governor Hochul: “This investment is not to take care of you for a couple weeks to get on your feet, this is your home… a $6 million project is a small price for us to pay for what these individuals were willing to pay with their lives.…

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Video, Audio & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Extreme Weather

Governor Hochul: “This is highly unusual weather for this time of year, or actually any time of year for the State of New York, so we must be vigilant. Listen to the cell phone alerts that are going off on your cell phones from the National…

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Governor Hochul Announces MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers, NYPD and Law Enforcement Partners Impound Nearly 1,500 Vehicles Through 25 Joint Enforcement Operations Focusing on Ghost Plates and Persistent Toll Violators in 2024

Officers Have Impounded 1,540 Vehicles, Issued 12,007 Summonses, Made 339 Arrests Through 25 Operations Interagency Operations During June and July Held at the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Williamsburg Bridge, RFK Bridge and Bronx Whitestone Bridge…

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Governor Hochul Announces $8 Million Now Available to Help Develop and Operate On-Demand Transit Options in Upstate New York

Innovative Mobility Initiative to Expand Transit Options for Riders New Service Options Will Enhance Safety, Accessibility and Affordability for Transit Riders and Support Climate Act Goal Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $8 million is now…

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Governor Hochul Announces MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officials, NYPD, and Their Law Enforcement Partners Seize Nearly 1,500 Vehicles Through 25 Joint Central Enforcement Operations

Agents Have Seized 1,540 Vehicles, Issued 12,007 Citations and Made 339 Arrests in 25 Operations Interagency Operations During June and July Conducted at the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Williamsburg Bridge, RFK Bridge and Bronx Whitestone Bridge…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 60 Affordable Apartments for Seniors in Yonkers

$44 Million La Mora Senior Apartments Brings New Affordable Apartments to South Yonkers in Energy-Efficient Building Residents of the 60-Unit Development Will Have Access to Health Care Services, Home-Delivered Meals and Transportation Builds on…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Completion and Dedication of Austin Steward Plaza in Downtown Rochester

Officials Rename Renovated Plaza and ROC The Riverway Priority Project Upgrades to Reinvigorated Public Space Will Improve Access, Safety and Connectivity for the Community Along the Genesee River Waterfront $12 Million New York State Investment…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 60 Affordable Senior Apartments in Yonkers

$44 Million La Mora Senior Apartments Brings New Affordable Apartments to South Yonkers in an Energy-Efficient Building Residents of the 60-Unit Development Will Have Access to Health Care Services, Home-Delivered Meals and Transportation Builds…

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Governor Hochul Highlights State Preparation for Severe Weather as Remnants of Hurricane Beryl Approach New York

Flash Flooding, Strong Winds, Hail and Thunderstorms Possible Through Thursday Excessive Rainfall Could Produce Flash Flooding in Much of New York State North Country Could Receive Up to Four Inches of Rain Governor Hochul today urges caution…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins State and Federal Officials to Announce $6.88 Billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for Gateway Hudson Tunnel

Governor Hochul: “Today is a historic day. We have moved into places that others thought was impossible… Tunnels that were built in 1910, that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, and people said, ‘Well, stuff happens, right?’…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Be Prepared as Hazardous Conditions Impact the State

Potential Thunderstorms and Rainfall Associated with Hurricane Beryl Could Impact State Tuesday Through Thursday Air Quality Index Levels Forecasts to Reach ‘Unhealthy’ Heat Advisories Issued for Hudson Valley, New York City, and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Countdown to Bear Mountain Bridge Centennial

Iconic Hudson Valley Suspension Bridge Will Celebrate 100 Years of Service on November 27, 2024 Multiple Events Planned & Limited-Edition Merchandise Available Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a slate of events to countdown to the…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Be Prepared as Hazardous Conditions Impact State

Possible Thunderstorms and Rainfall Associated with Hurricane Beryl Could Affect the State Tuesday through Thursday Air Quality Index Levels Forecasts to 'Unhealthy' Level Heat Advisories Issued for Hudson Valley, New York City and Parts of Long…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Recent Increase in COVID-19 Activity

Governor Kathy Hochul today provided New Yorkers an update on COVID-19 as new variants contribute to increases in hospitalizations in parts of New York State and around the country. With social gatherings increasing during summer months, and high…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul

“In 1776, four New Yorkers joined the Second Continental Congress to declare America's independence and change the course of history. They rejected governance by a monarch with absolute power and instead crafted a democracy that aims to…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation for Independence Day

State Landmarks to be Illuminated Red, White and Blue Read Proclamation Here Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation declaring July 4 as Independence Day in the State of New York. The Governor also announced that on Thursday,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nominee for the Commission on Ethics in Lobbying and Government

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the Executive Chamber’s latest nominee to the Commission on Ethics in Lobbying and Government. In accordance with the Independent Review Committee's procedures, the public will have seven business days to…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police and Local Law Enforcement to Add Extra Patrols on New York's Roads During July 4th Holiday

New York State Police and Local Law Enforcement to Target Impaired and Reckless Drivers Through the Holiday Weekend More Than 35,000 Tickets Issued During 2023 Enforcement Thruway, Department of Transportation To Suspend Road Work …

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Increase Access to State Parks and Support Tourism

Legislation S.5423/A.4853 Prohibits the Mandated Use of Credit Cards as a Means of Payment at State Parks, Recreational Facilities and Historic Sites Legislation S.9250/A.10333 Extends the Exemption for Personal Watercraft From the Boating…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Continue Protections for Marine Animals and Other Wildlife Populations

Legislation S.9341/A.10072 Protects Sharks From Harmful Fishing Hooks Legislation S.9319/A.10206, S.9318/A.10347, S.9320/A.10348 and S.9340/A.10349 Extends the Authority of the Department of Environmental Conservation to Manage Scallops,…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates $40 Million U.S. Department of Commerce Grant to Boost New York's Growing Semiconductor Sector

Federal Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs Grant Will Support Semiconductor Research, Manufacturing, and Workforce Development Along NY SMART I-Corridor Encompassing Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester Unlocks Additional $8 Million in State…

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Governor Hochul Launches 'Get Offline, Get Outside' Campaign and Announces Free Pool Access at State Parks This Summer

Governor Hochul launched the “Get Offline, Get Outside” summer campaign and announced that swimming pool entry is free at New York State Parks. Governor Kathy Hochul today launched the “Get Offline, Get Outside” summer…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Next Phase of Subway Service Enhancements and Extended Service to the Beach

Enhanced Midday and Evening Weekday Service on the BDJM Will Have Trains Arriving Every Eight Minutes Weekend Service Enhancements on the 3 and 5 Lines to Start July 6 Rockaway Park Shuttle to Operate to 10-Car Trains and Extend Route to…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Launches 'Get Offline, Get Outside' Campaign and Announces Free Pool Access at State Parks This Summer

Governor Hochul: “Today, we're announcing this Get Offline, Get Outside campaign. This is to promote mental health, physical health and encouraging families and our kids to just go to a throwback time. Think about when you were young, what you…

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Governor Hochul and Congressman Pat Ryan Announce Completion of Project to Restore Historic Wurts Street Bridge in Ulster County

Complete Rehabilitation of 103-Year-Old Bridge Enhances Public Safety, Eases Travel and Improves Connectivity in the Hudson Valley More than 700 Tons of American-Made Steel Utilized in Repairs View Bridge Restoration Photos Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Application for Empire State Service Corps Program is Open

SUNY Students Encouraged To Apply Here for 500 Paid Civic and Service Internships Partnership With SUNY Spearheaded by Lieutenant Governor Delgado To Promote Civics and Service Opportunities With First Corps Members Beginning This Fall …

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Governor Hochul Launches New Initiatives to Promote New York's County and Local Fairs, Boost Visitors, and Showcase Agriculture

“Never Far From Fun” Nearly $2 Million Advertising Initiative Includes Television, Radio, Streaming, and Digital Advertisements and Billboards to be Featured in Major Markets County Fairs Passport Now Available to Encourage Kids and…

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Governor Hochul Announces New $3 Million Climate Justice Fellowship Plus Pilot Program in Bronx and Queens

ALBANY, JULY 1, 2024 - U.S. Department of Labor Funding Will Support Two-Year Climate Justice Fellowships for Priority Populations Supports State’s Climate Act Goal To Ensure Clean Energy Investments Are Directed to Disadvantaged Communities…

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Two Years After Major Wage Theft Crackdown, Governor Hochul Celebrates More Than $63 Million Recovered for Nearly 65,000 Workers Across New York State

ALBANY, JULY 1, 2024 - Includes Recent $1 Million Wage Recovery for More Than 20,000 Chipotle Restaurant Workers Across New York State Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Combatting Wage Theft Victims Are Encouraged to Report Wage…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $40 Million in Capital Grants for More Than 130 Nonprofit Organizations Serving New York Veterans and Families

ALBANY, JULY 1, 2024 - Includes Nearly $40 Million to Support Human Service Organizations – List of Awards Available Here Also Includes $1.13 Million to Support New York Veterans – List of Awards Available Here Builds on…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on MSNBC’s The Weekend

ALBANY, JUNE 30, 2024 - Governor Hochul: “As the first woman Governor, I can tell you this: these are rights that my mother's generation fought for, my generation took for granted, my daughter's generation has lost, and my granddaughter's…

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Governor Hochul Announces $5.4 Million Investment in LGBTQ+ Community

ALBANY, JUNE 30, 2024 - $4.4 Million Investment in Harlem SGL•LGBTQ Center to Build Safe and Culturally Affirming Programs $1 Million for Workforce Development Programs for Organizations That Serve Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and…

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Video, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Marches in New York City’s Pride Parade

ALBANY, JUNE 30, 2024 - Governor Hochul: “Happy Pride, everyone! For 55 years, New Yorkers have proudly carried the banner that says, ‘This is the birthplace of the LGBTQ+ Movement.’ And today, we continue pushing forward,…

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Following Two-Year Review, Governor Hochul Releases Final Interagency Extreme Heat Action Plan

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Interagency Plan Advances Governor’s State of the State Directive To Address Extreme Heat Impacts on Disadvantaged Communities and New Yorkers at Increased Risk of Harmful Health Effects State Agencies Already…

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Governor Hochul Offers Firework Safety Tips for the Upcoming July 4th Holiday

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - 4th of July Weekend Typically Sees a Rise in Firework-Related Injuries Attend Public Fireworks Displays To Avoid Injury or Unwanted Fires and Prioritize Fire Safety if Handling Legal Sparkling Devices…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $38.1 Million Project to Enhance Passenger Experience at Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Major Construction Underway To Transform the Entire Airport Campus Including New Veterans Area and Frederick Douglass Legacy Area Project Awarded $18 Million From the Governor’s $230 Million Upstate Airport Economic…

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Governor Hochul Announces Progress Toward Enhancing Buffalo Harbor State Park

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Spray Ground, Signature Art Sculpture, and Café/Retail Space To Be Added Project Will Expand Outdoor Recreation on Buffalo's Outer Harbor Waterfront See Renderings Here Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Start of $38.1 Million Project to Enhance Passenger Experience at Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Governor Hochul: “That is now going to have a contagious effect on other companies that are thinking about where they want to go - Why did they go there? Let's examine what they have there. Plenty of natural resources,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Beginning of $18.3 Million Project to Renew Pavement on Five State Roads on Long Island

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Project to Resurface Nearly 60 Lane Miles of Pavement in Nassau and Suffolk Counties Over Two Years Builds on $250 Million Investment to Renew 850 Miles of State Roads Across Long Island Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Start of Construction for Mixed-Use Revitalization Project in Downtown Rochester

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Harper’s Corner Will Transform Long-Blighted Corner into Commercial Space and 11 Affordable Apartments Renovation of Four Historic Buildings is Part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Investment Complements…

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Governor Hochul and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Announce 50 Percent Fare Reduction for AirTrain JFK to Encourage Use of Public Transit During Peak Summer Construction Activity at JFK

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Summer Travel Forecast To Exceed 18 Million Passengers at JFK, a New Record and 700,000 More Than Last Year, as Construction of New Airport is Fully Underway Starting July 1, AirTrain JFK Single Ride Fare To Be Reduced to…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Support LGBTQ+ New Yorkers and People Living with HIV/AIDS

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Legislation S.7974A/A.8970A Renames “Christopher Street-Sheridan Square'' Subway Stop to “Christopher Street-Stonewall National Monument Station” Legislation S.7809/A.8475 Improves HIV-related Testing…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at The Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center Grand Opening Ceremony

ALBANY, JUNE 28, 2024 - Governor Hochul: “It was exactly two years ago we gathered here with this hope and a dream of being able to have a facility — the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center. We talked about it, we fought for it,…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul - June 27, 2024

“No pregnant woman should ever be denied care when her health is at risk. On June 27th, the Supreme Court issued a narrow decision that will temporarily allow women in Idaho to continue accessing abortion care during medical emergencies…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $11 Million Available to Enhance Resiliency in the Face of Extreme Weather

Funding Through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Available to Local Governments and Certain Non-Profits for Projects Aimed at Reducing Impacts of Future Extreme Weather Events Eligible Entities Can Now Apply through September 13, 2024 …

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Governor Hochul Unveils Renderings Highlighting Improvements to Northside and Inner Harbor in the City of Syracuse as Part of the I-81 Viaduct Project

Images Reveal New Interchange at North Clinton Street to Future Business Loop 81, New Bridges, and Safety Improvements Reconnecting Communities for Motorists, Pedestrians, and Cyclists Contract 3 Open House Set for Thursday, June 27 from 6 p.m.…

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Governor Hochul Announces $45 Million Awarded to Create 227 Units of Permanent Supportive Housing Across New York State

State Funding To Create Permanent Supportive Housing in Erie, Tompkins, Oneida, St. Lawrence and Kings Counties Projects Include Funding for Housing With On-Site Support Services To Assist Formerly Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors, Youth Aging…

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Governor Hochul Announces Free Fishing Weekend June 29-30 in New York State

New Yorkers Encouraged to Try Fishing at No Cost Governor Kathy Hochul announced on June 26th, that June 29-30 is a free fishing weekend in New York State. During free fishing days, the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $517.5 Million Project to Replace Two Bronx River Parkway Bridges

New Bridges Between East Tremont Avenue and Bronx Park Will Enhance Safety and Resiliency Along Vital Commuter Artery Project Includes Creation of Shared-Use Path with Connection to Bronx River Greenway for Pedestrians and Cyclists …

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $21.5 Million for Nature-Based Solutions to Lower Emissions and Sequester Carbon

$8.5 Million Awarded through Natural Carbon Solutions Innovation Challenge $13 Million Now Available for Projects that Mitigate Impacts of Extreme Heat and Reduce Building Emissions Supports State’s Climate Leadership and Community…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul - June 26, 2024

“Since the moment I was sworn in as Governor, I have demonstrated unwavering support for the MTA and worked in close partnership with Chair Lieber to deliver a world-class public transit system for New Yorkers. I have invested in robust public…

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Governor Hochul Announces Annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Set for Jones Beach

Display Lights Up the Sky Over Long Island's Popular Oceanfront Destination Governor Kathy Hochul on June 26th, announced the fireworks display at Jones Beach State Park will again take place on Independence Day, July 4, illuminating the sky at…

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Governor Hochul Announces $38 Million in Funding to Support Critical Infrastructure Improvements at New York Colleges and Universities

Grants Will Help To Modernize Facilities, Enhance Student Experience and Spur Economic Development at 33 Private, Not-for-Profit Colleges and Universities See Full List of Awards Governor Kathy Hochul on June 26th, announced $38 million…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $17.4 Million Project to Rehabilitate Three Key Bridges in the Hudson Valley

New Bridge Decks, Road Surfaces and Concrete Repairs Will Enhance Safety and Improve Resiliency Along Important Travel Corridors Governor Kathy Hochul on June 25th, announced that work is underway on a $17.4 million project to rehabilitate three…

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Governor Hochul Announces $20 Million Awarded to Help Refugees Find and Maintain Employment

Funding To Assist Recently Resettled Refugees Transition to Life in New York State Nearly 4,200 Refugees Resettled in New York State Last Year Governor Kathy Hochul on June 25th, announced that $20 million has been awarded to 17…

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Governor Hochul Announces $10 Million is Now Available for Large-Scale Thermal Projects That Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New Large-Scale Thermal Program Supports Decarbonizing Heating, Cooling, and Hot Water Systems in Buildings, Including Designs for Multiple Buildings Served by Thermal Energy Networks Governor Kathy Hochul on June 25th, announced $10 million is…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $956 Million in Financing to Fund Upgrades at School Districts Statewide

Tax-exempt Bonds Issued by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Will Support 69 Public School Districts – See Full List of Projects Here Governor Kathy Hochul on June 25th, announced that approximately $956.8 million in…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 123-Unit Affordable and Supportive Housing Redevelopment in Rochester

Adaptive Reuse of Historic Utz and Dunn Shoe Company Building Creates Energy-Efficient Homes in Rochester's Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Governor Kathy Hochul On June 25th, announced completion of Canal Commons, a development that converted a…

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Governor Hochul Announces Guidance to Combat Discrimination in Affordable Housing Insurance

Guidance Informs Insurers That They Are Prohibited From Inquiring About or Making Coverage Decisions Based on a Property’s Status as an Affordable Housing Development or a Tenant’s Source of Income Builds on Governor’s FY 2025…

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Governor Hochul Announces Grand Opening of Constellation Brands' New $50 Million Global Headquarters in Downtown Rochester

Leading Beverage Alcohol Company Bringing Hundreds of Employees to the City Center at Repurposed Historic Aqueduct Building Along the Genesee River NYS Investments Further Support Efforts To Revitalize Rochester’s Urban Center Through the…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Grand Opening of Constellation Brands’ New $50 Million Global Headquarters in Downtown Rochester

Governor Hochul: “This is one of the first places I came to as Governor of the State of New York because I wanted the people of upstate to know – especially this Finger Lakes, Western New York region – that I would never forget…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Reproductive Health Rights

Governor Hochul: “In fact, in America today, one in three women live under an abortion ban. Women are being turned away from emergency rooms, being denied basic health care, even basic fertility treatments like IVF are under siege in many…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of New Ransom Road Bridge Over the NYS Thruway in Erie County

Ransom Road Bridge Replacement is Part of $4 Million Project That Included Increased Vertical Clearance to Meet Industry Standard, Reconstructed Bridge Approaches, and Safety Upgrades New Bridge Over I-90 Replaces Structure That Was Original to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Funding for SUNY Community Colleges to Prepare the Health Care Workforce, Meet Student Mental Health Needs

$8 Million Operating Increase in Enacted State Budget is First in Nine Years SUNY Chancellor King Joined Broome and Binghamton Leaders, Students, Faculty, Elected Officials, and Business Partners to Address the Significant Investment…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on CNN’s State of the Union

Governor Hochul: “As we mentioned the anniversary, he should lean hard into the fact that now, one out of three American women live with an abortion ban. That is directly correlated to Donald Trump's promise. One of the few promises he kept…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul - June 23, 2024

"New York is expecting a wide range of extreme weather on June 23rd. The majority of the state is at risk for severe thunderstorms and the National Weather Service issued tornado watches for Albany, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton,…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation With Reverend Al Sharpton

Governor Hochul: “This should be a national policy. If the federal government followed what we're doing here in New York, we could have a healthier next generation of young people who emerge from their teenage years, which are stressful…

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What They Are Saying: Governor Hochul Signs Nation-Leading Legislation to Restrict Addictive Social Media Feeds and Protect Kids Online

Governor Kathy Hochul on June 20th, signed nation-leading legislation to combat addictive social media feeds and protect kids online. Legislation S.7694A/A.8148A establishes the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) For Kids Act to require social…

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Governor Hochul Unveils Winning Proposal to Transform Former Downstate Correctional Facility in Dutchess County Into Vibrant, Mixed-Use Development

Proposal from Conifer Realty, LLC Would Redevelop Former Prison Into Nearly 1,300 Units of Mixed-Income Housing and Community Space, Creating up to 200 Construction Jobs Builds on Governor’s Vision To Reimagine Vacant and Underutilized…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul - June 21, 2024

“On June 21’s Supreme Court decision reinforces a simple point: common-sense gun safety laws save lives. "In New York, we have some of the nation's strongest laws to keep people safe from gun violence and protect survivors. Our…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff for Fallen New York State Forest Ranger

Governor Kathy Hochul on June 21st, directed flags on State buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 22 in honor of Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Ranger Robbi Mecus. Ranger Mecus died in an ice…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Governor Hochul: “So many young people have been taken into a dark space because the tech companies have designed these addictive algorithms to pull them in and hold them captive at a time when they should be out socializing with other people,…

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Governor Hochul Announces First Round of Payments Under New York’s $10 Million Volunteer Firefighter Training Stipend Program

Initial Stipends Totaling $140,250 Issued to 105 Students From More Than 50 Fire Departments Throughout the State Stipends Range From $500 to $1,250 Depending on Completion of Various Training Courses Program Developed To Help Strengthen…

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Governor Hochul Announces $32 Million Now Available for Shared Electric Transportation Solutions

New Clean Mobility Program Supports Community-Led Planning and Demonstration Projects That Solve Local Transportation Needs and Help Reduce Emissions Supports Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on MSNBC

Governor Hochul: “My mother grew up in a household that was abusive. She became a champion for victims of domestic violence her entire life. She went to the State Capitol, where I work now, to lobby to get changes back in the 1970s when people…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solicitation to Deliver Clean Electricity Across the State

Final Proposals for Large-Scale Land-Based Renewable Energy Projects Due in August 2024 Supports Progress Toward Achieving New York’s Climate Act Goal to Obtain 70 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2030 Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Approval of New York’s Nation-Leading Six Gigawatts Energy Storage Roadmap

Comprehensive Roadmap Expands State's Successful Energy Storage Programs to Unlock the Rapid Growth of Renewables and Bolster Grid Reliability and Customer Resilience Storage Deployments Expected to Reduce Projected Future Statewide Electric System…

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Governor Hochul Joins Attorney General James and Bill Sponsors to Sign Nation-Leading Legislation to Restrict Addictive Social Media Feeds and Protect Kids Online

Legislation S.7694A/A.8148A Establishes the SAFE For Kids Act To Put First-in-the-Nation Restrictions on Addictive Social Media Feeds for Minors Legislation S.7695B/A.8149A Enables the New York Child Data Protection Act To Prohibit Online Sites…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins Attorney General James and Bill Sponsors to Sign Nation-Leading Legislation to Restrict Addictive Social Media Feeds and Protect Kids Online

Governor Hochul: “Today, we save our children. We have heard their cries for help, reminding us as adults that we have a moral responsibility to protect young New Yorkers from harm and from addictive forces that are trying to transport them…

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Governor Hochul Announces $300 Million Investment to Make Water Infrastructure Projects Affordable Across New York State

Approval of Financial Assistance Authorizes Municipal Access to the Capital Needed for Projects that Reduce Risks to Public Health and Improve Water Quality Funding Empowers Communities to Affordably Invest in Lifesaving Infrastructure Improvements…

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Governor Hochul Announces $97.7 Million to Support Enhancement of Alternative Transportation Options in Local Communities

Funding Supports Construction of New Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, Bus Shelters and Other Improvements to Facilitate Environmentally Friendly Modes of Travel Projects Advance New York State’s Nation-Leading Climate Goals Governor…

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Governor Hochul Releases Final Report From New York State Commission on African American History and Announces $16 Million to Advance Recommendations

Report Details Commission’s Policy Recommendations To Support and Uplift the Black Community in New York State Governor Hochul Signed An Executive Order in March 2022 To Establish the Commission In Honor of Juneteenth, State…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Juneteenth in Queens

Governor Hochul: “For the first time in history – a commission to study reparations. Because the legacy of enslavement has not ended back in the 1800s. It didn't end in the 1900s. It did not end in the 2000s. We are still living with the…

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Governor Hochul Activates State Emergency Operations Center Ahead of Four-Day Extreme Heat Weather Event Projected to Impact New York

Beginning from June 18th, Record Temperatures Forecasted for Western, Central and Northern New York and the Capital Region Extreme Heat is the Leading Cause of Weather-Related Deaths Nationwide, According to CDC Data New Yorkers Encouraged…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Activates State Emergency Operations Center Ahead of Four-Day Extreme Heat Weather Event Projected to Impact New York

Governor Hochul: “Every region of upstate is going to be hit with a over 100-degree real feel. How are we preparing? As I said, this is an all-of-government approach and we need to focus all of our energy on protecting the health and safety of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Hundreds of Illicit Storefronts Shut Down by the New York State Task Force, Leading to a Surge in Sales for Legal Retailers

State Agencies Closed 114 Stores Since Launch of the Cannabis Enforcement Task Force; Localities, Including New York City, Report an Additional 400 Closures Due to New Legislation Signed By Governor Hochul Legal Retailers in Enforcement Areas…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Hundreds of Illicit Storefronts Shut Down by the New York State Task Force, Leading to a Surge in Sales for Legal Retailers

Governor Hochul: “New York State is rapidly building the most expansive, equitable cannabis market in the nation. One that uplifts black and brown New Yorkers who have been victimized by the war on drugs. It delivers opportunities to…

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Governor Hochul Announces 35-Unit Senior Housing Development Opens in Seneca County

Historic Main Street School in Waterloo Has New Life as LaFayette Apartments Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces 2023-24 Carey Gabay Scholarship Program Winners

Five Incoming SUNY Students to Receive Full Scholarships Honors Carey Gabay’s Legacy and Commitment to Social Justice, Leadership and Mentorship Governor Kathy Hochul on June 18th, announced the five 2023-24 winners of the Carey…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Unither Pharmaceuticals’ $106 Million Investment to Modernize 350,000 Square-Foot Facility in Monroe County

French-Based Company Commits to 43,000 Square-Foot Expansion in Town of Henrietta to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Expand Warehouse Capabilities, and Improve Sustainability Measures – Will Create Up to 180 New Jobs Builds on Governor’s…

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Governor Hochul Announces Free Admission to State Park Sites During This Week's Heat Wave

Free Admission to All State Park Locations on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 To Help New Yorkers Beat the Heat at Beaches and Pools Cooling Features Such as Misters and Sprays To Be Added at Several State Park Sites Throughout New York…

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Ahead of Record-Setting Extreme Heat, Governor Hochul Deploys Statewide Resources and Urges New Yorkers to Take Precautions to Protect Their Health

Governor Activates 50 Members of New York National Guard to Provide Assistance as Needed Extreme Heat Poses Significant Public Health Risk; is the Leading Cause of Weather-Related Deaths in America Find Cooling Centers in New York State and New…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on Spectrum News to Update New Yorkers on Extreme Heat Weather Event

Governor Hochul: “The most deadly weather event for human beings is heat. We will have extreme heat, this could be life threatening. So, this is how seriously people need to take it. You have to know what the symptoms are of heat stroke. This…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $4.7 Million Project to Rehabilitate Bridges on the Thruway in Herkimer County

Project Includes New Concrete Deck and Substructure Repairs Project Expected to be Complete in Fall 2025 Governor Kathy Hochul on June 17th, announced the start of a $4.7 million project to rehabilitate the I-90 eastbound and westbound…

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Governor Hochul Reminds New Yorkers That New Law Requiring Paid Break Time for Breast Milk Expression Takes Effect Starting June 19

Legislation Requires Employers to Provide 30 Minutes of Paid Break Time for Employees to Express Breast Milk Builds on Governor’s Commitment to Improving Maternal and Child Health and Supporting Families in the Workplace – Including…

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Governor Hochul Announces Funding to Support Education and Support Services for Children With Autism

$3 Million Capital Funding Commitment for Anderson Center for Autism in Dutchess County Funding Will Help to Rebuild Carriage House and Help Address Workforce Shortage Governor Kathy Hochul on June 17th, announced capital funding for the…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on the Extreme Weather

Governor Hochul: “Starting in some parts of our state today, but certainly into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, we are going to be having an extreme heat event. This is not a natural hot weather stretch for us here in the State of New…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Funding to Support Education and Support Services for Children With Autism

Anderson become a reality. And the next generation of behavioral health specialists will get invaluable on the job training with the community, and they'll go on to live purposeful careers.” Hochul: “I have to tell you having witnessed…

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B-roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Marches in 49th Annual Buffalo Juneteenth Parade

Governor Hochul: “Let's keep pushing forward to make sure that we honor their stories, their struggles, their sacrifice and the resiliency of a people who find themselves here today after suffering incalculable loss two years ago, but my God,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nominations for State and National Historic Places

Nominations Represent Varied Histories Highlighting Stories Across New York State During Pride Month, Additional Documentation is Being Added to the National Register-listed Greenwich Village Historic District in New York City Recognizing its…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul

“Exactly one month ago, we marked the anniversary of the deadly Buffalo massacre - the horrific day when a hate-fueled gunman murdered ten of our neighbors, using a bump stock to transform his firearm into an even deadlier weapon. Today's…

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One Year After Boating Accident in Lockport, Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Expand Oversight and Prevent Future Tragedies

Governor Hochul Proposed the Legislation Following Tragic Tour Boat Accident in Lockport Cave That Killed One Passenger and Injured Several Others S.9241/A.10399 Grants the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Authority…

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Governor Hochul Announces Progress Toward Transforming Former Syracuse Developmental Center Site Into Vibrant, Mixed-Use Development

Demolition of Long-Vacant 600,000 Square-Foot Structure Will Make Way for More Than 250 New Homes, 7.5 Acres of Green Space, and 3,600 Square Feet of Retail as Part of Phase I Construction Investment Complements “CNY Rising” –…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Progress Toward Transforming Former Syracuse Developmental Center Site Into Vibrant, Mixed-Use Development

Governor Hochul: “We also have to continue tackling affordability for New Yorkers… Supply and demand, basic economics, right? Shortage of supply, the prices go up… So as a result, it's just more expensive here than it should be.…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Upcoming Extreme Heat Event

Governor Hochul: “New York is expected to experience damaging thunderstorms today and will be hit with extreme heat starting Monday and lasting through Friday. Now, we must be cognizant of the fact that heat is the number one cause of death…

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ICYMI: Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on CNN with Laura Coates

Governor Hochul: "Before I became Governor, hate crimes were not even bail eligible. You couldn’t hold someone for committing one of these horrific crimes. I changed the bail laws so that hate crimes are now eligible. So, judges and…

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Statement from Governor Hochul on Supreme Court Decision

“Women across America are breathing a sigh of relief today as the Supreme Court unanimously rejected a callous attempt to ban medication abortion – a case that should have never reached our nation's highest court in the first place.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 69-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development in Cayuga County

The Port Byron Apartments Replaces Outdated Building With New, Energy-Efficient Apartments, and On-Site Support Services Investment Complements 'CNY Rising' - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy…

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Governor Hochul Announces Founding Members of New York’s Emerging Technology Advisory Board

IBM and Girls Who Code CEOs Will Lead Independent Group of Advisors to Inform and Accelerate New York’s Transformation into Innovation Hub Members Include Leaders from Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Manufacturing, Finance, Biotechnology…

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Governor Hochul Announces Protection of 275 Acres of Open Space in Cayuga County

Acquisition Protects Water Quality of Owasco Lake Watershed Lands Offer New Space for Passive Outdoor Recreation in Fillmore Glen State Park Governor Kathy Hochul on June 13th, announced that New York State, in partnership with The Nature…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Severe Storms Friday and Several Days of Extreme Heat Next Week

Friday Storms Could Impact Parts Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, and Mid-Hudson Valley with Heavy Downpours and Damaging Wind Gusts Extreme Heat and High Humidity Starting Monday and Continuing Through the Week With “Feels…

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Governor Hochul Announces 28% Decline in Shootings and Awards Nearly $36 Million to Local Law Enforcement

Shooting Incidents with Injury Declined 28 Percent Through May 2024 in Communities Participating in the State’s Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative Record-Level GIVE Funding for the Second Consecutive Year Will Help Law…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces 28 Percent Decline in Shootings and Awards Nearly $36 Million to Local Law Enforcement

Governor Hochul: “We'll continue to invest in crime fighting strategies that we know are working. We'll continue to give the police the tools they need to prevent shootings and protect our communities. And as Governor, I'll leave no stone…

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Governor Hochul Announces Over $5 Million is Now Available for Long Duration Energy Storage Projects

Funding Advances Energy Storage Solutions That Help Harness and Provide Stored Renewable Energy to New York's Electric Grid Supports Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal to Install 3,000 Megawatts of Energy Storage By 2030…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $39 Million Awarded to Develop Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs

Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs Provide Immediate Care and Treatment to New Yorkers Experiencing a Behavioral Health Crisis Nine Awards to Increase the Statewide Total to 31 Programs and Provide Additional Capacity to Serve Thousands…

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Governor Hochul Launches Application for 2024 Youth Agriculture Leadership Conference

Part of Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Efforts to Provide New York Students With Educational, Leadership, and Training Opportunities in Agriculture Conference Will be Held in November 2024 and Eligible Students Can Apply Through…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Greets Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Albany

Governor Hochul: “Today, we'll use this opportunity to discuss how we stay true to those core values in our dynamic and globalized world. This historic visit provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to confer with our Dutch partners on our…

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Governor Hochul and Minister Schreinemacher of the Netherlands Establish Partnership to Strengthen International Semiconductor Opportunities Between New York and the Netherlands

During Royal Visit by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Governor and Netherlands Minister Sign Memorandum of Understanding To Advance Shared Goals for the Future of Semiconductor…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul and Minister Schreinemacher of the Netherlands Establish Partnership to Strengthen International Semiconductor Opportunities Between New York and the Netherlands

Governor Hochul: “Our state and the Netherlands can really power the future and create a semiconductor renaissance that the rest of the world will follow. And in so doing, the governments must also incentivize innovation and aggressively…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New York Mobile ID

New York Mobile ID is a Secure, Digital Form of State-Issued Driver License, Learner Permit, or Non-Driver ID Can Be Used for Airport Security Screening at Select Airports Nationwide Download B-Roll and Soundbites Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Announces Ratification of 3-Year Labor Agreement With Security Supervisors Unit of Council 82

Agreement with Supervisory Security Members Covers Approximately 500 New York State Employees Agreement Includes Yearly Salary Increases, Increases in Location Pay, Up to 12 Weeks Fully Paid Parental Leave, and Changes in Health Benefits…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $21.2 Million Southern Tier Bridge Replacement and Safety Project

Bridge Carries U.S. Route 11 over Tioughnioga River in the Village of Whitney Point, Broome County Investment Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Construction Underway on Over 100 New Affordable and Supportive Apartments in Binghamton

Court Street Apartments Will Feature On-Site Supportive Services; Extensive Energy-Efficiency Measures Governor Kathy Hochul on June 11th, announced construction has begun in the city of Binghamton to transform a vacant warehouse and office…

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Governor Hochul Announces $21 Million Available to Help Dairy Farmers Protect Water Quality and Reduce Carbon Footprint

Part of $55 Million Secured in FY25 Enacted Budget to Advance New York State as a National Leader in the Dairy Industry New York is the Nation’s Top Producer of Cream Cheese and Yogurt – the Official New York State Snack Governor…

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Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Be 'Air Quality Aware' This Summer

New York State Promotes Importance of Air Quality Monitoring as Warmer Weather Approaches Governor Kathy Hochul on June 11th, encouraged New York residents and visitors to include air quality awareness in their daily warm weather routines.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Issuance of 105 Additional Adult-Use Licenses

Cannabis Control Board Approves 105 Adult-Use Licenses, Bringing Total Adult-Use Licenses to 654 Issued in 2024 Thus Far CCB Approves Home Grow Cannabis Cultivation, Empowering Enthusiasts and Enriching Communities New York State Now Has Over 132…

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Governor Hochul Announces Funding to Expand Bronx Maternal Health Care Center and Takes Action to Increase Access to Doulas

$8 Million Capital Commitment to Expand Healthcare Clinic With All-Inclusive and Integrated Programming, Including a Maternal Health Center of Excellence New Standing Order Issued by NYS Commissioner of Health Expands Access to Doula Services…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Leadership Appointments at the Office of Cannabis Management

Appointees to Lead Operational Overhaul at OCM and Implement Recommendations from Task Force Report Governor Kathy Hochul on June 10th, announced three new leadership appointments at the Office of Cannabis Management, part of a sweeping…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Makes a Maternal Health Announcement

Governor Hochul: “Maybe it takes the first mom Governor to understand how critically important it is for moms and babies to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. And it's something that other communities can take for granted, but there are…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $18.4 Million Pavement Improvement Project on NYS Thruway in Rockland County

Project Includes Full-Depth Pavement Repairs and Resurfacing in the Town of Ramapo Work Scheduled to Be Completed by End of 2024 Part of $377.4 Million Regional Investment Over the Next Five Years Governor Kathy Hochul on June 10th,…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce Start of Construction on Transformation of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Into Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Hub

City’s First Offshore Wind Transmission Connection and Port at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal to Become Staging Hub for Empire Wind 1 Project, Which Will Deliver 810 Megawatts of Renewable Electricity to New York Expected to Create More Than…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $45 Million Pavement Rehabilitation and Safety Enhancement Project in Chautauqua County

Project Includes Pavement Rehabilitation with Full and Partial Depth Repairs to Nearly 35 Miles of the Thruway System and Vertical Clearance Improvements for Bridges in 16 Locations to Prevent Future Bridge Hits Project Scheduled to Be Completed…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Construction Complete on $19.4 Million Investment on State Route 390 in Monroe County

Project Enhanced Pavement and Bridges for Nearly 80,000 Daily Users of the Highway Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – the Region’s Comprehensive Strategy To Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park Visitor Center on Long Island

Project Upgrades Include Improved Parking, Enhanced Exhibits, ADA-Accessible Restrooms and Sustainability Upgrades Photos Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on June 10th, announced the completion of a new Visitor Center, improved…

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Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of Administration Appointees by Senate

Governor Kathy Hochul on June 8th, announced the confirmation of new administration appointees by the Senate. "New Yorkers deserve the best and brightest public servants to lead us into a new era for New York," Governor Hochul said. "These…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Bargain Grocery at $75 Million Flanigan Square Mixed-Use Development Project in Troy

With Phase One Completed, the New Grocery Store Will Help to Combat Local Food Insecurity River Street Project Well Underway to Create 72 Mixed-Income and 123-Unit Senior Housing Facility Governor Kathy Hochul on June 7th, announced the…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month in New York State

Landmarks Across the State Will Be Illuminated Orange on June 7th night, to Mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Which Also Kicks Off Wear Orange Weekend Read Governor Hochul’s Proclamation Here Governor Kathy Hochul on June…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Legislative Passage of Nation-Leading Bills to Combat Addictive Social Media Feeds and Protect Kids Online

SAFE For Kids Act Will Restrict Access to Addictive Algorithmic Feeds; Child Data Protection Act Will Keep Personal Data Safe Governor Hochul Partnered With Students, Parents, Elected Leaders To Push for Transformative Legislation…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on the Final Day of the Legislative Session

Governor Hochul: “My job is not to make it harder or more expensive for New Yorkers to live in our state – working hard, make ends meet, raise their families. As I said in my remarks two days ago, New Yorkers tell me they're just not…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $33 Million Awarded to New York Farms to Protect More Than 12,300 Acres of Farmland

33 Projects Awarded in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, and Capital Regions will Conserve 12,356 Acres of Viable Agricultural Land through the Farmland Protection Program 118,400 Acres of Farmland…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 40-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development in Franklin County

Harison Place Replaces Fire-Damaged Building in Village of Malone with 40 Affordable, Supportive Apartments and Commercial Space Governor Kathy Hochul on June 6th, announced completion of Harison Place, an affordable and supportive housing…

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Governor Hochul Announces 'Small Business Summer Series' to Connect New York’s Small Businesses to Vital Resources, Support, and Services

Beginning on June 17, Second Interagency Small Business Tour Will Stop in Nine New York Communities to Help Businesses Navigate Licensing, Regulations, Taxes and Other Important Topics – Registration Now Open Launches Regional Minority - and…

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Governor Hochul Announces 'Small Business Summer Series' to Connect New York’s Small Businesses to Vital Resources, Support, and Services

Beginning on June 17, Second Interagency Small Business Tour Will Stop in Nine New York Communities to Help Businesses Navigate Licensing, Regulations, Taxes and Other Important Topics – Registration Now Open Launches Regional Minority - and…

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Governor Hochul Unveils Application Guidelines for More Than $11 Million in ConnectALL Funding to Expand Broadband Access Ahead of Application Launch Later This Month

Request for Applications to $10 Million Regional and Local Assistance Program To Build Local Government Capacity for Broadband Deployment, Digital Equity Initiatives Will Launch June 17 – Guidelines Available Here Request for Applications to…

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What They Are Saying: Support Grows as Governor Hochul Pauses Congestion Pricing to Address the Rising Cost of Living in New York

Governor Kathy Hochul on June 5th, addressed New Yorkers on affordability and the cost of living and directed the MTA to indefinitely pause congestion pricing to avoid added burdens to working- and middle-class families. State Senator Luis R.…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Addresses New Yorkers on Affordability and the Cost of Living

Governor Hochul: “Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground — not from the rhetoric from five years ago. So, after careful consideration, I have come to the difficult decision that implementing the planned…

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Governor Hochul Announces $10 Million for Town of Islip Regional Shellfish Hatchery

Regional Shellfish Hatchery Will Expand New York’s Blue Economy and Foster Sustainable Development and Resiliency on Long Island Upgraded Facility To Increase Oyster and Clam Production To Meet Growing Regional Market Demand Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces 13 Initial Projects Selected to be Funded Through Transformational Regional Revitalization Partnership Initiative in Rochester

Effort to Provide Nearly $26.3 Million for the Selected Phase One Projects; Builds on Governor’s Focused Efforts to Target and Improve Impoverished Areas in Rochester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls Initiative Links Private Funders with…

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What They Are Saying: Governor Hochul Announces Pause on Congestion Pricing to Address the Rising Cost of Living in New York

Governor Kathy Hochul on June 5th, addressed New Yorkers on affordability and the cost of living and directed the MTA to indefinitely pause congestion pricing to avoid added burdens to working- and middle-class families. State Senator Monica R.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction to Rehabilitate Over 200 Affordable Apartments in Ulster County

Project Will Upgrade and Preserve Affordable Housing at Three Properties in Kingston, Saugerties, and the Town of Ulster Governor Kathy Hochul on June 4th, announced that construction has begun to rehabilitate 212 affordable apartments at three…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police Arrest 225 People for DWI Over Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers Issue Nearly 11,000 Tickets During Campaign To Combat Drunk and Impaired Driving Over Memorial Day Weekend Builds on Governor’s Commitment to Keeping New Yorkers Safe on Roadways Governor Kathy Hochul announced on June 4th,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Ratification of 3-Year Labor Agreement With PBA of New York State

Agreement With New York State Agency Police Services Unit Covers More Than 1,100 New York State Employees Agreement Includes Yearly Salary Increases, Increases in Location Pay, Up to 12 Weeks Fully Paid Parental Leave, and Changes in Health…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Finalization of New Contracts for Empire Wind 1 and Sunrise Wind

Once in Operation in 2026, Offshore Wind Projects Will Be the Largest Power Generation Projects in New York State in Over 35 Years Supports Progress Towards Achievement of the State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on MSNBC’s Katy Tur Reports

Governor Hochul: “The State of New York has also had to provide resources to house these individuals, get them legal services and try to get them into jobs… We have a lot of people who come looking for a better life. We're trying to…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Groundbreaking for the Redevelopment of the Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo

$254 Million, 27-Building Development Will Replace Vacant 24-Building Complex, Creating 405 New Affordable Apartments in Buffalo’s First Ward Neighborhood Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Addressing the Housing Crisis by…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police Crackdown on Speeding

“Speed Week” Enforcement Campaign Runs June 3 Through June 9 Speeding is a Leading Cause of Fatal Crashes in New York State Each Year Troopers to Continue Work Zone Patrols and Target Violations of the ‘Move Over Law’…

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Governor Hochul Announces Appointment of Bea Hanson to Lead the New York State Office of Victim Services

Joins The Administration From The New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Where She Served As Senior Advisor Since January 2021 Office Provides a Critical Financial Safety Net For Individuals With No Other…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Celebrates Groundbreaking for the Redevelopment of the Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo

Governor Hochul: “In this year's budget, we reached an historic agreement on housing. I never dreamed that the issue of housing could be so controversial, but it was. And we leaned into it because failure was not an option. So, we had to have…

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Governor Hochul Announces Creation of Cayuga Shores Wildlife Management Area in Tompkins County

$2.5 Million Investment in Former Bell Station Property Will Permanently Protect 3,500 Feet of Pristine Cayuga Shoreline From Development and Enhance Recreational Opportunities Governor Kathy Hochul On June 3rd, announced the permanent…

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Governor Hochul Announces Agreement With Kaleida Health and Brooks-TLC Health Systems to Build New Hospital in Chautauqua County

New Brooks-TLC Hospital to be Built in the Village of Fredonia Newly Established Health Care Safety Net Transformation Program in FY25 Budget Enables New Partnership $74 Million Previously Awarded By New York State Will Support Project …

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $9.9 Million Project to Rehabilitate Three Bridges in Erie County

Project Will Enhance Safety and Improve Mobility Along Key Overpasses That Collectively Serve Over 25,000 Vehicles Daily Governor Kathy Hochul on June 3rd, announced that construction has begun on a $9.9 million project to rehabilitate three…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Agreement With Kaleida Health and Brooks-TLC Health Systems to Build New Hospital in Chautauqua County

Governor Hochul: “Long before I became Governor, there was a commitment to this community of $74 million to replace the aging facility in Dunkirk. That was a promise that was made to this community. But for years, it's been in limbo. It seemed…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Marches in JCRC-NY Israel Day on Fifth Parade

Governor Hochul: “Bring them home now… We stand together united as a state that says, ‘Let these families be in peace. Let them be with their loved ones. Let that happen not a day longer.’” Hochul: “We will…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates the Beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Issues Proclamation in Celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month LGBTQ+ Progress Flags Will Be Raised Across New York Stat State Landmarks to Be Lit on June 1 and June 23 to 30 Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation designating June 2024…

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Governor Hochul Announces 2024 'Get Outdoors and Get Together Day' is Saturday, June 8, 2024

Inclusive and Accessible Day of Family-Friendly Recreation and Fun Taking Place at DEC, State Parks, and Other Public Lands Across New York State Governor Kathy Hochul on May 31st, announced “Get Outdoors & Get Together Day”…

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Governor Hochul Hosts Roundtable With Parents to Discuss Efforts to Combat Youth Mental Health Crisis and Harmful Effects of Social Media

Continues Push for Nation-Leading Legislation To Combat Addictive Social Media Algorithms and Protect Kids Online Parent Roundtable Follows Recent Statewide Discussions With Students, Teachers and Mental Health Professionals Governor…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Hosts Roundtable with Parents to Discuss Efforts to Combat Youth Mental Health Crisis and Harmful Effects of Social Media

Governor Hochul: “This is my top priority at the end of session, just a few days left... If we, as the elected adults and the adults who care deeply about them from all across New York, if we don't listen to their cries for help and see the…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on MSNBC's Morning Joe

Governor Hochul: “Leave our kids alone. Let them socialize. They can talk to their friends but stop doing this. Stop selling our kids personal data for your financial gain. And also, parents should be able to turn it off at midnight, let the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 128-Unit Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Syracuse

Adaptive Reuse of Historic Moyer Carriage and Car Factory Creates New Housing in Onondaga County, Including 50 Apartments with Supportive Services Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Increase Housing Supply Across New York …

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Governor Hochul Announces $39.6 Million is Now Available to Low Income New Yorkers for Home Energy Efficiency and Electrification Upgrades

New York Becomes First State to Offer U.S. Department of Energy Home Energy Rebate Funding; Funds Now Available Through State’s EmPower+ Program Advances Climate Act Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 85 Percent by 2050 …

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Governor Hochul Announces $55 Million to Help At-Risk Youth Enter the Workforce this Summer

Summer Youth Employment Program Provides Jobs and Valuable Training for Young People FY25 Enacted Budget Increased Funding for the Program, Which Will Support the Employment of an Estimated 20,000 Youth From Low-Income Families This Summer …

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces $39.6 Million is Now Available to Low Income New Yorkers for Home Energy Efficiency and Electrification Upgrades

Governor Hochul: “The Inflation Reduction Act hasn't just revitalized our nation's economy – brought us back, created thousands of jobs, reinvigorated countless industries, bringing us opportunities where we had none – but it's…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul - May 30, 2024

"On May 30th's verdict reaffirms that no one is above the law. In preparation for a verdict in this trial, I directed my Administration to closely coordinate with local and federal law enforcement and we continue to monitor the situation. We are…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul - May 29, 2024

“In preparation for the Cricket World Cup, my Administration has been working for months with federal law enforcement and Nassau County to ensure New Yorkers and visitors are safe. This has included close coordination with the New York State…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of New $19 Million Affordable Housing Development in East Buffalo

Olympic Avenue Apartments Transformed Vacant School Into Affordable Homes Includes Energy-Efficient Features; Free Broadband Internet Governor Kathy Hochul on May 29th, announced the completion of rehabilitation work at East Buffalo's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Innovative New Energy Laboratory at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex

New York Power Authority Digital Power Grid “Twin” Enables Testing of New Technologies, Grid Improvements and Impacts of Integration of Renewable Resources Virtual Testing Platforms To Help Accelerate Adoption of New Clean Energy…

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Governor Hochul Announces First Awards Under Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund to Unlock Housing Potential and Build More Than 2,400 Homes in New York’s Mid-Hudson Region

$67 Million in Round I Funding Will Support 13 Local Projects To Build New Housing, Jumpstart Transit-Oriented Development, and Upgrade Local Infrastructure To Accommodate Future Housing Growth Awards Include First to Prioritize Localities…

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Governor Hochul Unveils New York’s First-Ever Youth Workers Bill of Rights to Help Protect and Empower Young Employees

Young People In New York State Will Receive Youth Workers Bill of Rights Outlining Minimum Wage, Anti-Discrimination, and Other Protections With Working Papers Fulfills Governor’s 2024 State of the State Commitment and Builds on Agenda to…

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Governor Hochul Meets With Advocates to Highlight Mental Health Resources for Young People and Efforts to Address Harmful Impacts of Social Media

Governor’s Ongoing Investment Expands Access to Innovative Youth Mental Health First Aid Training To Help Parents and School Staff Support Young People Struggling With Mental Health and Substance Use Issues Governor Continues Push for…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Meets With Advocates to Highlight Mental Health Resources for Young People and Efforts to Address Harmful Impacts of Social Media

Governor Hochul: “If we can't stand up and help our children get out of a crisis, then we have failed them. And I, as the Governor of the State of New York, don't accept failure as an option. So, this is the urgency that I'm bringing to this…

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Governor Hochul Announces $5 Million in Awards to 65 Domestic Violence Service Providers Statewide

Funds Will Be Provided Directly to Domestic Violence Survivors to Support Critical Needs Annual Commitment Delivers on Governor's 2024 State of the State Priority to Establish the SAFE (Survivors Access Financial Empowerment) Fund Follows…

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Governor Hochul Announces Appointments to Asian American and Pacific Islander Commission

Proclamation Declares May Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 14 State Landmarks to be Illuminated Pink and Light Blue to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month on May 28 Governor Kathy Hochul on May 28th, announced six appointments…

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Governor Hochul Announces U.S. Small Business Administration to Offer Federal Assistance to Residents and Businesses Affected by July 2023 Flooding

Homeowners, Residents and Businesses in Ontario, Orange and Contiguous Counties Impacted by July 9-10, 2023 Severe Weather Event May Apply for U.S. Small Business Administration Low-Interest Loans State Division of Homeland Security and…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Landmarks To Be Illuminated Red, White and Blue in Honor of Memorial Day

Issues Proclamation Memorializing Service Members Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice Governor Kathy Hochul on May 27th, announced that tonight 16 landmarks across New York State will be illuminated red, white and blue to commemorate Memorial Day on May…

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ICYMI: Governor Hochul’s Op-Ed in the New York Post: Pass Laws to Save NY Kids from Epidemic of Social-Media Despair

On May 27th, the New York Post published an op-ed by Governor Kathy Hochul highlighting her push to pass bills to combat addictive social media feeds and protect kids online before the end of the legislative session on June 6. Text of the op-ed is…

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Governor Hochul Meets With High School Students to Discuss Mental Health and Efforts to Address Harmful Impacts of Social Media

Governor Continues Pushing for Nation-Leading Legislation to Combat Addictive Social Media Feeds and Protect Kids Online in Final Weeks of Legislative Session Governor Kathy Hochul on May 24th, hosted a roundtable with students from…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Reopening of the Beaver Island Parkway Bridge Over I-190 in Grand Island, Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Bridge Replaced as Part of $8.3 Million Project Which Included Increased Vertical Clearance, Wider Travel Lanes and New Riding Surface Approximately 3.2 Million Vehicles Travel Over the Beaver Island Parkway Bridge Each Year More Than…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Meets with High School Students to Discuss Mental Health and Efforts to Address Harmful Impacts of Social Media

Governor Hochul: “We talked about how some of the students have the discipline to set social media aside during the school day. Others, there's just a pull that's constantly there. And it's something that we've been talking about — this…

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Governor Hochul Announces Centennial Celebration Events at New York State Parks

Visitors Encouraged To Participate in Special Centennial Activities Across New York State Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park Held Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 Governor Kathy Hochul on May 24th, encouraged New York…

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Governor Hochul Announces Crack Down on Impaired and Reckless Driving This Memorial Day

Construction-Related Temporary Lane Closures on NYS Highways To Be Suspended for the Holiday Weekend Governor Kathy Hochul on May 24th, announced that New York State Police, along with local and county law enforcement statewide, will…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Construction Complete on Two Historic Bridges in Nassau County in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Loop Parkway and Meadowbrook Parkway Drawbridges Open and Ready to Accommodate Travelers Headed to Long Island’s Magnificent Beaches Restoration Work Includes Replacement of Bridges’ Steel Decks Ahead of Memorial Day weekend,…

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Governor Hochul Grants Clemency to Thirteen Individuals

Continues to Fulfill Commitment to Grant Clemency on a Rolling Basis Builds on Governor's Efforts to Reform Clemency Process, Including Convening an Advisory Panel of Impartial Experts, Dedicating Additional Staff Resources, and Increasing…

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ICYMI: Governor Hochul Announces a Historic $15.2 Million Fine on Illegal Cannabis Operator

$15.2 Million Fine Against David Tulley, Owner of a Business Operating Six Illicit Cannabis Shops; Largest Penalty Issued In New York State to Date Judgment Comes a Month After Governor Hochul Enacted New Powers to Help Shut Down Unlicensed…

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Governor Hochul Announces Free Memorial Day Weekend Shuttle Bus for Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Path Resumes May 25

Hudson Link Buses Transport Thousands of Pedestrians and Bicyclists to Popular Shared-Use Path Each Year Governor Kathy Hochul on May 24th, announced that Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus servicing the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than 200 Municipalities Have Launched Applications to Become Pro-Housing Communities

More Than 60 Communities Have Received Pro-Housing Community Certification Making Them Eligible for Up to $650 Million in State Discretionary Funding – Full List of Communities Available Here Localities From Capital Region, Central New York,…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Public Health, Improve Water Quality in Suffolk County

Legislation S.8473/A.8993 Amends the Suffolk Water Quality Restoration Act Advances Ballot Referendum to Fund Long Term Investments in Clean Water for Suffolk County Governor Kathy Hochul on May 23rd, signed the Suffolk Water Quality…

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Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Hochul Announces Investments to Keep New Yorkers Safe in the Water Through NY SWIMS Initiative

Celebrates $100 Million to Redesign and Reimagine Abandoned Pool Complex at Jones Beach East Bathhouse; Renderings of Renovation and Photos of the Existing Condition of Bathhouse Available Here Launches $5 Million Lifeguard Grant Program to…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Public Health, Improve Water Quality in Suffolk County

Governor Hochul: “In a minute, I'll sign the Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act, and that law will clear the way for a referendum. So, the work begins after today. We're not done. This is the beginning. We need to make sure that all…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Investments to Keep New Yorkers Safe in the Water Through NY SWIMS Initiative

Governor Hochul: “We want to make sure New Yorkers have access to swimming opportunities that are safe on the water. For people who live near the water, who want to go vacation with their families, or just take a dip to cool off on a hot day.…

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Governor Hochul Announces $30 Million to Expand Inpatient Psychiatric Capacity Statewide

State Office of Mental Health Awards Funding for Nine Community-Based Hospitals to Develop a Total of 109 New Inpatient Beds Statewide State Funding to Aid Design, Property Acquisition, and Construction Costs Complements the Governor’s $1…

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Governor Hochul Announces $10 Million in Funding Available in Round Five of $68 Million Buildings of Excellence Competition

Competition Advances Carbon Neutral Buildings in New York State and Continues Early Design Support for Design Teams and Developers Supports Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 85 Percent by 2050…

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Governor Hochul Announces Office of General Services Taking Bids for Revamp of the Historic Lexington Avenue Armory

State and Federal Partnership With $40 Million in State Funding and $90 Million in Federal Funding Winning Bids Are Expected to Be Announced in Mid-August Governor Kathy Hochul on May 23rd, announced that the Office of General Services is…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Over $120 Million for Local Water Infrastructure Projects Across New York State

Approval of Financial Assistance Authorizes Municipal Access to the Capital Needed for Projects That Reduce Risks to Public Health and Improve Water Quality Governor Kathy Hochul on May 23rd, announced that the Environmental Facilities…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Bipartisan Border Deal

“Here we go again: Republicans in Congress have once again blocked bipartisan legislation to secure our border and address the migrant and asylum seeker crisis. President Biden and Senator Schumer negotiated the toughest, fairest border bill…

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Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Commissioner Daniel F. Martuscello III

Governor Kathy Hochul on May 23rd, announced the confirmation of Daniel F. Martuscello III as the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) by the Senate. Martuscello has served as Acting…

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Governor Hochul Continues Tackling Youth Mental Health Crisis with Nation-Leading Efforts to Protect and Support Young People

Nation-Leading Legislation to Address Harmful Impacts of Social Media and Protect Kids Online Among Governor’s Top Priorities in Remaining Weeks of 2024 Legislative Session Expanding School-Based Mental Health Clinics to Serve Thousands…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at SUNY Chancellor King's 2024 State of the University Address

Governor Hochul: “I laid out an ambitious goal, an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past – the neglect, the disinvestment that for too long have characterized the relationship of the state with its educational institutions. And I…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Continues Tackling Youth Mental Health Crisis With Nation-Leading Efforts to Protect and Support Young People

Governor Hochul: “We announced legislation to prohibit minors from being exposed to dangerous [social media] feeds and guard them from the online entities that work to collect their personal data... It is my priority to ensure that these…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Construction of 67 New Affordable and Supportive Homes in the Village of Menands in Albany County

Building Includes 35 Apartments for Previously Homeless or At Risk of Being Unhoused Veterans, With Onsite Support Services Governor Kathy Hochul on May 22nd, announced construction is underway on a 67-unit affordable housing development at…

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Governor Hochul Announces 11 Leading Real Estate Groups Selected as Part of Empire Building Challenge to Advance Climate-Friendly Buildings in New York State

New Digital Resource Created by NYSERDA and Leading Empire Building Challenge Partners to Support Broadscale Building Decarbonization Supports Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 85 Percent by…

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Governor Hochul Announces 19 Transformational Projects in New York City as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

19 Projects Announced in East Harlem, Garment District and Far Rockaway Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 22nd, announced a total of 19 transformational projects in New York City as part of two economic…

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Governor Hochul Announces 35 Transformational Projects in Central New York Communities as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

35 Projects Announced in Homer, Moravia, Hamilton and Phoenix Project Renderings Governor Kathy Hochul on May 22nd, announced a total of 35 transformational projects for Central New York communities as part of two economic development…

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Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of Administration Appointees by Senate - May 22, 2024

Governor Kathy Hochul on May 22nd, announced the confirmations of two administration appointees by the Senate. Walter T. Mosley has been confirmed as Secretary of State and Robert J. Rodriguez has been confirmed as President and Chief Executive…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul - May 21, 2024

“While right-wing extremists attempt to undermine our fundamental freedoms, New York will continue standing strong to protect women's health care and safeguard abortion rights. The Court of Appeals' unanimous ruling to uphold New York's…

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Governor Hochul Announces $11.6 Million to Develop Clean Energy Industry Workforce

New York Power Authority Commitment Supports Job Skills Training, Apprenticeships and Workforce Programming to Prepare New Yorkers for Employment in New York’s Expanding Clean Energy Economy Say Yes Buffalo to Engage High School Graduates in…

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Ahead of Camping Season, Governor Hochul Highlights $53 Million From FY 2025 Enacted Budget to Improve Public Safety at New York State Parks

Funding to Support Comprehensive Security Upgrades at State Parks and Campgrounds Security Enhancements to Include Improvements to Fencing and Lighting As Well As Camera and License Plate Recognition Installations Governor Hochul Also Launches…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $6 Million in Funding to Western New York Firms

Power Proceeds Funds to Support FeedMore’s Nearly $95 Million Expansion Governor Kathy Hochul on May 21st, announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees has approved more than $6 million in funding awards to two…

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Governor Hochul Announces 28 Transformational Projects in the Mohawk Valley as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

Projects Announced in Clinton, Kirkland, Cooperstown, Dolgeville and Sharon Springs Project Renderings Available Governor Kathy Hochul on May 21st, announced a total of 28 transformational projects for the Mohawk Valley region as part of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of the Empire State Service Corps Program

Lieutenant Governor to Spearhead 2024 State of the State Initiative in Partnership with SUNY to Promote Civics and Service Opportunities Application Set to Open in the Coming Weeks with First Corps Members to Begin This Fall Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Appointment of Merideth Andreucci to Lead Governor’s Office of Semiconductor Expansion, Management, and Integration

Will Oversee State Entity within Empire State Development Tasked with Coordinating New York's Efforts to Develop Semiconductor Industry Brings Extensive Background in Economic Development, Sustainability and R&D That Will Help to Implement…

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Governor Hochul Announces $10 Million Grant Funding to Support Efforts to Reduce Domestic Terrorism and Targeted Violence

Grant Applications Now Availablefor New York State Counties Every County in the State Now Has a Domestic Terrorism Prevention Plan Governor Kathy Hochul on May 21st, announced $10 million in additional grant funding for state efforts to…

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Governor Hochul Announces 21 Transformational Projects in the Mid-Hudson Region as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

21 Projects Announced in Port Jervis, Sleepy Hollow, Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 21st, announced a total of 21 transformational projects for the Mid-Hudson region as part…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff for Fallen New York State Trooper

Governor Kathy Hochul on May 20th, directed flags on State buildings to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on May 21 in honor of Staff Sergeant Benedicto Albizu Jr., a retired member of the New York State Police. On May 9, 2024, Staff Sergeant Albizu…

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During Visit to Ireland, Governor Hochul Announces SUNY Partnership With University College Cork to Advance Artificial Intelligence Research and Encourage International Collaboration in Education

Governor Hochul Directs the SUNY Collaborative Online International Learning Center to Partner With University College Cork – Program’s First Partnership With National University of Ireland System Supports New York’s Efforts to…

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Governor Hochul Announces 30 Transformational Projects in the Capital Region as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

Projects Announced in Cohoes, Cambridge, Coxsackie and Kinderhook Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 20th, announced a total of 30 transformational projects for the Capital Region as part of two economic…

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Photos and Remarks as Prepared: Governor Hochul Delivers Keynote Remarks at Global Economic Summit

Governor Hochul: “Cities can fail if we simply embrace the status quo and fail to look to the future. Sheer magnitude and concentration of people and economic power does not insulate any city from periods of decline. Skyrocketing housing…

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Governor Hochul Announces 22 Transformational Projects in Western New York as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

Projects Announced in Dunkirk, Wellsville and Lancaster Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 20th, announced a total of 22 transformational projects for the Western NY region as part of two economic development…

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Photos: Governor Hochul Honored at Civic Reception by Kerry County Council

Governor Kathy Hochul on May 19th, was honored at a civic reception by the Kerry County Council in Ireland. Governor Hochul is New York's first Irish American governor in nearly four decades, and her grandparents immigrated to America from County…

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Governor Hochul Announces 27 Transformational Projects in the Finger Lakes as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

$19 Million Awarded for Projects in Perry, Geneseo and Medina Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 17th, announced a total of 27 transformational projects for the Finger Lakes region as part of two economic…

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Governor Hochul Secures Partnership With Ireland-Based Guinness Enterprise Centre and Furthr to Foster Innovation and Collaboration Between New York and Irish Businesses

Governor Signs Memorandum of Understanding Establishing Partnership Between Empire State Development, Guinness Enterprise Centre and Furthr To Grow Entrepreneurship and Innovation Opportunities in New York and Ireland Builds on Governor’s…

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Photos: Governor Hochul Meets With Irish Government and Business Leaders

Earlier on May 17th, Governor Kathy Hochul met with Taoiseach Simon Harris to discuss shared challenges and opportunities, including tackling the housing crisis and growing the New York and Ireland economies. Governor Hochul also met with…

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Governor Hochul Announces $50 Million Investment From Irish Manufacturer Niacet Specialty Chemicals to Strengthen Semiconductor Supply Chain in Niagara Falls

County Kerry, Ireland-Based Chemical Manufacturer Will Invest $50 Million in Niagara Falls Facility To Create 36 New High-Paying Jobs Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Establishing a Global Hub for Semiconductor Manufacturing in New…

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Governor Hochul Announces Historic $50 Million Investment in the New York State Canal System

Funding Will Support Critical Infrastructure Projects Along Navigable Waterway and at Legacy Water Impounding Structures All Canal Locks and Lift Bridges Operating from May 17th through October 16th Video of First Vessels Entering Erie Canal at…

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Governor Hochul Announces 17 Transformational Projects on Long Island as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

$19 Million to Fund 17 Projects in Huntington Station, City of Long Beach and Village of Lindenhurst Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 17th, announced a total of 17 transformational projects for Long Island as…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $36.6 Million Pavement Improvement Project on Thruway in Orange County

Project Includes Full-Depth Pavement Repairs and Resurfacing Between Woodbury and Newburgh Work Scheduled to Be Completed By End of this Year Part of $377.4 Million Regional Investment Over Next Five Years Governor Kathy Hochul on May…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Resurfacing Project Along Northern State Parkway in Nassau County

New Road Surface and Pavement Markings Improve Mobility and Enhance Safety Along Key Stretch of Heavily Traveled Highway Governor Kathy Hochul on May 17th, announced that major work has been completed – ahead of schedule and under…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on 55-Unit Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Suffolk County

The Grove Will Create New Affordable Housing Opportunities in East Patchogue, Including Apartments with Supportive Services Builds on Governor’s Commitment to Increase Housing Supply Across New York Governor Kathy Hochul on May 17th,…

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Governor Hochul Announces 30 Transformational Projects in Southern Tier Communities as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

$19 Million to Fund Projects in Johnson City, Montour Falls and Waverly Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 17th, announced a total of 30 transformational projects for the Southern Tier region as part of two…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $8.7 Million Awarded Through the Office of Strategic Workforce Development

11 Projects Across the State Will Leverage More Than $16.2 Million in Public/Private Funding to Support More Than 1,700 Trainees for Over 60 Business Partners Launch of Improved Guidelines Will Streamline Awards Process and Scale Best Practices…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $300 Million Investment in Climate Resiliency During Major Address at The Vatican

Governor Hochul, Chair of the U.S. Climate Alliance, Delivers Remarks on New York's Bold Climate Resiliency Plans During Vatican Climate Summit Significant Funding for Climate Adaption and Mitigation, Waterfront Revitalization Projects and To…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $300 Million Investment in Climate Resiliency During Major Address at the Vatican

Governor Hochul: “These are the lessons that I take with me when I approach the issue of climate change and ask, “Is there justice for all under how we are approaching this?” And sadly, the answer is not yet. We're on a quest…

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Photos: Governor Kathy Hochul Delivers Remarks at Vatican Climate Summit

Earlier on May 16th, Governor Kathy Hochul was at the Vatican for an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis and to deliver remarks at a Pontifical Summit on climate change. During the summit, “From Climate Crisis to Climate Resilience,”…

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Governor Hochul Announces Progress in Effort to Rehouse Individuals Living on New York City’s Streets and Subway System

Safe Options Support Initiative Has Successfully Helped 450 Formerly Homeless Individuals into Stable Housing Initiative Continues to Expand with New Investment in New York City Teams Governor Kathy Hochul on May 16th, announced progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces Statewide Solar for All Program

Solar for All Program Will Efficiently Deliver Clean Energy Savings to Low-Income Households Goal of Delivering at Least $40 in Annual Bill Credits to More Than 800,000 Households Across the State PSC Improves Opt-In Community Distributed…

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Governor Hochul Announces $10.1 Million in Bridge Replacement Projects Across the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes

Three Projects Will Enhance Safety and Improve Mobility and Resiliency Along Key Travel Corridors Includes Reuse of Components from Former Tappan Zee Bridge Investment Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” – The Region’s…

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Governor Hochul Announces LIRR Copiague Station Now Fully Accessible

Station Upgraded with Street-Level Elevator and Accessible Entrances/Exits See Photos of Event Here; Video of Event Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 16th, announced that the Copiague Long Island Rail Road Station has been made accessible…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $21.8 Million Highway Improvement Project on Interstate 88, Otsego County

Pavement Reconstruction To Enhance Safety and Improve Driving Surface on Heavily Traveled Highway Linking Capital Region to Southern Tier Governor Kathy Hochul on May 16th, announced that major construction has begun on a $21.8 million…

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Governor Hochul Announces Award of Third Construction Contract for Transformative I-81 Viaduct Project in City of Syracuse

Scope of Third Contract Provides Gateway to City’s Northside Through New and Improved Interchanges Along Future Business Loop 81 Reconstruction of City Streets and New Bridges Will Enhance Safety and Mobility for Motorists, Pedestrians, and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Empire Wind I Receives Final Approval, Authorizing the Project to Start Construction

810MW Empire Offshore Wind Project Will Provide Enough Clean, Renewable Electricity for 388,000 New York Homes Project to Create Hundreds of Construction Jobs and Spur Significant Private Investment in Economic Development Represents Progress…

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Governor Hochul and International Leaders Sign Planetary Protocol to Advance Bold Climate Goals as Part of Vatican Climate Conference

The Planetary Protocol for Climate Change Resilience Recognizes Need for Prompt and Unified Action to Protect the Most Vulnerable and Address the Climate Crisis Governor Hochul, Chair of The U.S. Climate Alliance, Delivered Remarks on New York's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Progress in Bringing Down Gun Violence Throughout New York State

Shooting Incidents With Injury Decreased 37% Through the First Four Months of 2024 Compared to Five-Year Average Gun Violence Declined Two Years in a Row, Reaching Historic Lows New York State Police Continue To Seize Illegal Firearms at…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on Spectrum News

Governor Hochul: “I listened to the Pope speak in the morning and he talked about our responsibility to others and making sure that as we lead our nations in transitioning to clean energy and renewables, that we also make sure that those from…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean

Project Received Downtown Revitalization Initiative Funds to Preserve the Regional History and Culture of African Americans Photos of the Completed Project Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 15th, announced the grand opening of…

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Governor Hochul Announces 214th Session Graduation From the State Police Basic School

228 New Troopers Join the Ranks of the New York State Police On May 15th’s Graduation Increases the State Police Ranks to 4,977 Sworn Members Governor Kathy Hochul congratulated 228 new State Troopers as they graduated today from the…

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Governor Hochul Announces $14.7 Million to Strengthen New York’s Food Supply Chain Infrastructure Through Partnership With U.S. Department of Agriculture

Regional Food Systems Infrastructure Program Offers Competitive Grants for Projects Designed to Build Food System Resilience Applications Open Now and Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on May 15th, announced a cooperative agreement…

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Governor Hochul Announces Funding Awarded to New York Under Federal Thriving Communities Program

Five New York Communities will Receive Aid in Accessing Federal Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Thriving Communities Program Awarding $23.6 Million to Help 112 Communities Nationwide Governor Kathy Hochul on May 15th,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Record Ridership on MTA Commuter Railroads

LIRR Carried Over 260,000 Riders on Tuesday, May 14, Setting Single-Day Record Since Pandemic; Coincides With Record Day for Grand Central Madison With 41 Percent of Manhattan-Bound Riders Traveling to East Side Terminal Metro-North Recorded Best…

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Governor Hochul and Attorney General James Announce $8 Million Order and Judgment Against Saugerties Property Owners for Illegal Dumping

Joseph and Rachel Karolys Repeatedly Ignored Solid Waste and Water Pollution Laws at Three Properties They Owned in Ulster County Governor Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James on May 15th, announced an $8 million order and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of Administration Appointees by Senate

Governor Kathy Hochul on May 15th, announced the confirmations of two administration appointees by the Senate. Barbara Guinn has been confirmed as Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Dr. DaMia…

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Governor Hochul Announces $5.3 Million Investment in Iconic Douglass-Anthony Memorial Bridge in Rochester

First Preventative Maintenance Project on the Structure Since Originally Constructed in 2007 Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – the Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy…

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Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, Port Authority Announce Plan to Transform Brooklyn Marine Terminal With Investment in 122-Acre Brooklyn Waterfront, Support Future Growth of Howland Hook Marine Terminal

Agreement Between City and Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Will Advance Efforts at Brooklyn Marine Terminal and Howland Hook Marine Terminal City to Develop Modern Maritime Port Focused on Freight Bound for the Five Boroughs, Blue…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on 287-Unit Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Brooklyn

Final Phase of Marcus Garvey Extension Will Create New Affordable Housing on Mitchell-Lama Campus with On-Site Supportive Services Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Increase Housing Supply Across New York Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Progress to Enhance Overall Passenger Experience at Saratoga County Airport

Construction of New State of the Art Terminal, Adjoining Hangar Will Transform Saratoga County Airport into a Travel Hub for Commerce and World-Class Attractions Project Awarded $27 Million Through Governor’s Upstate Airport Economic…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, Port Authority Announce Plan to Transform Brooklyn Marine Terminal With Investment in 122-Acre Brooklyn Waterfront, Support Future Growth of Howland Hook Marine Terminal

Governor Hochul: “Hundreds and hundreds of new jobs for residents. Howland Hook has now poised to become even more vital in our supply chain, boosting New York City's economic growth. This is a good day. Brooklyn gets a revitalized waterfront,…

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Governor Hochul Forms New York State 250th American Revolution Commemoration Commission

Commission to Recognize 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence in 2026 Co-Chaired by Commissioners of the New York State Department of Education and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation…

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On the Two-Year Anniversary of Tops Shooting, Governor Hochul Highlights Resources to Address Trauma and Mental Well-Being in East Buffalo

‘Reimagine: I am the Change’ Mental Health Initiative Helps East Buffalo Address Trauma and Emotional Wellness Following Tops Supermarket Mass Shooting Governor Highlights Community Impact of Federal Grants Creating Network of Community…

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Governor Hochul Introduces 60 New Electric Buses to Operate in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn

17 New Bus Charge Points Now Operational at Grand Avenue Bus Depot in Maspeth, Queens View B-Roll Video Footage of Bus Charging View Photos of Event; View Video of Event Governor Kathy Hochul on May 14th, introduced 60 new electric…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks on Paid Prenatal Leave at Moms First Summit

Governor Hochul: “So, there's again another disparity — an income disparity — on whether or not you're going to get the prenatal care you need or not get it. That's why New York State will be the first State in America to say…

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Governor Hochul, Mayor Brown and the 5/14 Memorial Commission Unveil Final Design of Memorial Honoring the Victims of Tops Shooting in Buffalo

Governor Announces Additional State Commitment of $4.1 Million, Bringing State's Total Funding To $5 Million “Seeing Us” Was Chosen From 20 Submissions And Is The Result of Months Long Public Engagement Campaign That Helped Guide…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul, Mayor Brown and the 5/14 Memorial Commission Unveil Final Design of Memorial Honoring the Victims of Tops Shooting in Buffalo

Governor Hochul: “I want all the families to know, we will never leave you to carry this burden alone. We are at your side, and we'll also never be defeated by hate. We'll only rise up stronger in the face of it. That's who we are as…

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Governor Hochul Announces $127 Million to Police Departments and Sheriffs’ Offices for New Technology and Equipment to Prevent and Solve Crimes, Improve Public Safety

Following Request Issued Last Fall, Governor Hochul Funds Applications Made by 378 Law Enforcement Agencies Outside New York City to More Effectively Solve and Prevent Crime Governor Kathy Hochul on May 13th, announced $127 million to…

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Governor Hochul Launches Round XIV Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

New York State Consolidated Funding Application Now OpenWith Available Funding from More Than 20 Programs New Capital Grant Program Will Award Funds to Projects Located in Pro-Housing Certified Communities New Program to Support Small…

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Governor Hochul Invited to Address International Policy Summits in Italy and Ireland

Governor Hochul Invited To Participate in Pope Francis’ Summit “From Climate Crisis to Climate Resilience;” Will Deliver Remarks on New York's Climate Leadership Governor Hochul Will Also Deliver a Keynote at the Global Economic…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff to Honor New York State Thruway Authority Employee Vincent Giammarva

Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff May 13 Through Interment Governor Kathy Hochul on May 12th, announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff starting at sunrise on May 13 through interment in honor of New York State Thruway…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on Two Infrastructure Projects in Lower Hudson Valley

State Route 45 Complete Streets Project Supports Community Vision for Future Infrastructure and Multi-Modal Needs State Route 35 Resurfacing Project to Restore Pavement and Enhance Resiliency Governor Kathy Hochul on May 10th, announced that…

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Governor Hochul Directs Operational Overhaul of the Office of Cannabis Management

Comprehensive Recommendations Will End Licensing Bottleneck, Improve Communications and Transform OCM Operations Immediate Actions to be Implemented to Reform Licensing Processes and Increase Enforcement Against Illegal Storefronts $5…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Directs Operational Overhaul of the Office of Cannabis Management

Governor Hochul: “Now I've been frank with New Yorkers that I'm not satisfied. I even used the word disaster to describe the status quo. On May 10th, I'm here to announce an overhaul of the Office of Cannabis Management based on a review that…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Megaproject to Upgrade Metro-North Railroad’s Maintenance and Operations Hub at Croton-on-Hudson

Multi-Year Project Modernizes Repair and Support Shops, Allowing Metro-North to Continue Historic Pace of On-Time Performance Project Completion Announced Following Railroad’s Best Month for On-Time Performance in its 41-Year History …

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During National Small Business Month, Governor Hochul Highlights Commitment to Supporting New York’s Business Community

Governor Secured Funding for Major Small Business Initiatives as Part of FY 2025 Budget – Including Expansions of Signature Local Economic Development Programs Governor Launches $6 Million Innovation Matching Grant Program to Support…

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Governor Hochul Announces Pilot Program to Enhance Reach of Metro-North Railroad to Orange and Rockland Counties

Metro-North to Launch Weekend Service on Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry for First Time Ever and Provide Ticket Discounts on Newburgh-Beacon Ferry, Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry, Newburgh-Beacon Bus and Hudson Link Bus for Monthly UniTickets Ferry and Bus…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $86 Million Awarded to Create and Preserve 513 Units of Supportive, Emergency, and Transitional Housing Across New York State

State Funding Will Create 479 Units and 665 Beds of Permanent Supportive Housing and Create and Preserve 34 Units and 130 Beds of Emergency and Transitional Housing in Chenango, Cortland, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe, Oneida, Orange, Ulster, and Bronx…

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Governor Hochul Announces Steps to Advance Artificial Intelligence Capability at SUNY and Make New York National Leader in AI

Will Lay Groundwork to Bring the Power of AI to SUNY Campuses and Promote Responsible Research SUNY INSPIRE Center Will Scale AI Research and Scholarship to Advance Public Good New Departments of AI and Society at Select SUNY Campuses to…

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Governor Hochul Joins New York City Officials and Activists to Celebrate the Signing of Sammy’s Law

Law Allows New York City to Lower Speed Limit and Save Lives Governor Kathy Hochul on May 9th, was joined by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City officials, and activists to celebrate the passage of Sammy’s Law as part of the…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Steps to Advance Artificial Intelligence Capability at SUNY and Make New York National Leader in AI

Governor Hochul: “We'll build on that momentum with my newly enacted Empire AI Consortium. Remember that phrase … First in the nation, I love saying that. First in the nation, ten years, $400 million partnership between the state,…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins New York City Officials and Activists to Celebrate the Signing of Sammy’s Law

Governor Hochul: “We're here today because too many children have been hit and killed by cars speeding through our city streets. We've seen too many tears shed – families shattered. Communities traumatized by too many preventable crashes…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Addresses Proposed Federal Changes to Asylum Process

Governor Hochul: “I'm asking for the 10 Republican Members of Congress who represent, or say they represent the State of New York, to march into the Speaker's office and exercise the clout they have to ensure that there is a vote brought to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Project to Reduce Bridge Strikes at North Grand Island Bridges

$1.9 Million Project to Help Reduce Instances of Trucks and Other Over-Height Vehicles Striking the Underpasses Installation of Electronic Over-Height Detection Systems Along Niagara Scenic Parkway, LaSalle Expressway and Interstate 190 …

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul - May 9, 2024

“Earlier on May 9th, a Thruway Authority maintenance worker lost his life while setting up a work zone on the I-90 in Henrietta. Another was injured in the same incident and remains in serious condition. We are heartbroken over this senseless…

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Governor Hochul Launches First-in-the-Nation Climate Action Pilot Program to Help New York Hospitals Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Under Voluntary Pilot Program, NYSIF-Insured Hospitals Who Pledge to Reduce Their Carbon Emissions and Improve Resiliency Will Receive Premium Credits Up to $1 Million to Plan and Implement Climate Action Plans Governor Also Releases New NYSIF…

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Governor Hochul Announces $82 Million Available for New York State Artists, Arts and Culture Organizations

Guidelines for First Round of FY 2025 Council on the Arts Grants Now Available Here; Applications Open June 5 and Due by July 17, 2024 at 4:00 PM Additional NYSCA Capital Funding Opportunity to Launch in the Fall Governor Kathy Hochul on…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Groundbreaking for IMA Life North America, Inc’s $30 Million Expansion Project in Tonawanda

New 80,000-Square Foot Facility Will Support Company’s Production of State-of-the-Art Pharmaceutical Equipment — Including Equipment for Cancer-Fighting Treatments Expansion Will Allow the Company to Create 70 New Jobs and Retain…

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Following Recent Bomb Threats Against Houses of Worship, Governor Hochul Hosts Roundtable with Jewish Community Leaders to Spotlight $60 Million State Funding for At-Risk Groups

FY 25 & FY 24 Enacted Budgets Include Combined $60 Million for the Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program Governor Urges All Eligible Nonprofits to Apply for Funding Ahead of May 17 Application Deadline Governor Secured…

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Governor Hochul Announces Worksport Ltd. Will Expand Operations, Creating 280 New Jobs in Erie County

Solar Vehicle Cover Manufacturer Seeing Exponential Growth at its Town of West Seneca Facility Governor Kathy Hochul on May 7th, announced that Worksport Ltd. will invest $6 million and expand its state-of-the-art facility in the Town of West…

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Governor Hochul Awards More Than $3 Million in Conservation Partnership Program Grants

Funded Projects Will Progress New York’s Goal of Conserving 30 Percent of Public Land by 2030 Governor Kathy Hochul on May 7th, announced more than $3 million for 64 projects that will protect water quality, prevent farmland conversion,…

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Governor Hochul and National Weather Experts Recognize Hurricane Preparedness Week in New York State

More Than $11 Billion in State and Federal Recovery Funds Provided to Communities Impacted by Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Since 2014 $25 Million Allocated in 2024 State Budget to Help Local Governments Support Emergency Response New Yorkers…

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Governor Hochul Honors 68 Police Officers Who Sacrificed Their Lives in Service to Their Fellow New Yorkers

Names of 65 Men and Three Women Have Been Added to the New York State Police Officers Memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany State Landmarks Will Be Illuminated Blue Tonight, May 7, to Remember the Fallen and Recognize the Service of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Newly Renovated Affordable Housing Development in Chenango County

$5.2 Million Project Upgrades and Preserves Affordability at 18-Unit Rental Building in New Berlin Investment Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” – the Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at New York State Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony

Governor Hochul: “It's so hard to have gotten up and traveled here on May 7th, and sit with others in this holy unity of others who've suffered similar experiences, but you got up and showed the courage that your loved one had as…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Declaring This Week ‘Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week’ Throughout New York State

‘What’s Great in Our State’ Event Celebrates Programs and Advocates Successfully Advancing Children’s Mental Health Initiatives Builds on the Governor’s Landmark $1 Billion Mental Health Plan and Initiative to Drive Up…

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Governor Hochul Announces $50 Million Modernization Project at 146-Year-Old Genesee Brewery in Rochester

State Funding Will Support Project Upgrades to Create a World Class Packaging Facility in Rochester, Retaining 500 Jobs and Creating up to 57 New Jobs Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – the Region’s…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on 164-Unit Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Downtown Rochester

Center City Courtyard Transforms Parking Lot into Sustainable Affordable Housing Development with On-Site Supportive Services for Vulnerable Populations Builds on Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Increase Housing Supply Across New York…

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During Public Service Recognition Week, Governor Hochul Highlights Commitment to Supporting the Public Workforce

Governor Launched Major Initiatives to Grow and Modernize New York’s Public Workforce as Part of 2024 State of the State – Including Reviewing College Degree Requirements for Hundreds of Civil Service Titles and Expanding NY HELPS to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $13.7 Million Improvement Project on Thruway in Herkimer and Montgomery Counties

Project Expected to be Complete in Fall 2024 Part of $395 Million Regional Investment Over Next Four Years Governor Kathy Hochul on May 6th, announced the start of a $13.7 million pavement improvement project on the Thruway (I-90) in…

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Statement from Governor Hochul on Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor each of the 6 million Jewish lives lost at the hands of the Nazi regime and recall the stories of survivors and the horror they endured. This solemn day is not only about the past – it's about the…

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Governor Hochul Announces $15 Million for Expansion of Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence

Funding for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to Support $500 Million Expansion Plan Lab to Advance Research to Diagnose and Treat Pancreatic Cancer Builds on $55 Million Previously Committed by New York State Photos of the Governor…

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Following Landmark Housing Agreement, Governor Hochul Announces Suffolk County Site Will be First State Property Targeted for Housing

Governor Issues Requests for Proposals to Redevelop 13-Acre Department of Transportation Site on Conklin Street in East Farmingdale, Suffolk County and Provide Mixed-Income Residential Options for New Yorkers Builds on Governor Hochul's Commitment…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Historic Expansion of Tuition Assistance Program

FY 2025 Enacted Budget Modifies Tuition Assistance Program Qualifications to Increase Minimum Award to $1,000 and Raise Student Income Limits Changes Estimated to Benefit Roughly 93,000 Students, Including 48,000 Students Newly Eligible for TAP…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Makes a Higher Education Budget Announcement

Governor Hochul: “My dad had the power of that degree, that ticket to success, that led him to other opportunities and allowed my family to leave our circumstances and to continue to grow and to prosper. That is what I want and I expect for…

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B-Roll and Photos: Governor Hochul Visits Bolla Market in Lindenhurst to Discuss New Landmark Protections Against Organized Retail Theft

Earlier on May 3rd, Governor Hochul visited the Bolla Market in Lindenhurst, Long Island to meet with the Bolla Market President and CEO Harry Singh and discuss new landmark protections against organized retail theft included in the FY 2025 Enacted…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $60 Million Awarded to Create New Housing in 500 Accessory Dwelling Units

State ADU Plus One Program Provides Funding Across the State for New Structures, Garage Conversions, and Basement Apartment Legalizations Initial Funding Awards Will Assist Homeowners on Long Island, in Westchester County, Ulster County, and Town…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Statewide Efforts to Improve Maternal and Infant Health

New York Becomes First State in the Nation to Create Paid Leave Program for Prenatal Care; Separate from Existing 12 Weeks of Paid Family Leave Doula Services Now Covered for Pregnant and Postpartum Medicaid Members SinceMarch FY 2025…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Makes a Maternal and Infant Health Budget Announcement

Governor Hochul: “Women are in an impossible position sometimes, choosing between bringing home that paycheck to the size it's supposed to be and taking care of their own health and the health of their baby. I say those days are over in the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of 179-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development in New Rochelle

The Renaissance at Lincoln Park Offers Modern, Affordable Apartments in Downtown New Rochelle and New Facility for the Boys & Girls Club Governor Kathy Hochul on May 2nd, announced completion of The Renaissance at Lincoln Park, a $96…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Women’s Reproductive Health

Earlier on May 2nd, Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on women’s reproductive health. VIDEO of the event is available on YouTube here and in TV quality (h.264, mp4) format here. AUDIO of the Governor's remarks is available here.…

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Video, Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on College Campus Safety

Governor Hochul: “Students have a First Amendment right to speak their mind, protest, whether or not we agree with their political views. But when that protest evolves into violence, vandalism, destruction of property, even harassment, a line…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of 43North’s Annual Startup Competition to Attract Startups to Buffalo

Buffalo-based Accelerator Kicks Off Search for Five Companies to Receive $1 Million Investment Celebrates Decade of Investing in World-Class Entrepreneurs in Buffalo Interested Founders Can Find Application for 43North’s 2024 Startup…

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As Part of NY SWIMS Initiative, Governor Hochul Announces Up to $90 Million Available for Municipal Swimming Facilities in Underserved Communities

FY 2025 Enacted Budget Includes $150 Million to Expand Access to Safe Swimming, Address Equity Gaps and Provide Resources for Communities Facing Extreme Heat First Round of Funding Now Available for Municipal Swimming Facilities; Grant Applications…

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Governor Hochul Nominates Walter T. Mosley as New York’s 69th Secretary of State

Governor Nominates Community Leader, Former State Legislator to Lead Department of State Governor Kathy Hochul on May 1st, announced the nomination of Walter T. Mosley to serve as New York’s 69th Secretary of State. Mr. Mosley is a…

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Governor Hochul, Retail Workers and Small Business Owners Celebrate New Landmark Protections Against Organized Retail Theft

New Felony Penalties Created for Assaulting a Retail Worker $5 Million Tax Credit Available to Business Owners for Security Cameras and Other Anti-Theft Expenses $40.2 Million for Dedicated Retail Theft Teams for New York State Police and…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul, Retail Workers and Small Business Owners Celebrate New Landmark Protections Against Organized Retail Theft

Governor Hochul: “We're bolstering criminal penalties for anyone who assaults a retail worker. It won't just be a misdemeanor anymore. You think it's okay to walk in and assault a retail worker? You'll be charged with a felony. There are…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Opening of Corky Lee Exhibit to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

‘Focus on Justice: The Photography of Corky Lee’ on View in the New York State Capitol Learn More About the Exhibit Here Governor Kathy Hochul announces the opening of “Focus on Justice: The Photography of Corky…

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Governor Hochul Removes 15 Line Items From the FY 2025 Enacted Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul on May 1st, removed 15 line items from the FY 2025 Enacted Budget in accordance with Article VII of the State Constitution. The rejected additions are prior-year funding items that were fully expended and, therefore, not…

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Governor Hochul Proclaims May ‘Mental Health Awareness Month’ Throughout New York State

State Buildings and Landmarks to be Illuminated in Green on May 1 to Raise Awareness and Reduce Stigma Highlights Nation-Leading $1 Billion Plan to Strengthen the Mental Health Care System Governor Kathy Hochul on May 1st, recognized…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of $10 Million Mohawk Valley Empowers Grant Program to Address Regional Challenges to Workforce Participation

Mohawk Valley REDC Program Supported by $10 Million Award from Round XIII of Governor Hochul’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative - Application Available Here Additional $4 Million Capital Grant Awarded to SUNY Polytechnic…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Cowee State Forest in Rensselaer County

3,700 Acres of Land Acquired on Rensselaer Plateau will Protect Wetlands and Wildlife Habitat, Provide Recreation Opportunities, and Help Local Timber Economy Governor Kathy Hochul on April 30th, announced the permanent protection of 3,700…

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Governor Hochul Announces $12 Million in Infrastructure Improvements Underway in Onondaga County

New Bridge Deck and Concrete Barriers Will Extend Lifespan of I-81 Bridge Over East Colvin Street in the City of Syracuse New Roundabout to Improve Traffic Flow Along State Route 31 in the Town of Cicero Governor Kathy Hochul on April 30th,…

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Governor Hochul Launches New York State Healthcare Workers for Our Future Scholarship Program

Program to Help Address the Shortage of Skilled Health Care Professionals and Improve New York’s Health Care Landscape Recipients Will Receive a Two-Year Full Cost of Attendance Scholarship to Attend College in New York State…

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Governor Hochul, Industry Leaders and Advocates Celebrate Empire AI Consortium to Make New York a Global Leader in Artificial Intelligence

FY 2025 Enacted Budget Includes 10-Year, $275 Million Investment to Create a State-of-the-Art Artificial Intelligence Computing Center at the University at Buffalo Governor Also Secures Agreement on Legislation to Promote Safe, Ethical AI By…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul, Industry Leaders and Advocates Celebrate Empire AI Consortium to Make New York a Global Leader in Artificial Intelligence

Governor Hochul: “I was able to get $10 billion through the Legislature in the final days two years ago, and said, ‘We want to be competitive. We have to offer incentives if we're going to be the place that they come.’ And that's…

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Governor Hochul Announces JFK Airport Construction Sets Record MWBE Participation With $2.3 Billion in Contracts Awarded

Represents Largest Participation by MWBE Firms in Any Public-Private Project in New York State History 680 Separate MWBE Firms Have Been Awarded Contracts to Date MWBE Participation Expected to Continue to Break Records With JFK Construction…

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Ahead of Erie Canal Bicentennial, Governor Hochul Announces Plans for New Visitors Experience at Canalside in Buffalo

Interactive, Multimedia Exhibits at the Longshed Building will be the Starting Point for Visitors During 2025 Erie Canal Bicentennial Commemoration Buffalo to Host World Canals Conference in 2025 See Renderings of the Visitors Experience Here…

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Governor Hochul Announces $7.3 Million Now Available in Newest Round of Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

Grant Opportunity Opens April 29 to Address Environmental Concerns in Communities Most Impacted by Pollution and Climate Change Governor Kathy Hochul on April 29th, announced the availability of $7.34 million in Environmental Justice Community…

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Governor Hochul Announces $46.9 Million in Infrastructure Investments Across Finger Lakes Region

Projects Will Rehabilitate Bridges, Restore Pavement and Make Other Improvements to Enhance Safety and Mobility for Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists Motorists Reminded to Stay Alert and Move Over in Work Zone Investment Complements…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Back to Basics Initiative to Improve Reading Proficiency in New York State

As a Part of the FY 2025 Enacted Budget, the Governor Signed Legislation to Ensure Evidence-Based Reading Instruction is Used in the Classroom to Improve Reading Proficiency Part of Governor Hochul’s Record Budget Investments in…

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Governor Hochul and Majority Leader Schumer Announce Start of Construction for Edwards Vacuum's $319 Million Semiconductor Supply Chain Facility in Genesee County

Global Manufacturer of Dry Pumps Will Strengthen New York’s Semiconductor Supply Chain, Create Up to 600 Jobs in the Finger Lakes Region Investment Driven by Domestic Semiconductor Industry Growth Spurred by Federal CHIPS and Science Law…

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Governor Hochul Awards More Than $2 Million in Urban Forestry Grants as New York Celebrates Arbor Day

Funding Supports Governor’s ‘25 Million Trees by 2033’ Planting Goal to Cultivate Greener, Healthier Communities New York State Agencies Deployed to Plant Trees Across the State In celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Week,…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Makes an Education Budget Announcement

Governor Hochul: “We're going to make sure that these students have what they need here. Phonics should not be a mystery. It's decoding, it's vocabulary. And again, I want to thank all the teachers here for what you do. It's really paid off.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $25 Million in Capital Awards to Support Delivery of Critical Services to New Yorkers

Additional Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program Grants to be Announced on a Rolling Basis Builds on Governor’s Previous Investments to Protect and Support Nonprofits, Including Funding for Nonprofit Colleges and Universities…

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Governor Hochul Announces $13 Million in Federal Homeland Security Grants to Strengthen State Emergency Preparedness

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 26th, announced $13 million in federal grant awards through the State Homeland Security Program. Awards were made to a combination of 78 cities, towns, villages and counties through seven unique grant programs to…

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Governor Hochul Awards $10 Million Through New York’s Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant Program

North Country and Western New York Projects Awarded in Round One; Additional Rounds of the Program Will Reach all Regions of New York State in the Coming Years Program Provides a Total of $50 Million Over Five Years to Help Improve Kitchens;…

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Building on Commitment to Fair Housing Month, Governor Hochul Announces Release of Final Fair Housing Matters NY Report and Mapping Snapshot

Report Outlines Goals and Action Items to Address Persistent Segregated Living Patterns and Unequal Access to Community Resources Read the Proclamation Here In conjunction with National Fair Housing Month, Governor Kathy Hochul on April…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $32 Million in Capital Funding to Non-Profit Arts and Cultural Organizations

NYSCA Grants will Support Over 100 Projects in All 10 Regions of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul on April 25th, announced nearly $32 million has been awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts’ Capital Projects Fund to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Application Period Now Open for 2024 Carey Gabay Fellowship Program

Program Honors Late Attorney Who Championed Violence Prevention, Economic Equality, Community Development Application Period Closes May 15; Interested Candidates Can Apply Here Governor Kathy Hochul on April 25th, announced that the…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Biden Administration’s $6.1 Billion Investment in Micron to Grow the Semiconductor Industry in the United States

Announcement Builds on Governor Hochul’s Continued Commitment to Establish New York State as a Global Hub for Semiconductor Manufacturing and R&D President Biden Announces Upstate New York as National Workforce Hub Newly Enacted…

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Governor Hochul Announces MTA Climate Resilience Roadmap to Safeguard New York’s Transit System Against Climate-Related Threats

Plan Demonstrates Urgency to Strengthen Region’s Transportation Network for the Future Outlines Up To $6 Billion In Needs to Make the System More Resilient Over Next Decade See the Full Report Here Governor Kathy Hochul on April…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins President Biden and Majority Leader Schumer to Make a CHIPS Announcement

Governor Hochul: “I believe in this State. I believe we are on the cusp of greatness. I believe this part of this State for too long has been overlooked. Hard-hit communities are going to now see opportunities where they never could have…

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Governor Hochul Announces 15 New Communities ‘Climate Smart’ Certified During Earth Week

$750,000 Available to New York Municipalities for Zero-Emission Vehicles Local Actions and Projects Support State’s Efforts to Achieve Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Targets 10TH Anniversary of Climate Smart Communities…

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Governor Hochul Announces Mental Health Investments to Engage New Yorkers Involved With the Criminal Justice System

FY 2025 Budget Invests $33 Million to Provide Necessary Supports to Individuals with a Mental Illness History, Lack of Engagement in Treatment Budget Adds 200 Beds at State-Operated Psychiatric Facilities Including 25 Forensic Beds and 75…

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Governor Hochul Announces $27 Million Transportation Investment in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Projects to Enhance Four East End Intersections, Restore Concrete Pavement and Median Barrier Beginning this Month Will Create 350 Construction Jobs Governor Kathy Hochul on April 24th, announced that construction is getting underway on…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Makes a Mental Health and Public Safety Budget Announcement

Governor Hochul: “New Yorkers are compassionate. They see fellow New Yorkers, fellow human beings, in the throes of their own crisis. They are suffering… and we don't want to see people locked up as the solution. That is not what's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $3.2 Million Sterling Nature Center and Resiliency Education Building, Cayuga County

New Center Will Increase Climate Awareness and Educational Opportunities Part of New York State’s $300 Million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Governor Kathy Hochul on April 24th, announced the completion of…

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During Earth Week, Governor Hochul Announces Record Investment in Agricultural Stewardship Programs

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Provides Nearly $82 Million for Programs that Assist Farms to Implement Environmentally Sustainable Best Practices, Protect Soil and Water Quality, and Reduce Greenhouse Gases Announces $28.75 Million is Now Available…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Long Island Rail Road’s 190th Anniversary

Under Governor Hochul’s Leadership LIRR Experienced Nation’s Largest Service Increase Railroad Grows the Region, Enhances Safety, Service and Infrastructure Governor Hochul and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on…

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During Earth Week, Governor Hochul Announces More Than $5.4 Million in Smart Growth Grant Awards to Communities in Catskills and Adirondacks

Funded Projects Will Support Housing Initiatives, Enhance Cultural Amenities and Recreation Opportunities, and Spur Economic Growth that is Compatible with Environmental Protection Announcement Pairs with Groundbreaking of 80-Car Peekamoose…

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Governor Hochul Announces 21 Transformational Projects in Four North Country Communities as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward Programs

Projects Announced in Ticonderoga, Cape Vincent, Lyons Falls and Waddington Project Renderings Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul on April 24th, announced a total of 21 transformational projects for the North Country region as part of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking for New York State’s Largest Solar Carport and Battery Storage System at JFK Airport

Parking Lot Canopy with Solar Panels and Accompanying Battery Storage System Will Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Approximately 6,000 Metric Tons Annually The 12-Megawatt Solar Project will Reduce Airport Energy Use at Peak Hours and Support…

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Governor Hochul Announces Steps Forward to Support New York’s Clean Energy Industry

Next Phase of the State’s Supply Chain Activities Released in the Form of $200 Million Supportive Manufacturing and Logistics RFP Request for Information Also Announced to Inform Fifth Offshore Wind Solicitation and $300 Million Major…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on First Water Infrastructure Project Funded by Environmental Bond Act

Town of Lyons Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Will Modernize Operations and Improve Local Water Quality Enhanced Website Launched for Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act Photographs of the Lyons Project…

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During Earth Week, Governor Hochul Announces $60 Million for New Green Resiliency Grant Program

Grant Program to Fund Green Infrastructure Projects Including Green Roofs, Green Streets and Permeable Pavement Advance Comprehensive Resiliency Plan in Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Applications to Go Live May 1 To…

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Governor Hochul and Advocates Celebrate Landmark Agreement to Address New York’s Housing Crisis

Establishes Wide-Ranging Plan to Increase New York’s Housing Supply – Including Incentives that Create Affordable Housing Statewide, Tools for New York City to Generate More Housing, $500 Million to Build Up to 15,000 New Homes on State…

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Governor Hochul Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Encourage Students to Complete the FAFSA

College Students at SUNY, CUNY, and Other New York Colleges and Universities Share Personal Financial Aid Stories and Offer Support for Filling Out the FAFSA Members of the Governor’s Administration and Education Leaders Release PSAs…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul and Advocates Celebrate Landmark Agreement to Address New York’s Housing Crisis as Part of FY 2025 Enacted Budget

Governor Hochul: “Years from now, people will look at us. And did we do what the people of the State needed to respond to their cries for help, or did we turn a deaf ear? Were we there for them when they needed us most? Did we show that…

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Governor Hochul Announces Significant Investments in New York’s Agricultural Industry as Part of FY 2025 Budget

Supports Restaurants and Bars by Extending Sale of To-Go Alcoholic Beverages for an Additional Five Years Includes $55 Million to Advance New York State as Leader in the Dairy Industry $50 Million for Nourish NY to Help Families Access Fresh Food…

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Governor Hochul Announces Investments to Help Members of Every Community Grow and Thrive as Part of the FY 2025 Budget

$36 Million to Support Abortion Providers and Support Abortion Care in New York; New Actions to Expand Access to Doulas Investments Will Strengthen Mental Health Care and Support Services for Veterans Continues Governor Hochul’s…

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Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition, Plant 25 Million Trees and Safeguard Clean Water as Part of FY 2025 Enacted Budget

RAPID Act to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition by Streamlining Transmission Infrastructure Buildout $150 Million for NY SWIMS to Build Swimming Pools and Help New Yorkers Learn to Swim $47 Million to Help Reach Goal of Planting 25…

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Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Transform New York’s Economy and Workforce as Part of FY 2025 Budget

$500 Million Capital Investment at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex to Jumpstart $10 Billion Partnership for Next-Generation Chips Research? $200 Million Investment to Support Four ON-RAMP Advanced Manufacturing Training Centers to…

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Governor Hochul Launches Empire AI Consortium to Make New York a Global Leader in Artificial Intelligence as Part of FY 2025 Budget

FY 2025 Budget Includes 10-Year, $275 Million Investment to Create a State-of-the-Art Artificial Intelligence Computing Center at the University at Buffalo Governor Also Secures Agreement on Legislation to Promote Safe, Ethical AI By Requiring…

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Governor Hochul Announces Significant Steps to Improve New Yorkers’ Health as Part of FY 2025 Budget Agreement

Historic $37 Billion Medicaid Investment to Support the Health Care Safety Net and Transform the Health Care Delivery System New York Becomes First State in the Nation to Create Paid Prenatal Leave For Pregnant Moms Eliminates Out-Of-Pocket…

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Governor Hochul Announces Key Mental Health Investments for All New Yorkers as Part of FY 2025 Budget Agreement

Allocates $20 Million to Increase School-Based Mental Health Clinic Satellites Statewide; $19 Million for School-Aged Youth Mental Health Initiatives Adds 200 Inpatient Psychiatric Beds at State-Operated Facilities, Including 75 Transition-to-Home…

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Governor Hochul Announces Key Initiatives to Support Students and Increase Access to Higher Education in FY 2025 Budget

Expands Access to Financial Aid by Making FAFSA Completion Universal in New York State Modifies Tuition Assistance Program Qualifications to Increase Minimum Award To $1,000 and Raise Student Income Limits Includes $1.29 Billion in New Capital…

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Governor Hochul Unveils Landmark Agreement to Address the Housing Crisis and Unlock New York’s Housing Potential as Part of FY 2025 Enacted Budget

Establishes Wide-Ranging Plan to Increase New York’s Housing Supply – Including Incentives that Create Affordable Housing Statewide, Tools for New York City to Generate More Housing, $500 Million to Build Up to 15,000 New Homes on State…

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Governor Hochul Announces Historic Education Investments and Signs Legislation to Improve Reading Proficiency in FY 2025 Budget

Increases School Aid by $1.3 Billion to Nearly $36 Billion, Including $24.9 Billion in Foundation Aid Signs 'Back to Basics' Legislation to Ensure Evidence-Based Reading Instruction to Address Low Reading Proficiency Rates Commissions Study to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Investments to Fight Crime and Keep New Yorkers Safe in the FY25 Enacted Budget

Increases Penalties for Assaulting Retail Workers and Provides $40.2 Million for Retail Theft Enforcement Expands Offenses Eligible for Prosecution as Hate Crimes Allocates $389 Million of Targeted Investments in Communities to Curb Gun…

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Governor Hochul Announces Significant Investments in Transit Expansion and Roadway Safety as Part of FY2025 Budget Agreement

Passing Sammy’s Law, Allowing New York City to Lower Speed Limits More Than $8.7 Billion in Transit Operating Aid Statewide $7.7 Billion for Nation-Leading Infrastructure Programs $1.3 Billion for Local Road and Bridge Programs,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Historic Investments of FY 2025 New York State Budget

Balanced $237 Billion Budget Does Not Raise Income Taxes or Statewide Business Tax Governor Brokered Landmark Housing Deal to Increase Housing Supply and Protect Tenants Cracks Down on Organized Retail Theft and Helps Business Owners Increase…

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On Earth Day, Governor Hochul Highlights Designation of Thacher State Park as a National Natural Landmark

New Solar Array to Advance Governor Hochul’s Goal to Transition State Park to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030 New Warming Hut Provides Place for Visitors to Take a Break While Hiking, Picnicking or a Day of Winter Sports in the Park…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York Selected to Receive Nearly $250 Million for Solar Projects Benefitting Low Income Residents

Funding Award Expands New York State’s National Leadership and Commitment to Increase Access to Clean Solar Energy Supports New York’s Climate Act Goal to Obtain 70% of the State’s Electricity From Renewables by 2030 …

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation to Celebrate Earth Week

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 22nd, issued a proclamationrecognizing Earth Day 2024 to kick-off Earth Week in New York State. The proclamation highlights the Governor’s environmental agenda and New York’s historic investments and…

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Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Prepare Their Households for Severe Weather During Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week Runs Through April 27 More than 380,000 New Yorkers Have Received Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Training Through New York’s Citizens Preparedness Corps Find a New York State Citizen Preparedness…

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Photos: Governor Hochul Celebrates Historic Investments of FY 2025 New York State Budget

Earlier on April 22nd, Governor Kathy Hochul traveled throughout New York City to highlight the major policy achievements of the FY25 Enacted Budget. Governor Hochul visited a legal cannabis dispensary to discuss new legislation to crack down on…

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Governor Hochul Announces $20 Million in New State Funding for Victim Assistance Programs

Secured by the Governor and Included in the FY 2025 Enacted Budget, Funding Ensures Continued Availability of Direct Services for Victims and Survivors of Crime Across the State Governor Hochul Directs 10 State Landmarks to be Illuminated Berry,…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul - April 20, 2024

“In my State of the State, I promised New Yorkers we’d fight to build more housing, improve education and protect public safety — and that’s exactly what our budget is going to do. “This budget agreement represents…

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Governor Hochul Unveils New Initiatives to Shut Down Illicit Cannabis Operations and Protect Legal Marketplace in FY25 Budget Agreement

Budget Agreement Authorizes Padlocking of Illicit Storefronts by OCM and Localities Elevates Penalties Against Landlords Who Fail to Take Action Against Violating Tenants Empowers Local Governments, Including New York City, to Act Under…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Unveils New Initiatives to Shut Down Illicit Cannabis Operations and Protect Legal Marketplace in FY25 Budget Agreement

Governor Hochul: “Frustrated local leaders have been powerless as these unlicensed shops operate right under their noses, ensuing chaos, destabilizing neighborhoods and attracting other types of crime. The insanity stops right now. Why?…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff for Fallen Syracuse Law Enforcement Officers

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 19th, directed flags to half-staff for fallen Syracuse law enforcement officers. Flags will be lowered from sunrise Saturday, April 20 to sunset Monday, April 22 for Onondaga Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Michael…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates New York State Parks and Historic Sites Centennial

Sites Statewide to be Illuminated “Parks Green and Centennial Gold” Evening of April 18 Special Centennial Flag Will be Raised at Parks and Historic Sites Across the State Throughout 2024, New York State Parks Has Marked the…

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Governor Hochul and the Coca-Cola Company Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Fairlife Production Facility in Monroe County - The Largest Dairy Production Facility in the Northeast

$650 Million Investment Expected to Create Approximately 250 New Jobs in the Town of Webster Governor Hochul Made Personal Pitch for the Company to Choose New York Based on State’s World-Renowned Reputation as Agribusiness Global Leader…

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Governor Hochul Launches Grid of the Future Study to Build Clean and Resilient Electric Grid

Proceeding Will Advance Smart Grid Technologies, Physical and Cyber Security Protocols and Provide Opportunities for Customer Savings and Benefits Builds on 2024 State of the State Priority to Harness Innovation to Build an Affordable,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Department of Energy Approval to Fund Energy Affordability Program for Low Income New Yorkers

Department of Energy Approves Plan for New York to Access Inflation Reduction Act Funding to Support Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Upgrades Advances Governor’s Goal to Achieve Two Million Climate-Friendly Homes by 2030 and Climate…

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Governor Hochul Announces Construction to Begin on 57-Unit Affordable Senior Housing Development in Ulster County

$22 Million Silver Gardens Development in Town of Lloyd to Include 29 Apartments for Seniors Experiencing Homelessness Governor Kathy Hochul on April 18th, announced the start of construction on Silver Gardens, a 57-unit affordable housing…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Groundbreaking for Fairlife Dairy Production Facility

Governor Hochul: “You picked this area, and you picked this community, because you saw the potential. You saw the caliber of our workforce. And I will tell you this, nobody works harder than people here in Upstate New York.” Hochul:…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Initiatives to Crack Down on Organized Retail Theft and Protect Frontline Workers in the FY25 Budget Agreement

Budget Agreement Includes $40.2 Million for Dedicated Retail Theft Teams for New York State Police and Local Law Enforcement New Felony Penalties Will Be Created for Assaulting a Retail Worker Business Owners Will Have Access to $5 Million…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces New Initiatives to Crack Down on Organized Retail Theft and Protect Frontline Workers in the FY25 Budget Agreement

Governor Hochul: “A few weeks ago, I invited a group of small businesses to the State Capitol and they told me they thought no one has cared. They told me they felt helpless. And as we entered the Budget negotiations, I told them, we're going…

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Governor Hochul Spotlights Eleven Projects for Their Commitment to Historic Preservation Efforts in New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 17th, announced that 11 projects have been recognized as a part of the 2024 New York State Historic Preservation Awards. Projects highlighted at this year's awards include an ambitious neighborhood rehabilitation…

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Governor Hochul Announces Enhanced Speed Enforcement Along State Route 104 as $27.8 Million Project Begins

Work Zones Along State Route 104 Topped Speeds of 100 Miles Per Hour Three Times in 2023 During National Work Zone Awareness Week, Governor Kathy Hochul on April 17th, highlighted State Route 104 within the Town of Irondequoit and City of…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at the White House’s Making Care Work Virtual Summit

Governor Hochul: “This administration is recognizing if we invest in care, you're not just taking care of the family, you're taking care of your economy and investing in economic growth. So that's a sea change, because never before have people…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Historic Opening of 100th Brick and Mortar Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary

110 Adult-Use Cannabis Retailers Open and Operating in New York State Governor Kathy Hochul on April 17th, announced New York State has reached a significant milestone in growing the legal cannabis industry with the grand opening of the 100th…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on WNYC’s 'The Brian Lehrer Show'

Governor Hochul: “Ultimately, the larger the housing supply you have, the better it is for tenants because it starts driving down the prices, which right now are high because there's a shortage of supply… and this is the most…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on Spectrum News’ Inside City Hall

Governor Hochul: “This is a great deal for New Yorkers. Everybody has their special interests. I have diametrically opposed opinions on every part of this, and I'm the one who had to bring them together. But look at the results at the end and…

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Statement From Governor Hochul on Micron

“The largest private investment in American history is on its way to Central New York. New federal funding from President Biden’s CHIPS and Science Act will help lock in 50,000 jobs, a $100 billion investment, and millions of dollars in…

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Governor Hochul Announces $22 Million to Help Vulnerable New Yorkers Stay Cool

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 16th, announced that $22 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help low-income New Yorkers stay cool during the summer. The program, overseen by the Office of Temporary and…

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Audio and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on Spectrum News’ Capital on April 16, 2024

Governor Hochul: “Whatever I could do as Governor – number one priority has to be and always will be keeping people in the state safe. So, we focused on gun violence intensely over the last couple of years, and I'm really proud that all…

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Governor Hochul Announces Ribbon Cutting of $20 Million Mixed-Use Development Project in Downtown Niagara Falls

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 15th, announced the ribbon cutting for The Cambria Hotel Niagara Falls, part of a more than $20 million mixed-use development project. The seven-story, 120-room upscale hotel brand, which is located on Rainbow…

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Governor Hochul Highlights National Work Zone Awareness Week Across New York State as Construction Season Begins

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 15th, announced that April 15 to 19 is Work Zone Awareness Week across New York State with the national theme or “Work Zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.” At the…

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Governor Hochul Sends Letters to High School Seniors Encouraging Students to Complete the FAFSA

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 15th, announced that letters will be distributed to high school seniors to provide them with helpful tips and resources to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Letters will also be sent to high…

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Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Frank Hoare

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 15th, announced the confirmation of New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Frank G. Hoare by the Senate. “Frank Hoare has been keeping millions of New Yorkers moving on the Thruway since his…

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Governor Hochul Announces Agreement on FY 2025 State Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 15th, announced a conceptual agreement with legislative leaders on key priorities in the Fiscal Year 2025 New York State Budget. “I promised to fight the right fights for New Yorkers, deliver common sense…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Agreement on FY 2025 State Budget

Governor Hochul: “I said we would crack down on persistent crime like retail theft and the proliferation of unlicensed cannabis stores and toll evaders – we got it done. I said we'd take concrete action to address the housing crisis and…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers To Prepare for Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms With Damaging Winds on Sunday

Governor Hochul on April 13th, urged New Yorkers to prepare for an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms with potentially damaging winds on Sunday. A weather system moving across the state tomorrow is expected to produce severe thunderstorms with…

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Governor Hochul Announces Record Tourism Numbers During April 8 Total Solar Eclipse

From April 6 to April 9, Nearly One Million Visitors Came to New York State Parks – A 45 Percent Increase in Attendance Compared to 2023 New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority Facilities Hosted Special Viewing Events,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Over 400 Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses Issued in 2024

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 12th, announced that the New York State Cannabis Control Board has issued 403 adult-use cannabis licenses in 2024 to bolster the legal market in New York. The Cannabis Control Board recently issued 101 licenses,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on 56-Unit Senior Housing Development in White Plains

Governor Kathy Hochul on April 12th, announced that construction has begun on a $40 million affordable housing development for seniors in the city of White Plains. Mt. Hope Plaza will feature 56 affordable apartments, including 20 for individuals in…

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Governor Hochul Announces Progress Toward Transforming Buffalo’s Long-Vacant Commodore Perry Homes Into Vibrant Affordable Housing Development

$254 Million, 27-Building Development Will Replace Vacant 24-Building Complex, Creating 405 New Affordable Apartments in Buffalo’s First Ward Neighborhood Demolition of Former Development to Begin on Monday, April 15 Builds on Governor…

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Governor Hochul to Illuminate New York State Landmarks in Honor of National Donate Life Blue and Green Day

Landmarks Across the State to be Lit Blue and Green on the Evening of April 12 Monument Lighting to Recognize Importance of Registering as an Organ and Tissue Donor Governor Kathy Hochul on April 12th, announced 14 State landmarks will be…

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Governor Hochul Highlights $142 Million for Local Water Infrastructure Projects Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved $142 million in financial assistance for water infrastructure improvement projects across New York State. The Board's approval authorizes…

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Governor Hochul Advances $5.8 Million Through New York State Grown and Certified Program to Support New York Agricultural Producers

Governor Kathy Hochul today advanced $5.8 million through the New York State Grown and Certified Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Development Program to support New York agricultural producers. The New York Farm Viability Institute has been…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at the National Action Network Convention

Governor Hochul: “Sometimes you have to stand up and have the courage to do what's right in the face of adversity, because God will reward you. And today I'm proud to be in a position where I can use the power of the Office of Governor to do…

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Governor Hochul Announces Appointment of Robert J. Rodriguez as Acting President and CEO of Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Board of Directors has appointed Robert J. Rodriguez as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer. Robert Rodriguez currently serves as New York’s…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Newly Expanded $8 Million Community Center in Troy

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of an $8 million expansion to the Commission for Economic Opportunity’s Community Resource Center in Troy. The new Community Resource Center Bridge building provides early childhood…

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During Fair Housing Month, Governor Hochul Reaffirms Commitment to Combatting Housing Discrimination in New York

In honor of National Fair Housing Month, Governor Kathy Hochul today reaffirmed her administration’s commitment to combatting housing discrimination and making housing safer, fairer, and more accessible to all New Yorkers. Governor Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Highlights $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul New York State's Continuum of Mental Health Care

Governor Kathy Hochul today highlighted her $1 billion transformative, multi-year investment to overhaul the State's continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of New Yorkers with unmet mental health needs. The Mental Health…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Highlights $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul New York State's Continuum of Mental Health Care

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul highlighted her $1 billion transformative, multi-year investment to overhaul the State's continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of New Yorkers with unmet mental health needs. The Mental…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $7 Million to Support Medication for Addiction Treatment

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $7 million for 15 providers across New York State to support medication for addiction treatment by establishing comprehensive, low-threshold buprenorphine services. These programs are designed to meet…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at the USS Cooperstown Commissioning Ceremony

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered remarks at the USS Cooperstown Commissioning Ceremony. VIDEO of the event is available on YouTube here and in TV quality (h.264, mp4) format here. AUDIO of the event is available here. PHOTOS of…

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Governor Hochul Announces $2.1 Million in Grants Now Available for Air Quality Monitoring in Disadvantaged Communities

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $2.1 million in competitive grant funding is now available to support community-driven projects to improve air quality and help advance the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Hurricane Evacuation Study to Improve Public Safety Planning Efforts for Catastrophic Tropical Storm Impacts

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a new Hurricane Evacuation Study that will improve public safety planning efforts for the New York City, Long Island, and lower-Mid-Hudson regions prone to impacts from catastrophic tropical storms. The study…

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Governor Hochul Releases Fair Housing Report Revealing Segregated Housing Patterns and Obstacles to Housing Opportunities Across New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the release of Fair Housing Matters NY, a comprehensive examination of housing segregation and discrimination in New York State. The report reveals the extent of New York's housing segregation and outlines eight…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Landmarks to Be Lit Green in Honor of Arthritis Awareness Month

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that State landmarks and bridges across New York will be illuminated in green on May 6 in recognition of Arthritis Awareness Month. "Millions of New Yorkers suffer from arthritis every day, and conquering…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's latest information regarding COVID-19 and outlined basic steps they can take to protect against the spread of viral respiratory infections. "Even though the federal public health…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Designating May as Older Americans Month

Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation designating May as Older Americans Month in New York State and recognizing the incredible volunteerism of New York's older adults who commit more than 495 million hours of community service each year…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Budget Investments to Support Workers and Make New York More Affordable

Governor Kathy Hochul today highlighted FY 2024 Budget investments to support workers and make New York more affordable. The Budget includes investments and initiatives to address the affordability crisis by supporting working class commuters,…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $8 Million in Awards Through New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the second round of awardees for the $40 Million New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund. The program was created to accelerate the development and commercialization of life science innovations that…

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Governor Hochul Announces $875 Million in Financing For 3,100 Affordable Homes Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $875 million in financing has been awarded through bonds, tax credits, and subsidies to create or preserve 3,100 affordable, sustainable, and supportive homes in 27 developments across New York State. When…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Budget Investments to Support Workers and Make New York More Affordable

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul highlighted FY 2024 Budget investments to support workers and make New York more affordable. The Budget includes investments and initiatives to address the affordability crisis by supporting working class…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Launch New $15 Million Effort to Build All-Electric, Affordable Homes in NYC

Future Housing Initiative Will Speed Up Creation of 3,000 New, Carbon-Neutral, Affordable Homes Supports Shared Climate Goals of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 85 Percent by 2050, Delivering More Than 35 Percent of Benefits of Clean Energy…

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Governor Hochul and the National Hurricane Center Announce Hurricane Preparedness Week in New York State

Annual Campaign Designed to Educate and Prepare New Yorkers for Impacts of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms New Yorkers Encouraged to Sign Up for NY-Alert to Receive Real-Time Weather Alerts and Notifications Ahead of Hurricane Season Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of NY Green Bank's $250 Million Community Decarbonization Fund

Low-Cost Capital Provided to Community-Based Lenders Will Support Projects That Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Disadvantaged Communities Accelerates Equitable Advancement Toward Nation-Leading Climate Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions…

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Governor Hochul and Micron Announce Members of Community Engagement Committee to Advise on Nation-leading Semiconductor Project

Proven Regional Leaders Melanie Littlejohn and Tim Penix to Helm the Micron Community Engagement Committee as Co-Chairs Committee will Develop a Community Priorities Document to Guide Strategies in Areas such as Supporting Underrepresented…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul and Micron Announce Members of Community Engagement Committee to Advise on Nation-Leading Semiconductor Project

Proven Regional Leaders Melanie Littlejohn and Tim Penix to Helm the Micron Community Engagement Committee as Co-Chairs Committee will Develop a Community Priorities Document to Guide Strategies in Areas such as Supporting Underrepresented…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Arbor Day and Announces $3 Million in Grants Now Available for Urban and Community Forestry Projects

Funding Supports Community Tree Projects to Protect Natural Resources, Air, and Water Quality and Help Combat Climate Change This new grant funding will increase the health of community forests and strengthen local community forestry programs.…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19 and outlined basic…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $20 Million for Supportive Housing Projects

Awards to Help Create or Preserve 423 Units of Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless New Yorkers State-Funded Program Part of Governor Hochul's $25 Billion Five-Year Housing Plan to Address Homelessness Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Announces Three Transformative State Infrastructure Projects Honored for Engineering Excellence

Hunts Point, Interstate 390 and Kew Gardens Interchange Projects Receive National Recognition Awards from American Council of Engineering Companies Transformative Projects Demonstrate “Exceptional Engineering Excellence at the National…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State Resources Deployed to Assist Local Governments Following Tornado in Sullivan County

New Yorkers Encouraged to Call DFS' Disaster Hotline at (800) 339-1759 For Insurance-Related Questions Department of Agriculture and Markets Encourages Affected Farms to Contact U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency to Report…

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Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking for Tesla Science Center's $20 Million Redevelopment Project in Suffolk County

$4.5 Million Phase One Includes Construction of the Eugene Sayan Visitor Center and Demolition of Unused Buildings State Funds Support Transformation of Historic Site for Education and Business Innovation Governor Kathy Hochul today announced…

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Governor Hochul Announces Agreement on FY 2024 State Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced an agreement to address key priorities in the Fiscal Year 2024 New York State Budget. This bold and fiscally responsible plan makes historic investments in communities across the state and makes New York more…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Agreement on FY 2024 New York State Budget

Governor Hochul: "This Budget will position us for generations to come. I laid out a bold vision, a way to make New York safer, more affordable, and more livable. It's what I call the New York Dream. And sadly, this dream has been elusive for too…

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Governor Hochul Announces $6 Million Now Available for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

Funding Available to Address Environmental Concerns in Potential Environmental Justice Areas Largest-Ever Community Impact Grant Opportunity Since Program’s Creation Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $6 million in grants is now…

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Governor Hochul Announces $42 Million Investment in Small and Mid-Sized Capital Projects for Arts and Cultural Organizations

Largest Capital Awards Announcement in New York State Council on the Arts History Grantees Span All 10 regions of New York State with the Majority of Those Outside New York City 57 Percent Awarded to Organizations with Budgets of $1 Million or…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $3.56 Million Clinton Market Collective Project as Part of The Albany Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Project Will Reimagine Key City Gateway, Strengthen Neighborhood Connectivity and Create Proving Ground for Pop-Up Businesses, Events and Programming Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of construction on the Clinton Market Collective…

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Governor Hochul Announces $15 Million in Cooling Assistance for Vulnerable New Yorkers

Air Conditioning Units Available for Those Susceptible to the Effects of Extreme Heat and Humidity Applications for Cooling Assistance Accepted Beginning May 1 Program Has Served More than 54,000 Low-Income Households Over the Last Five Years…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York State

Partnership with National Weather Service Aims to Educate New Yorkers on Impacts of Severe Weather and Preparedness Efforts Ahead of Summer Months How to Respond to Severe Weather Watches and Warnings for Severe Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Award of More Than $5.8 Million for New Addiction Treatment Programs in New York State

Funding will Enable Providers to Establish Comprehensive Integrated Outpatient Treatment Programs Designed to Increase Access to the Full Continuum of Services for Opioid Use Disorder Grants Awarded through New York State's Opioid Settlement Fund…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of State Facility to Store Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kits that Have Not Been Released to Law Enforcement Custody

Secure Storage Gives Survivors of Sexual Assault Ability to Receive Medical Care, Consent to Evidence Collection and Time to Decide if They Want to File a Police Report State Office of Victim Services Established the Facility to Comply with the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on Flood Resiliency Project in Town of Clayton, Jefferson County

$4 Million to Stabilize Shoreline Along St. Lawrence River and Protect Popular Public Infrastructure, Promote Public Safety Part of New York State’s $300 Million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Announces 19 New Certified Climate Smart Communities

Local Actions Support State's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Certified Communities Are Models for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Building Local Climate Resilience New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $61.8 Million Pavement Improvement and Bridge Rehabilitation Project on I-95 in the Bronx and Westchester County

11 Bridges to be Rehabilitated and Two Pedestrian Bridges to Have Superstructures Replaced — Improving the Travel Corridor Used by 120,000 Vehicles Each Day Work Scheduled to be Completed by End of 2024 Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19 and outlined basic…

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Governor Hochul Announces Subway Ridership Surpasses 4 Million Riders in Single Day

Subways Carry Over 4 Million Paid Riders for First Time Since March 12, 2020 Subway OMNY Taps Hit Single-Day Record with 1.69 Million Taps Metro-North Railroad Sets Three-Day Average Ridership Record Governor Hochul today announced that New…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Supreme Court Decision on Medication Abortion

"I thank the Biden Administration and the Department of Justice for working swiftly to stop the politicized effort to block a form of medication abortion that was approved more than 20 years ago. While tonight's decision is welcome news, let me be…

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Governor Hochul Announces Application Period Open for 2023 Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and Edie Windsor LGBTQ+ Fellowship

Fellowship Established to Advance LGBTQ+ Equity Across New York State Government and Support Ongoing Efforts in the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer Applications Accepted Through May 15; Virtual Information Session for Interested Applicants…

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Governor Hochul Announces Kickoff of Bear Mountain Bridge Centennial Celebrations

Iconic Hudson Valley Suspension Bridge Will Celebrate 100 Years in 2024 Time Capsule Dedicated to Celebrate Construction Starting in 1923 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the kickoff of celebrations surrounding the upcoming centennial of the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of First Municipal Solar-Plus-Storage Project on Long Island

Clean Renewable Solar Energy Generation to Make Town of East Hampton’s Parks Department Building the First Net Zero Building for Electricity, Providing Energy Cost Savings Project Offsets Carbon Emissions Helping New York State and East…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Milestone to Advance Infrastructure for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

Follows Governor’s 2023 State of the State Address Directive to Remove Barriers for Electric Vehicle Development Underscores Commitment to Reducing Transportation Emissions Which Make Up Nearly 30 Percent of State Greenhouse Gas Emissions…

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Governor Hochul Announces Progress on Central East Energy Connect Transmission Project

Princetown Substation Energization in Schenectady County Brings Project to 75 Percent Completion Mark 93-Mile Transmission Upgrade from Marcy to New Scotland Helps to Harden Grid Against Extreme Weather and Advances New York's Clean Energy Goals …

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Governor Hochul Announces Over 100,000 Acres of Farmland Has Been Protected Across New York State

Milestone Highlights the Success and Flexibility of New York’s Farmland Protection Program More than 107,000 Acres of Farmland on Nearly 370 Farms Protected from Future Development Executive Budget Proposes Additional $21 Million for Next…

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Governor Hochul Announces Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention and Enforcement Campaign for 4/20

Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Trains Officers to Identify Impairment Related to Drugs and Alcohol Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State police and local law enforcement will be stepping up patrols and targeting…

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Governor Hochul Announces Deployment of More Than 30 Megawatts of Solar Energy Throughout Upstate New York

New York Power Authority, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Complete Installation of More Than 75,000 Solar Panels — Enough to Power 7,000 Homes Arrays Will Reduce Carbon Emissions by 4,500 Tons, Save State…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $1.68 Million in Grants Through New York State's Securing Reproductive Health Centers Program

Funding Will Allow 20 Healthcare Networks and Nonprofit Organizations to Improve Security for Patients and Staff at 51 Locations Statewide Each Facility Will Receive Up to $50,000 to Help Ensure Safe Access to Services New York State Established…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Confirmation of Caitlin Halligan

"From serving as Solicitor General to serving in the Manhattan District Attorney's office to clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court, Caitlin Halligan has spent her career excelling at the highest levels of the justice system, and she has an…

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During Earth Week, Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Eight New Large-Scale Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

Created Nearly 1,800 Jobs, Spurred Nearly $800 Million in Private Investment While Contributing Nearly $70 Million in Direct Payments to Host Communities and Enough Energy to Power More than 150,000 New York Homes Represents Significant Progress…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James on Supreme Court Ruling in New York V. New Jersey

"We are disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision to allow New Jersey to unilaterally withdraw from the Waterfront Commission. For decades, the Waterfront Commission has been a vital law enforcement agency, protecting essential industries at the…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $14.2 Million Awarded Through EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant Program

Funding Made Available Through Federal American Rescue Plan Grant Will Support Efforts of State's Destination Marketing Organizations Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that more than $14.2 million will be awarded to 30 tourism partners through…

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Governor Hochul Announces Long Island Rail Road Surpasses One Million Customers at Grand Central Madison

Record Pandemic-Era Ridership Coincides with Opening of Second Manhattan Terminal On-Time Performance Has Climbed Above 93 Percent Following Schedule Enhancements Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Long Island Rail Road has surpassed…

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Governor Hochul Unveils New Statewide Cannabis Public Education Campaign

"Why Buy Legal New York" Will Encourage New Yorkers to Purchase Safer, Regulated Cannabis Products from Licensed Dispensaries Public Service Announcements Will Appear on Social Media and Streaming Services Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul on Confirmation of Judge Rowan Wilson

"Judge Rowan Wilson is a highly qualified jurist with a keen sense of fairness and a deep commitment to justice. Throughout his tenure on the bench, he has proven himself to be a thoughtful leader who recognizes the power of the judiciary to impact…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Retired Investigator Patrick J. Hogan

Flags to be Flown at Half Staff on April 19 and 20 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on State buildings will be flown at half-staff on April 19 and 20 in honor of fallen Retired Investigator Patrick J. Hogan. "We lost a true hero and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Advancement of Transformational Redevelopment of North Aud Block at Buffalo's Canalside

Partners Chosen To Transform 2-Acre Vacant Parcel into Mixed-Use Commercial, Retail and Residential Spaces, Further Reconnecting Buffalo to its Historic Waterfront Construction to Advance on $14.25 Million Canalside Gateway Building; Will Be First…

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Governor Hochul Announces $425 Million in Grants for Critical Water Infrastructure Projects Statewide

Next Round of the Water Infrastructure Improvement and Intermunicipal Grant Programs Bolstered by the First Spending of the Environmental Bond Act Applications to Go Live on May 3 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $425 million will be made…

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Governor Hochul Launches Statewide Listening Tour to Advance Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act

Statewide Series of In-Person and Virtual Listening Sessions Once-in-a-Generation Funding Opportunities to Enhance and Protect Communities Across the State Benefits Include Advancing Environmental Justice, Mitigating Climate Change, Creating Jobs,…

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Governor Hochul Officially Kicks Off Construction Season in New York State and Announces National Work Zone Awareness Week to Take Place from April 17 through 21

Work Zone Speed Monitoring Pilot Program Launches April 17, Building on Ongoing Efforts to Enforce Safe Driving in Work Zones and Protect the Lives of Highway Workers Across New York NYSDOT and Thruway Authority Launch Public Awareness Campaign to…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19 and outlined basic…

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Governor Hochul Announces Utica Selected as the Host City For The 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship

World's Top Women's Hockey Players Will Compete in the Mohawk Valley in Spring 2024 Prestigious International Competition Returns to New York After 30 Years Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Utica was selected as the host city for the…

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Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Sign Up for the 12th Annual 'I Love My Park' Day

Volunteer Events Taking Place at more than 120 State Parks, Historic Sites and Public Lands Across New York Participants Will Celebrate New York’s Public Lands by Volunteering in Cleanup Events Throughout the State Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Announces $6.5 Million to Support New Insurance Policies and Products for Climate Technology Solutions

InnSure to Deploy Grants That Will Advance Insurance Market Growth, Transform Business Support and Provide Consumer Confidence Advances Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 85 Percent by 2050…

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In Wake of Attacks on Reproductive Health Care, Governor Hochul Vows to Fight to Protect Abortion Rights

Governor Joins with Attorney General James, Senator Gillibrand, and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins to Fight Back Against Attacks on Fundamental Reproductive Rights State Stockpiling 150,000 Doses of Misoprostol, Working to Further Protect Access…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Vows to Fight to Protect Abortion Rights in Wake of Attacks on Reproductive Health Care

Governor Hochul: "All these latest attempts to tear down our resolve and to wear us down into submission, that will never happen. We are emboldened, we are fighting back, and I want women across this country to know we'll be there to support you,…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Brush Fires Across the State

State Has Deployed Resources to Respond to Fires in Rockland, Orange, Schoharie and Otsego Counties Annual Prohibition on Residential Brush Burning in Effect to Prevent Wildfires Governor Kathy Hochul provided an update on brush fires burning…

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Governor Hochul Announces Thruway Authority Selected for $21 Million Federal Grant to Restore the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge

Federal Bridge Investment Program Grant Provides Funding for Second Phase on the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge in 2024 Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge is a Main Connector Between Rensselaer and Albany Counties and Serves More Than 6.2 Million Vehicles Per…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $8.3 Million to Municipalities for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Grants Support Nearly 250 New Public Charging Stations in 70 Communities Statewide New York State to Build More Than 1,300 Charging Stations for Agency Fleet Over Next Five Years Plans Build Upon State's Ongoing Investments in Electric Vehicle…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Initiative to Double Buying Power for SNAP Recipients at Farmers' Markets

FreshConnect Fresh2You Initiative Now Provides $2 Checks for Every $2 Spent as Part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Up from $2 for Every $5 Spent Will Allow Families in Need to Purchase More Healthy Foods, Including Produce,…

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ICYMI: Governor Hochul's Op-Ed in USA Today Network: Tennessee Deserves Legislative Action - Not Attacks on Democracy

Today, USA Today Network published an op-ed by Governor Kathy Hochul on the importance of Red Flag laws to prevent gun violence in the wake of the tragic shootings in Nashville and Louisville. The tragic scene that unfolded last month at the…

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Governor Hochul Announces First Recipients of the $4 Million Mental Health Scholarship Program

Funding Will Increase Retention and Completion Rates of Underrepresented Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Mental Health Field Program Aims to Expand and Diversify the Mental Health Professionals Pipeline Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Protect Access to Medication Abortion in New York State

State to Stockpile 150,000 Doses of Misoprostol, a Five-Year Supply, to Meet Current Anticipated Needs Governor Working with Legislature on New Protections to Safeguard Access to Medication Abortion Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Final Sexual Harassment Model Policy to Strengthen Protections for New York Workers

Policy Includes New Guidance to Protect Remote Workers; Adds New Online Training Resources to Help New Yorkers Better Understand Their Rights Builds on Governor's Commitment to Improve Safety and Accountability in the Workplace Governor Kathy…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's Virtual Press Conference on Medication Abortion Rulings

Governor Hochul: "This isn't just an attack on abortion, it's an attack on democracy. Courts have never before revoked a science backed decision made by the FDA. And if this decision stands, it could have unprecedented consequences that reach far…

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Governor Hochul Nominates Rowan Wilson to be Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals

Governor Also Intends to Nominate Caitlin J. Halligan to Serve as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals; Supports Judge Joseph Zayas to Serve as Chief Administrative Judge Governor Kathy Hochul today nominated the Honorable Rowan D. Wilson,…

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Audio And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins CNN Newsroom to Discuss Federal Court Decision to Restrict Abortion Access

Governor Hochul: "This ruling is simply horrifying. And you just wonder, when will this stop? One year ago, women in this country had a constitutionally protected right to an abortion. Roe v. Wade was the law of the land for half a century. And…

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Governor Hochul Grants Clemency to Seven Individuals

Fulfills Commitment to Grant Clemency on a Rolling Basis Builds on Governor's Efforts to Reform Clemency Process, Including Convening an Advisory Panel of Impartial Experts, Dedicating Additional Staff Resources, and Increasing Communication with…

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Governor Hochul Announces $13 Million Available to Expand Home-Based Crisis Intervention Services for Children and Youth

Teams Aimed at Helping Vulnerable Children and Youth Remain with Their Families During Mental Health Treatment; Aid in the Recovery Process Funding Will Establish the First Teams Dedicated to Serving Children with Developmental Disabilities and…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19 and outlined basic…

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Governor Hochul and Attorney General James Urge Court to Order Independent Redistricting Commission to Redraw Congressional District Lines

Current District Lines Were Drawn by Court-Appointed Special Master Without Accountability and With Limited Time for Public Input Without the Urgency of an Upcoming Election, Independent Redistricting Commission Would Have Time Necessary to Follow…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Federal Court Decision that Further Seeks to Restrict Abortion Access Nationwide

"I am horrified by a federal court ruling that seeks to restrict access to Mifepristone, a safe and effective form of abortion medication that has been used by more than five million people since the Food and Drug Administration approved it more…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Parole Revocation Process for Tyresse Minter

"My top priority is public safety. Earlier today, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision issued a warrant for Tyresse Minter, and he is now in custody. DOCCS is initiating the parole revocation process due to his indictment for…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $26.7 Million Project to Rehabilitate Interstate 390 in Livingston County

Project Will Improve Travel Along 13-Mile Stretch of Vital Finger Lakes Connector New Tree Plantings, Landscaping to Create Natural Snow Barriers and Provide Habitats for Pollinators Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward”…

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Governor Hochul Announces Over $70 Million Investment in Critical Water Infrastructure Projects Across New York State

Approval of Financial Assistance Authorizes Municipal Access to the Capital Needed for Shovel Ready Projects to Protect Safe Drinking Water, Prevent Pollution and Reduce Risks to Public Health and the Environment Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Passover

"Tonight, many New Yorkers will observe Passover Seder, a tradition that has been passed down by generations of Jewish families. The Passover story retold around the Seder table is a beautiful reminder of the power of faith, the importance of family…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $5.7 Million Complete Streets Project in Saratoga Springs

New Bike Lanes and Sidewalk Along Historic Union Avenue Will Improve Access to Saratoga Race Course and the City's Downtown District Union Avenue to be Resurfaced; Work Will Pause for Summer Racing Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that work…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Designating April 5 as 'Start By Believing Day' to Demonstrate Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault

New York Participates In Global Campaign To Raise Awareness About the Importance of Supporting Survivors Campaign Seeks to Educate Families, Friends, Colleagues, Law Enforcement and Other Professionals about How They Can Improve Their Response if…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Latest School 'Swatting' Threats

"More than 50 school districts across New York have received disturbing 'swatting' threats today including in Central New York, Long Island, the Southern Tier and the North Country. I want to reassure parents that their children are safe at school -…

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Governor Hochul Announces $2 Million Expansion of CUNY Apprenticeship Offerings

Apprenticeship Programs will Triple and Launch at All 10 CUNY Colleges that Offer Associate Degrees in Collaboration with the New York Jobs CEO Council Students in the Apprenticeship Program will be Paid, Earn Course Credit and Gain Hands-on Work…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Ongoing Budget Negotiations

"New Yorkers are concerned about public safety, the rising cost of housing, and ensuring high-quality schools for all our kids, and any budget deal must make progress on these core issues. I have been negotiating in good faith with the legislature,…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Directs State Landmarks to be Illuminated in Blue Tonight, April 3, to Spread Awareness State Office of Children and Family Services Hosts Annual Pinwheel Planting and Highlights Key Prevention Programs Governor Kathy Hochul today recognized…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Public Service Announcement Campaign During Fair Housing Month

Division of Human Rights Releases Statewide PSA Campaign Entitled "Fair Housing Protects, Knowledge Empowers" to Inform New Yorkers of Their Right to be Free from Housing Discrimination State Will Host Fair Housing Conference in New York City on…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Declaring April as Month of the Military Child to Recognize Children Who Are Separated From a Parent on Active Duty

Directs Landmarks Across New York State to be Illuminated Purple on Sunday, April 2 New York State Department of Veterans' Services Will Host Virtual and In-Person Events Throughout the Month for Military Children and Their Families Military…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Directs State Landmarks to be Illuminated in Teal Tonight, April 1, to Honor Survivors New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to Host weekly 'Sexual Violence 101' Training; Installation in Recognition of Denim Day Governor…

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Governor Hochul Launches New Statewide Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit Program

Long-Awaited Transition to NYRx Provides Eight Million Members Expanded Access to Prescription Medications at More Than 5,000 Pharmacies Statewide Change Invests $705 Million in Medicaid Funding Directly to 340b providers, including Ryan White…

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Governor Hochul Announces Initiative to Improve Food Benefit Access for Women, Infants and Children

Feedback Collected Through Live Online Chat Function, Interviews and Surveys Will Be Used to Improve New Yorkers' Experience with the WIC Program Governor Delivers on State of the State Initiative to Make Customer Experience and Benefits…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of First Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary in the Capital Region Justice-Involved Individual

Justice-Involved Individual to Open Schenectady Retail Dispensary on April 1 Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary Will Further the State's Equity and Justice-Centered New York State Seeding Opportunity Initiatives Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Details Statewide Crime Data, Highlights Need for Public Safety Investments and Reforms in FY 2024 Budget

Budget Proposal Dedicates $491.9 Million to Address Gun Violence, Reduce Recidivism, and Support Criminal Justice System in Pandemic Recovery Shooting Incidents with Injury Declined 17 Percent in New York City and 15 Percent in the 20 Communities…

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Governor Hochul Proposes New Legislation to Improve New York's Nation-Leading Adult-Use Cannabis Industry by Cracking Down on Illegal Cannabis Stores

Legislation Will Allow State to Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Storefront Dispensaries as Quickly as Possible; Stores Could Be Fined More Than $10,000 Per Day for Unlawful Activities Will Strengthen Ongoing Enforcement Efforts by Giving New…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Efforts to Protect New Yorkers from Candida Auris Fungus

State Efforts Aimed at Keeping New Yorkers Safe in Wake of CDC Report Alerting of Increase in Drug-Resistant Fungal Infections New York State Department of Health Working with Health Care Facilities to Identify Cases and Take Precautions…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Details Statewide Crime Data, Highlights Need for Public Safety Investments and Reforms in FY 2024 Budget

Governor Hochul: "It's clear there's much more work to do because New Yorkers deserve a criminal justice system that prioritizes both safety and justice...we cannot rest until every single New Yorker feels safe in their homes, in their streets, on…

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Governor Hochul Announces Economic Development Awards Spurring More Than $20 Billion in Capital Investments and Supporting Over 8,300 Jobs

NYPA Board of Trustees Awards Low-Cost Hydropower to Amazon in Support of $550 Million Western New York Expansion, Creating 1,000 Jobs in the Town of Niagara Board Also Approves Economic Development Awards to Micron in Central New York,…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Declaring March 18-19, 25-26 as Maple Weekends in New York State

New Yorkers Encouraged to Support Local Producers by Participating in Maple Weekend from March 18-19 and 25-26 New York Maple Syrup Production Reached Record High 845,000 Gallons in 2022; Ranks Second in the Nation Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to Celebrate New Federal Funding for Kensington Expressway Made Possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Governor Hochul: "Today, we are here because of the hard work of people for over a decade... And that's why we put $1 billion behind making sure we could restore the Humboldt Parkway. And I'm proud that this is one of four Reconnect Communities…

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Governor Hochul Illuminates New York State Landmarks in Honor of St. Patrick's Day

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State landmarks will be lit green tonight, March 17, in honor of St. Patrick's Day. "My father's parents immigrated from Ireland to the United States in search of a better life and today I am…

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Governor Hochul Announces $2.5 Million to Expand Center for Glass Innovation to Support Waste Reduction Research

Additional Funding to Support Research on New Glass Production and Reuse at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University Builds Upon New York State's Academic Partnerships and Bold Initiatives to Reduce Waste Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 11 Statewide Deaths Reported on March 16 COVID-19/Vaccine Update News Releases to Be Sent Weekly on Fridays…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York City Subway Sets Ridership Record on March 16

Subways Reach 3.94 Million Riders on a Single Day for First Time Since March 2020 OMNY Surpasses Two Million Taps in a Single Day First Time Ever on March 16; Subway OMNY Taps Hit Record on Consecutive Days Governor Kathy Hochul announced today…

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ICYMI: Governor Hochul's Op-Ed in Bloomberg: Biden is Right. Investing in Child Care Makes Business Sense.

Today, Bloomberg published an op-ed by Governor Kathy Hochul on the importance of expanding access to child care and the steps New York State is taking to ensure businesses accommodate the needs of working families. Thirty-four years ago, I never…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra for a Roundtable with Latino Community Leaders to Discuss Equity in Mental and Behavioral Health Access

Governor Hochul: "...Having the opportunity to have culturally sensitive and relevant professionals makes all the difference in the world, because they're more likely to open up, not just for mental health services, but all services if they're being…

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Governor Hochul Announces $10 Million Available to Improve Mental Health Services for Youth and Families

Funding to Establish Statewide Networks to Offer Resources and Information for Families and Youth Networks to Also Support Advancement of Peer Advocates; Provide Input to Advise Future Policies and Programs Governor Kathy Hochul today announced…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 14 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces $13.3 Million Awarded for Construction of Emergency and Permanent Supportive Housing

Projects Underscore the Need for a Range of Housing Options to Assist New Yorkers Experiencing Homelessness Governor's FY 2024 Executive Budget Continues $128 Million in Annual Funding for Homeless Housing and Assistance Program Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Public Service Commission Returned Nearly $4.2 Million to Consumers in 2022

Department's Office of Consumer Services Aided Approximately 68,000 New Yorkers with Utility Complaints in 2022 As Part of National Consumer Protection Week, New York's Utility Regulator Details How It Directly Assists Consumers As a part of…

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Governor Hochul and Attorney General James Demand Answers From Major Pharmacy Chains on Medication Abortion Access

After Major Pharmacy Chain Declined to Offer FDA-Approved Mifepristone in Certain States, Governor and Attorney General Urge Corporations to Offer This Medication In New York Governor Hochul and Attorney General James Have Fought to Make New York a…

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Governor Hochul Announces 13 Nominations to the State and National Registers of Historic Places

Sites Represent a Variety of Historic Resources, Including a Key Site Associated with Rochester's LGBTQ+ History, a Historic Synagogue in Manhattan's Upper West Side, a Public Park in Ithaca, a Church Connected to Yonkers' Civil Rights History and a…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 14 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Support Ongoing Relief Efforts Following Earthquake in Turkiye

Governor Joins Chobani CEO and Founder Hamdi Ulukaya in Asking Businesses and Individuals to Support Recovery New York-Based Turkish Philanthropy Fund Has Already Disbursed $2 Million, Raised $10 Million for Earthquake Relief Effort Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces $3.75 Million to Support Outreach and Engagement Services for Addiction

Expansion of Street Outreach Services Aimed at Reaching Vulnerable and Underserved Populations Initiative the Latest to Utilize New York State's Opioid Settlement Fund Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that up to $3.75 million is available to…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 9 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces Decreases in Gun Violence in Rochester And Highlights FY 2024 Executive Budget Proposals to Further Drive Down Crime And Protect New Yorkers

Rochester Shooting Incidents with Injury Down 13 Percent, Murders Down 11 Percent, and 67 Fewer Individuals Injured by Gunfire in 2022 Compared to 2021 FY 2024 Executive Budget Includes More Than $20 Million to Drive Down Crime, Reduce Recidivism,…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Protect Their Personal Tax Account Information During Tax Season

New Yorkers Encouraged To Educate Themselves Against Having their Private Information Compromised Online State's Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Cyber Officer Partner with State Agencies To Raise Awareness on Guarding Against Data Breaches…

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Governor Hochul Announces $31.4 Million for School Technology and Security Enhancements

Funding Secured Through the Smart Schools Bond Act 61 Investment Plans Approved by Smart Schools Review Board $2 Billion Smart Schools Bond Act Supports Classroom Technology, School Connectivity and High-Tech Security Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Decreases in Gun Violence in Rochester and Highlights FY 2024 Executive Budget Proposals to Further Drive Down Crime and Protect NYers

Governor Hochul: “To bring down crime once and for all, we need to invest in programs that stop gun violence. We need to put more police on the streets. We need to invest in mental health... I believe that a multifaceted approach is necessary…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 34 Statewide Deaths Reported from March 4 to March 6 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the…

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Governor Hochul Announces $110 Million in Grants Awarded to 86 Water Quality Protection Projects Across the State

$90 Million Awarded to Environmental Justice Communities Funding to Update Aging Water Infrastructure, Combat Harmful Algal Blooms, Protect Drinking Water, and Prevent Potential Contamination Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 12 Statewide Deaths Reported on March 3 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Directs Long Island Rail Road Service Modifications to Improve Commuter Experience

Starting Monday, March 6 — Adding Trains to Brooklyn and Lengthening Trains to Penn Station, Adding Cars to All Trains That Exceeded Capacity Last Week Increasing of Jamaica-Brooklyn Service to Reduce Wait Times and Dramatically Expanding…

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Governor Hochul Announces Cohoes as the $10 Million Capital Region Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Downtown Cohoes Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Coxsackie, Kinderhook and Cambridge as Capital Region Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program

Village of Coxsackie to Receive $4.5 Million; Villages of Kinderhook and Cambridge to Receive $2.25 Million Each New $100 Million NY Forward Program Builds on Momentum of the Successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative to Support a More…

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Governor Hochul Announces $3.2M to Support Outreach and Engagement Services for Addiction

Grants Will Allow Providers to Expand Harm Reduction and Treatment Services in High-Need Areas Works to Remove Barriers for Underserved Populations to Access Care Initiative Funded Through New York State's Opioid Settlement Fund's Latest Round…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 10 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Cohoes as the $10 Million Capital Region Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Downtown Cohoes Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection Has Returned Nearly $2.4 Million to New York Consumers in 2022

Division of Consumer Protection Helped Nearly 20,000 New Yorkers with Consumer Complaints in 2022 To Kick Off National Consumer Protection Week, Division of Consumer Protection is Sharing the Top Five Categories of Consumer Complaints Received in…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Measures to Combat Rise in Child Labor Violations and Labor Trafficking

New York State Department of Labor Will Develop New Child Labor Task Force, Create Employer Pledge Program to Protect Youth Workers, Establish Labor Trafficking Response Unit Builds on Department's Existing Public Education Campaign to Inform…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $15 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Cayuga County

Sennett Meadows Senior Apartments Provides 60 Affordable Apartments to Town of Sennett, Including 18 with Supportive Services Investment Complements CNY Rising – the Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 14 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces Kirkland and Clinton as the $10 Million Mohawk Valley Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Downtown Kirkland and Clinton…

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Governor Hochul Announces Cooperstown, Sharon Springs, and Dolgeville as Mohawk Valley Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program

Village of Cooperstown to Receive $4.5 Million; Villages of Sharon Springs and Dolgeville to Receive $2.25 Million Each New $100 Million NY Forward Program Builds on Momentum of the Successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative to Support a More…

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Governor Hochul Announces Second Round of Office of Strategic Workforce Development Grant Awards Totaling More Than $7 Million TOP Governor Hochul Announces Second Round of Office of Strategic Workforce Development Grant Awards Totaling More Than $7 Mill

Fourteen Projects Across the State Will Leverage More Than $6.3 Million in Public/Private Funding to Support More Than 3,700 Trainees for Over 100 Business Partners Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Office of Strategic…

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Long Island Leaders and Elected Officials Address New York's Housing Crisis Following Governor Hochul's Patchogue Visit to Highlight New York Housing Compact

Governor Kathy Hochul today toured Patchogue in Suffolk County, Long Island with local leaders and elected officials to highlight key components of the New York Housing Compact — the Governor's comprehensive strategy announced in the Fiscal…

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Leaders and Elected Officials in New York's Capital Region Endorse Governor Hochul's New York Housing Compact Following Albany Visit

Governor Kathy Hochul toured an affordable housing development in Albany with local leaders and elected officials to highlight key components of the New York Housing Compact - the Governor's comprehensive strategy announced in the Fiscal Year 2024…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Winter Storm Expected to Bring Significant Snowfall Upstate This Weekend

Up to A Foot of Snow or More is Expected in Parts of the Capital, Mohawk Valley and North Country Regions, With Locally Higher Amounts, Friday Evening Through Saturday Evening Southern Shore of Lake Ontario May Receive Up to Eight Inches of Snow…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Visits Converted Housing Units and Highlights Urgency of New York Housing Compact

Governor Hochul: "My plan is to have groundbreakings at the start of over 800,000 new housing units over the next decade...It's ambitious. It can be challenging, but as long as I'm Governor of the State of New York, I will never be afraid of the…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates the Beginning of Women's History Month

Issues Proclamation Designating March as Women’s History Month to Honor Trailblazers Who Have Shaped the State's History State Landmarks to be Lit Purple in Recognition of Women's History Month Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a…

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Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, and MTA Chair and CEO Lieber Celebrate Start of Full-Scale Long Island Rail Road Service to Grand Central Madison Beginning Monday, February 27

Senate Majority Leader Schumer Joins Governor Hochul and MTA Chair and CEO Lieber at Ceremony at Grand Central Madison New LIRR Timetables Effective Tomorrow Increase Weekday Service by 41 Percent Largest LIRR Service Expansion with Trains…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, and MTA Chair and CEO Lieber Celebrate Start of Full-Scale Long Island Rail Road Service to Grand Central Madison Beginning Monday, February 27

Governor Hochul: “The day has finally arrived. And we start focusing on the needs of our commuters. Hardworking men and women looking to get to their jobs or get back home with their families. And again, we're making a positive difference in…

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Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Support of a Shabbat of Peace Not Hate

Governor Hochul: "There are 20 million New Yorkers who are with you today and every day as we stand up and call out antisemitism and racism and homophobia and all the other isms, because there's still far more of us than there are of them, and I…

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Governor Hochul Requests Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden to Secure Federal Assistance for Communities Impacted by Historic December Storm

Declaration Would Provide Federal Disaster Assistance for Local Governments in Erie, Genesee, Niagara, St. Lawrence and Suffolk Counties; Also Would Provide Funeral Assistance and Crisis Counseling for Communities in Western New York From a…

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Governor Hochul Announces Plans for I LOVE NY Black Travel Initiative

I LOVE NY Will Promote Black Travel Destinations, Events and Cultural Attractions to Encourage Black Travelers to Explore New York State Builds on I LOVE NY LGBTQ and Accessible NY Programs to Boost New York Tourism Among Diverse Populations…

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Governor Hochul Announces Establishment of New York's First State Veterans Cemetery

State Takes Ownership of Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery from Seneca County, ­­Becoming the New York State Veterans Cemetery – Finger Lakes National Cemetery Administration to Provide $2.8 Million for Expansion and Improvements …

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Governor Hochul Announces Expanded Efforts to Combat Housing Discrimination Across New York

Investment in Fair Housing Testing Program Will Increase Investigations into Housing Discrimination and Enhance Education and Outreach Efforts on Fair Housing Rights Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a $2.2 million expansion of New…

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Governor Hochul Announces $5 Million Partnership to Expand Direct Support Professional Credentialing

State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and the State University of New York to Offer Microcredentials for Direct Support Professionals Partnership Builds on Efforts to Expand Existing Direct Support Workforce and Support New…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $3.8 Million Awarded to Improve Seniors' Access to Locally Grown Foods

Department of Agriculture and Markets to Administer Grant to Expand Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Builds Upon Governor Hochul’s Commitment to Boost New York’s Agriculture and Local Food Sourcing Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Plans for I LOVE NY Black Travel Initiative

I LOVE NY Will Promote Black Travel Destinations, Events and Cultural Attractions to Encourage Black Travelers to Explore New York State Builds on I LOVE NY LGBTQ and Accessible NY Programs to Boost New York Tourism Among Diverse Populations …

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 10 Statewide Deaths Reported on February 23 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Ukrainian Institute of America on One Year Commemoration Of Ukraine's Resilience And Resistance

Governor Hochul: "[W]hat Russia did a year ago, what Putin did a year ago, was an assault on our ally. It was a strike on their sovereignty, an invasion of their ideals, a violation of their values and a drive against their democracy - all values…

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Governor Hochul Urges Freight Rail Industry, Congress, and Federal Regulators to Take Additional Actions to Prevent Freight Rail Hazmat Disasters in the Wake of East Palestine Toxic Train Derailment

Actions Include Expediting the Implementation of Safer Tank Cars for Hazardous Materials Modernizing Braking Regulations and Systems to Prevent Potential Collisions Requiring Rail Roads to Provide Advance Notice to State Emergency Response Teams…

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Governor Hochul Announces Selection of Saratoga County Resident as Command Chief of the First Air Force

Command Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson to Serve as Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander of 15,000-Member First Air Force, which is Responsible for Aerospace Control and Air Defense of the Continental United States The First Air Force Also…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Representative Santos' Sponsorship of Bill to Make the AR-15 the 'National Gun of the United States'

"It's outrageous and appalling that New York Congressman Santos would attach his name to legislation that would designate the AR-15 as the 'national gun of the United States.' This weapon of war has been used in mass shootings across the United…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Celebrates Final Phase of the JFK Transformation with Groundbreaking for a New $4.2 Billion Terminal 6

Project Will Create More Than 4,000 Total Jobs Including 1,800 Union Construction Jobs Terminal 6 to Offer World-Class Passenger Amenities, Expanded Taxiway and Gate Capacity, State-of-the-Art Security and Streamlined Roadway Access Includes 30…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Landmarks to be Illuminated Blue and Yellow to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

16 State Landmarks to be Lit the Evening of Friday, February 24 Directs Ukrainian Flag to be Flown Over the New York State Capitol Building Governor Reaffirms New York State's Support for the People of Ukraine Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Celebrates Final Phase of the JFK Transformation with Groundbreaking for a New $4.2 Billion Terminal 6

Project Will Create More Than 4,000 Total Jobs Including 1,800 Union Construction Jobs Terminal 6 to Offer World-Class Passenger Amenities, Expanded Taxiway and Gate Capacity, State-of-the-Art Security and Streamlined Roadway Access Includes 30…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 17 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Mid-Hudson Regional Investments as Part of FY 2024 Executive Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced details of key proposals from her Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget to grow jobs and boost the economy in the Mid-Hudson Region of New York. In line with the 2023 State of the State, the budget includes a major…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Highlights Mid-Hudson Regional Investments as Part of FY 2024 Executive Budget

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced details of key proposals from her Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget to grow jobs and boost the economy in the Mid-Hudson region of New York. In line with the 2023 State of the State, the budget includes…

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Governor Hochul Urges Caution in Advance of Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow and Ice to Several Upstate Regions This Week

Governor Kathy Hochul today urged caution as a winter storm is forecast to impact upstate regions beginning Wednesday afternoon, particularly in the North Country and parts of the Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Help for Small, Rural, And Disadvantaged Communities to Access Water Infrastructure Funding

Outreach Events Scheduled in Economic Development Regions to Connect Communities with Necessary Resources and Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements Community Assistance Teams Available for On-Site and Virtual Consultations to Support…

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Governor Hochul Announces $10M Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award for Johnson City

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Johnson City's Downtown …

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Governor Hochul Announces Montour Falls and Waverly as Southern Tier Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program

Villages of Montour Falls and Waverly to Receive $4.5 Million Each New $100 Million NY Forward Program Builds on Momentum of the Successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative to Support a More Equitable Downtown Recovery for New York’s…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Southern Tier Investments as Part of FY 2024 Executive Budget

Budget Includes Over $151 Million for Department of Transportation Capital Projects in the Southern Tier; Over $23 Million for Local Road and Pothole Repairs Includes $50 Million for Binghamton University to Continue Establishing Hub for Battery…

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Governor Hochul Announces 10th Anniversary of Transformative Taste NY Program

New York's Flagship Eat Local, Drink Local Program Has Delivered Over $100 Million in Economic Impacts Open House at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center Highlights New York State Farmers and Agricultural Producers and Regional Tourism Offerings Series…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 78 Statewide Deaths Reported from February 18 to February 21 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers…

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Governor Hochul Announces $150 Million Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund to Grow Mixed-Use Housing and Infrastructure Projects Throughout the Region

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced details of the Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund, a $150 million funding initiative specifically for mixed-use housing and infrastructure projects throughout the Mid-Hudson Region, to help communities meet growing…

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Governor Hochul Announces Sleepy Hollow and Cornwall as Mid-Hudson Region Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Village of Sleepy Hollow, and the Town of Cornwall and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, will each receive $4.5 million in funding as the two Mid-Hudson Region winners of the first round of NY Forward.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Port Jervis as the $10 Million Mid-Hudson Region Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the City of Port Jervis will receive $10 million in funding as the Mid-Hudson Region winner of the sixth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. For DRI Round 6, each of the state's 10 economic…

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Governor Hochul Announces 2022-23 Carey Gabay Scholarship Program Winners

Five Outstanding Incoming SUNY Students to Receive Full Scholarships Honors Carey Gabay's Legacy and Commitment to Social Justice, Leadership, and Mentorship Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the five 2022-23 winners of the Carey Gabay…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $62 Million to Strengthen Emergency Communications and Interoperability Infrastructure in New York State

Targeted Grants to Enhance Public Safety by Strengthening Resiliency of Emergency Communications Systems Public Safety Funding Awarded to 14 Counties in Upstate Regions, Providing Up to $6 Million Per County Governor Kathy Hochul today announced…

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Governor Hochul Announces Expansion of Statewide Program to Help High-Skilled Immigrants Find Jobs

$4.38 Million in Grant Funding Will Support Professional Training and Job Placements for High-Skilled Immigrants in New York Expansion of Professional Pathways for High-Skilled Immigrants Program Builds on Governor Hochul's Commitment to…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 19 Statewide Deaths Reported on February 16 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police Issue 11,865 Tickets During Super Bowl Weekend Stop DWI Enforcement Campaign

State Troopers Arrested 183 People for DWI During Super Bowl Weekend The New York State Police today announced that Troopers issued more than 11,800 tickets during a special STOP DWI traffic enforcement period over Super Bowl Weekend. During the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Record Attendance at New York State Parks for 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced annual attendance at state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. Total…

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Governor Hochul Announces Annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend

Registration Waived for Out-of-State Snowmobilers for March 3 to 5 First Weekend in March to be Dedicated to Free Snowmobile Weekend Each Year Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that beginning March 3 to 5 this year, and annually thereafter,…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 13 Statewide Deaths Reported on February 15 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Perry as the $10 Million Finger Lakes Region Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Perry's Downtown Governor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Geneseo and Medina as Finger Lakes Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program

Villages of Geneseo and Medina To Receive $4.5 Million Each New $100 Million NY Forward Program Builds on Momentum of the Successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative To Support a More Equitable Downtown Recovery for New York's Smaller and Rural…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Highlights Finger Lakes Investments As Part of FY 2024 Executive Budget

Budget Includes Nearly $20 Million to Support Higher Education Projects in Strategic Workforce Sectors Includes $96 Million to Construct and Revitalize Necessary Transportation Infrastructure and $15 Million to Upgrade Green Spaces Governor…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Finger Lakes Investments As Part of FY 2024 Executive Budget

Budget Includes Nearly $40 Million to Support Higher Education Projects in Strategic Workforce Sectors Includes $96 Million to Construct and Revitalize Necessary Transportation Infrastructure and $15 Million to Upgrade Green Spaces Governor…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 27 Statewide Deaths Reported on February 10 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Highlights of FY 2024 Executive Budget

$1 Billion Plan Will Fix New York State's Continuum of Mental Health Care Governor Follows Through on Pledge Not To Raise Income Taxes for FY 2024 Budget New York Housing Compact Will Build 800,000 New Homes, Address Statewide Housing Shortage …

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Video, Audio And Rush Transcript: Acting Budget Director Beattie Holds FY 2024 Executive Budget Technical Briefing and Media Availability

Earlier today, after Governor Kathy Hochul presented the FY 2024 Executive Budget, New York State Division of the Budget Acting Budget Director Sandra L. Beattie held a technical briefing and a media availability. VIDEO of the event is available on…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 26 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 31 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Largest Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station in Southern Tier Now Open

Sixteen-Unit Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Hub to Expand New York Power Authority's EVolve NY Network Making High-Speed Charging More Accessible to Residents and Visitors Southern Tier High-Traffic Hub to Help State Advance Transition to Electric…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins President Biden to Announce Federal Investment in the Hudson Tunnel Project

Governor Hochul: "...this Gateway project, has been talked about a long time. We need this done. This is the lifeblood of not just our region, but the entire nation's economy." Hochul: "I'm going to take advantage of this almost $300 million in…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 66 Statewide Deaths Reported from January 28 to January 30 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers…

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Governor Hochul Announces $5.25 Million to Support Addiction Prevention Services in High-Need Communities

Federal Funding Will Allow Six Providers to Establish Substance Use and Prevention Coalitions to Focus on Delivering Services to High-Need Populations Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $5.25 million in awards to establish six substance use and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Over $22 Million Awarded in Round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that over $22 million has been awarded to support 21 projects across New York State through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Round XII included core capital grant and tax-credit funding from…

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ICYMI: Governor Hochul's Op-Ed in the New York Daily News: Let's Agree on Helping Grieving Families Before Today's Midnight Deadline

Today, the New York Daily News published an op-ed by Governor Kathy Hochul on the Grieving Families Act ahead of tonight's deadline for action. There has been much discussion about the merits of changing New York's wrongful death statute, first…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 30 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 27 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce Significant Progress on Subway and Transit Public Safety Initiatives

Major Subway Crime Down 16 Percent Since Cops, Cameras and Care Initiative Announced in October, Compared to Same Time Period in Prior Year Crime Rate on Subway Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels Second Lowest Level of Transit Crime in Any January…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce Significant Progress on Subway and Transit Public Safety Initiatives

Major Subway Crime Down 16 Percent Since Cops, Cameras and Care Initiative Announced in October, Compared to Same Time Period in Prior Year Crime Rate on Subway Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels Second Lowest Level of Transit Crime in Any January…

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Governor Hochul Illuminates New York Landmarks to Mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State landmarks will be lit yellow tonight, January 27, to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Held on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, International Holocaust…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 21 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 26 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Zinc8 Energy Solutions, a Long-Term Energy Storage Leader, Will Locate its First Commercial Manufacturing Facility and American Headquarters in Ulster County

Company Will Create 500 Jobs Through a 5-year $68 Million Investment Plan in the Mid-Hudson Region and Build Environmentally and Economically Friendly Zinc-air Long Duration Energy Storage Systems Anchor Tenant in the New $100 Million iPark 87…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Mayor Adams' Second State of the City Address

"I commend my friend and partner Mayor Eric Adams for outlining an inspiring and ambitious vision for New York City in his second State of the City address. Our city faces numerous challenges that require bold action and an all-hands-on-deck…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of More Than 1,000 Joint Counter Terrorism Exercises Across New York State in 2022

State's Counter Terrorism Teams Conducted Assessments and Exercises at a Variety of Businesses, Critical Infrastructure Sites and Rail Stations Throughout 2022, Will Continue These Efforts to Enhance Public Safety in 2023 Division of Homeland…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 34 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 25 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Rides Inaugural LIRR Train to Grand Central Madison

20-Minute Grand Central Direct Service Between Jamaica and Grand Central Madison Begins Initial Operation, With Full Expansion Coming Soon Grand Central Madison Enables the First Direct Transfers Between the LIRR and Metro-North Railroad…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than 8,000 Public Safety Professionals From New York State and Beyond Completed Training at the State Preparedness Training Center in 2022

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Provides Year-Round Training to State's Public Safety Agencies and Personnel to Address Current and Evolving Threat Landscape Demand for Training Continues to Grow Following a 16-Month Pause Due…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 33 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Rides Inaugural LIRR Train to Grand Central Madison

20-Minute Grand Central Direct Service Between Jamaica and Grand Central Madison Begins Initial Operation, With Full Expansion Coming Soon Grand Central Madison Enables the First Direct Transfers Between the LIRR and Metro-North Railroad…

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Governor Hochul Announces Expansion of the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center and Highlights State of the State Proposals to Increase Funding for Local Law Enforcement Agencies

New Center is $500,000 Upgrade, Four Times the Size of Former Location,and has Space for Twice the Number of Staff One of 10 Across the State Funded by a Record $15 Million Investment Secured by Governor Hochul Governor Highlighted Major Public…

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Governor Hochul Announces Huntington Station as the $10 Million Long Island Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Huntington Station's Downtown…

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Governor Hochul Announces Long Beach and Lindenhurst as Long Island Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program

City of Long Beach and Village of Lindenhurst to Receive $4.5 Million Each New $100 Million NY Forward Program Builds on Momentum of the Successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative to Support a More Equitable Downtown Recovery for New York's…

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B-roll, Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Expansion of the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center and Highlights State of the State Proposals to Increase Funding for Local Law Enforcement Agencies

New Center is $500,000 Upgrade, Four Times the Size of Former Location, and has Space for Twice the Number of Staff One of 10 Across the State Funded by a Record $15 Million Investment Secured by Governor Hochul Governor Highlighted Major Public…

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Governor Hochul Announces $234 Million in Additional Food Assistance for January

All SNAP Households to Receive at Least the Maximum Level of Food Benefits for January Monthly Supplemental Food Benefits Will End After February Payment Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 85 Statewide Deaths Reported from January 21 to January 23 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Planned Parenthood Day of Action

Governor Hochul: "We're going to keep fighting for our rights, so the next generation will know how much we care about their rights and equality and reproductive freedom. Because this is the birthplace of all the rights, and I know how important it…

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Statement by Governor Kathy Hochul on the Second Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment

"The horrifying, extreme decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade was a direct attack on our rights and protections. "Here in New York, we will continue to take bold measures to protect the rights of New Yorkers, and I…

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Governor Hochul Announces Dunkirk as the $10 Million Western New York Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Dunkirk's Downtown…

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Governor Hochul Announces Lancaster and Wellsville as Western New York Winners of First Round of NY Forward Awards

Village of Lancaster and Village of Wellsville to Receive $4.5 Million Each New $100 Million NY Forward Program Builds on Momentum of the Successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative to Support a More Equitable Downtown Recovery for New York's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Ticonderoga as the $10 Million North Country Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Ticonderoga's Downtown…

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Governor Hochul Announces Cape Vincent, Lyons Falls and Waddington as North Country Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program

Village of Cape Vincent to Receive $4.5 Million; Villages of Lyons Falls & Waddington to Receive $2.25 Million Each New $100 Million NY Forward Program Builds on Momentum of the Successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative to Support a More…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Dunkirk as the $10 Million Western New York Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

$4.5 Million Awarded to Villages of Lancaster and Wellsville as Western New York Winners of First Round of NY Forward Program Governor Hochul: "We're trying to bring back our downtowns and make them shine like they did a long time ago. And also be…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Highlights State of the State Housing and Lead Exposure Proposals

Governor Hochul: "In my State of the State address, with Rochester top of mind, and the extraordinary accomplishments here, we proposed a program to drastically reduce the risk of lead exposure in rental properties." Hochul: "I love a big…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 22 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 20 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Recognizes First Responders and Community Heroes for Their Actions During December Blizzard

Governor Hochul: "For the rest of our lives we'll be grateful to all the firefighters and the snowmobile clubs and the citizens and the emergency personnel and the police and elected leaders and just the food banks - everybody who showed me that my…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Safeguard Their Private Data

New Yorkers Encouraged to Educate and Protect Themselves Against Having their Personal Information Compromised Online During Data Privacy Week State's First Chief Privacy Officer Partners with State Agencies to Raise Awareness; Guard Against…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 34 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 19 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Availability of $7.5 Million for Opioid Treatment Programs

Grants to Establish Low Threshold Buprenorphine Services to be the First Awarded Through the State's Opioid Settlement Fund Funding Supports Comprehensive Approach to Reduce Fatal Overdoses and Address New York's Opioid Crisis Governor Kathy…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at General Motors Rochester Plant Manufacturing Announcement

Governor Hochul: "Generations from now, they'll look back and not have those hard looks, sad stories of loss and people leaving the area, the jobs going, the people going, our capital going... Today says that that trajectory is now over. We are…

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Governor Hochul Announces $672 Million Electric and Gas Utility Bill Relief for New Yorkers

One-Time Bill Credit Available to Help More Than 534,000 New Yorkers Pay Utility Bills Largest Utility Customer Financial Assistance Program in State History Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that 478,000 residential customers and 56,000…

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Governor Hochul Announces East Harlem as the $10 Million New York City Region Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize East Harlem Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces More than $390 Million in Financing to Build More than 1,600 Affordable and Supportive Homes Across New York State

Includes $61.4 Million for 202 Affordable Homes in Saratoga Springs, $40.1 Million for Affordable and Supportive Housing Complex in Buffalo, $20.4 Million Renovation of Mitchell-Lama Cooperative in Harlem Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces East Harlem As the $10 Million New York City Region Winner of Sixth-Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Downtown Revitalization Investments are a Critical Part of the State's Comprehensive Economic Development and Community Growth Strategy State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Ocials to Revitalize East Harlem Governor Hochul:…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of First New York Cannabis Dispensary Owned by a Justice Impacted Individual

Major Milestone for New York State's Cannabis Industry with January 24 Opening in Manhattan Supported by the New York Cannabis Social Equity Investment Fund, Dispensary Provides Opportunity to Fast-Track Sales and Build Initial Capital for Licensee…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 20 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 18 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Supreme Court Order in Gazzola v. Hochul

"The Supreme Court has once again denied a request to block the State's laws regulating firearms — allowing us to continue our work to protect New Yorkers. Public safety is my top priority, and as we make major investments in law enforcement…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Cancer Prevention Efforts to Protect Firefighters and Their Families During Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Newly Announced Decontamination Protocols Reduce Firefighters' Exposure to Toxic Contaminants by 85 Percent State Office of Fire Prevention and Control Expanding Classes and Trainings to Include Cancer Awareness and Prevention Education Sessions…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 96 Statewide Deaths Reported from January 14 to January 17 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers…

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Statement by Governor Hochul on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

"Today, New Yorkers had the opportunity to hear directly from Judge LaSalle, and what they heard was an affirmation of his commitment to fairness and justice above all else. He also shared his personal background and views, including his deeply held…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 40 Statewide Deaths Reported on January 13 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces $38.2 Million Initiative to Address Street Homelessness

State Funding to Establish Eight Teams of Behavioral Health Professionals to Address the Immediate Needs of Unhoused New Yorkers Teams Modeled After Those Used Successfully in New York City Will Be Deployed in Areas of New York State with High…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Landmarks to Be Illuminated Red, Green, and Black in Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

13 State Landmarks To Be Lit the Evening of Monday, January 16 Lighting Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life, Legacy, and Impact on Creating a More Just and Equal Society Read Proclamation Here Governor Kathy Hochul today announced…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Governor Hochul: "I assure you that those of us in government know the responsibility that's been entrusted to us by the people to carry on his dream, his vision, and that means creating more affordable housing because housing is a human right. More…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at National Action Network's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Governor Hochul: "We all have a moral obligation to take the torch that Dr. King left and gave it to us. Make it glow even brighter. And that's why as a Governor, I can make sure that we focus on the issues that reflect our belief in justice."…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks in Support of Judge Hector LaSalle, Joined by Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Elected Leaders and Community Representatives

Governor Hochul: "This is just one community, but all across the state, people are expecting him to have the process, the fairness that has been accorded every other similarly-situated nominee in the history of our state. They all had their chance,…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 30 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces $1.5 Million in Federal Funding to Three Communities for New Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Pilot Project

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Now Partnering with Buffalo, Schenectady and Yonkers Police Departments to Develop and Launch Project Alternatives to Arrest and Trust Building Programs for Justice-Involved Youth Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces Mobile Sports Wagering Generated $909 Million for New York State in First Year of Operation

Tax Revenue Funds Education, Youth Sports Programming and Problem Gambling Prevention Treatment and Recovery Services More Than $16 Billion Wagered on Sports in New York State in First Year of Operation Upon the one-year anniversary of mobile…

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Governor Hochul Announces $143 Million Investment in Critical Water Infrastructure Projects Across New York State

Approval of Financial Assistance Authorizes Municipal Access to the Capital Needed for Shovel Ready Projects that Reduce Risks to Public Health and the Environment Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $143 million in financial assistance for…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Completion of Plug Power's $125 Million Manufacturing Facility in Albany County

Company Will Create More than 1,600 New Green Jobs at its Slingerlands Facility Complements Governor Hochul's Bold Environmental Agenda for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combating Climate Change Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Start of Innovative Microtunneling for Newburgh Sewer Project

First Clean Water Infrastructure Project Funded by the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law In New York State $27 Million in Total State and Federal Investments Will Improve Water Quality and Storm Resiliency by Upgrading Wastewater…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces the Completion of Plug Power's $125 Million Manufacturing Facility in Albany County

Governor Hochul: "This is a new chapter in the green energy revolution. As the story's being written, the story unfolds. Everyone will look back, that this is the place where a fascinating part of this grew right here." Hochul: "All the workers,…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at 191st New York State Agriculture Society's Meeting and Agricultural Forum and Highlights Agriculture State of the State Proposals

Governor Hochul: "And all the farmers and all the different ways that you've innovated to use God's gift, the beautiful Earth that's been entrusted to us - it's amazing. It's amazing. But I also know you've had to deal with global supply chain…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

Follows More Than $550 Million in State Investment to Renovate Sports Facilities, Improve Roads and Bridges, Upgrade Sports Infrastructure in Preparation for the Games Games Will Include Several Measures to Promote Climate Action in Line with…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 38 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Supreme Court Order in Antonyuk V. Nigrelli

"Keeping New Yorkers safe is my top priority. I'm pleased that this Supreme Court order will allow us to continue enforcing the gun laws we put in place to do just that. We believe that these thoughtful, sensible regulations will help to prevent gun…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Highlights Plan to Make Child Care More Affordable, Accessible, and Fair in New York

Governor's Plan Will Make Child Care More Affordable For New Yorkers, Streamline the Application Process, Expand Access, and Support Child Care Infrastructure Governor Hochul: "I want to put the spotlight on something that's going to have a…

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B-Roll And Photos: Governor Hochul Visits Early Education Classroom

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul visited an early education classroom in the Bronx. Additionally, Governor Hochul highlighted a plan to make New York's child care system fairer, more affordable, and easier to access, as part of the 2023 State of…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 41 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $38 Million Bridge Replacement Project on Saw Mill River Parkway in Westchester County

Two New Bridges Between Exits 26 & 28 in Pleasantville Improve Resiliency Against Severe Weather Events Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that major construction has been completed on two new bridges that carry the Saw Mill River Parkway…

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Governor Hochul Announces Comprehensive Plan to Fix New York State's Continuum of Mental Health Care

Transformative Plan will Increase Capacity for Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment by 1,000 Beds and Add 3,500 Housing Units Serving Individuals with Mental Illness Governor Calls for Systemic Accountability for Mental Health Admissions and Discharges;…

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Remarks as Prepared: Governor Hochul Delivers 2023 State of the State

“Achieving the New York Dream” Agenda Includes 147 Bold Initiatives to Create a More Affordable, More Livable and Safer New York “New York Housing Compact” Strategy to Address New York’s Housing Crisis, Build 800,000…

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Public Safety Initiatives and Investments to Drive Down Gun Violence and Violent Crime

Expands New York State Police Community Stabilization Units, Bolsters Trooper Participation in Federal Task Forces and Increases the Division's Ranks by Offering an Unprecedented Four Academy Classes for New Recruits Doubles State Funding for…

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Governor Hochul Announces Statewide Strategy to Address New York's Housing Crisis and Build 800,000 New Homes

New York Housing Compact Will Set Local Housing Targets, Include Local Participation to Achieve Housing Growth in Every Community Includes Proposals to Remove Obstacles to Approvals, Grow Development Opportunities in New York City, and Incentivize…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformative Investments in Energy Affordability, Building Efficiency, and Clean Air and Water

Announces Energy Affordability Guarantee, a First-in-the-Nation Pilot Program to Ensure Participating New Yorkers Never Pay More than Six Percent of Their Incomes on Electricity? Plan Would Deliver $200 Million in Utility Bill Relief for Over…

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Governor Hochul Unveils Cap-and-Invest Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat Climate Change

Economywide Cap-And-Invest Program Will Fund a Sustainable Future While Protecting Consumers Governor Advances Recent Climate Action Council Recommendation; Directs DEC and NYSERDA to Design an Emission Reductions Program with Robust Stakeholder…

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Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Make Child Care More Affordable, Accessible, and Fair in New York

New Initiatives Will Streamline the Child Care Application Process, Expand Access to Child Care, and Support New York’s Child Care Infrastructure Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a sweeping plan to make New York’s child care system…

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Governor Hochul Announces Economic Innovation Plan To Grow Jobs and Businesses of the Future Across New York State

Targeted Investments Will Develop High-Growth Industries and Strengthen State’s Supply Chain Plan Will Expand Signature Business Attraction Programs to Bring More World-Class Companies to New York State and Spur Job Growth Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Raise the Minimum Wage Annually, Helping New Yorkers Address the Rising Cost of Living

Proposes Indexing New York’s Minimum Wage to Inflation, Benefiting Hundreds of Thousands of New Yorkers – Especially Women and People of Color To Help Workers and Employers Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Economy, Governor Releases…

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Governor Hochul Announces Plans to Build a Stronger Health Care System for the Future

Initiatives Will Transform the Cost and Delivery of Health Care and Address the Most Pressing Needs of Underserved Communities Plans to Establish a Nation-Leading Public Health Disease Monitoring and Surveillance System to Prepare for Future…

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Governor Hochul Announces Public Transit Expansions to Increase Access, Affordability and Safety

MTA to Expand "City Ticket" to Include Peak Hours, Giving LIRR and Metro-North Customers a Low-Cost, Flat-Fare Within New York City Announces Interborough Express Will Move Forward Using Light Rail Following Planning and Environmental Study $10…

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Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Help Government Work Better for New Yorkers

Reduces Bureaucratic Hurdles, Streamlines Access to Government Agencies, Shortens Processing Times and Improves Access to Child Care Assistance, Tax Credits, and Critical Food Benefits for Women, Infants and Children New "Chief Customer Experience…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Remarks as Prepared: Governor Hochul Delivers 2023 State of the State

"Achieving the New York Dream" Agenda Includes 147 Bold Initiatives to Create a More Affordable, More Livable and Safer New York "New York Housing Compact" Strategy to Address New York's Housing Crisis, Build 800,000 New Homes Over Next Decade …

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 96 Statewide Deaths Reported from January 7 to January 9 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nation-Leading Proposal to Offer Fully-Paid Parental Leave for New York State Employees

Provides 12 Weeks of Fully Paid Parental Leave for Unrepresented New York State Employees Will Engage State Unions on Extending Benefit Through Collective Bargaining Process Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a nation-leading proposal to offer…

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Governor Hochul Announces GO SEMI: the Governor’s Office of Semiconductor Expansion, Management, and Integration

Office to Lead and Centralize Efforts to Implement Micron’s $100 Billion Investment in Central New York Develops and Advances Policies to Attract Semiconductor Industry, Supply Chain, and Skilled Workers to New York Coordinates Workforce…

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Governor Hochul Announces Steps to Strengthen New York State's Safe Harbor for Abortion Care

All Public Colleges and Universities in the SUNY and CUNY Systems Will Offer Abortion Care Legislation Will Provide New Yorkers with Over-The-Counter Contraception, Prescribed by Pharmacists Proposal Would Protect Personal Data of Women Seeking…

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Governor Hochul Announces Agenda to Provide High-Quality Education and Recover from Pandemic Learning Loss

Fully Funds Foundation Aid at Historic Level of Financial Support, Investing in Students More than Any Other State Expands Full-Day Public Prekindergarten to an Additional 17,500 4-Year-Olds Establishes Statewide High-Impact Tutoring Programs to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Initiatives to Help Older New Yorkers Age in Communities of Their Choice

Greater Access to Services and Long-Term Care Will Help Older New Yorkers and Individuals with Disabilities to Live, Work, and Age Where They Want Revitalization of EMS Services and Medical Transportation Will Help More New Yorkers Access Health…

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Governor Hochul Announces Expansion of State's Major Investments in Cybersecurity Initiatives

Major Investments Will Expand Cyber Protection For Local Governments, Building on Historic, $61.9 Million FY 2023 Budget Investment State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Will Establish First-Ever, Specialized Industrial Control…

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Governor Hochul Announces Initiatives to Provide Economic Boost to Farmers and Strengthen New York's Food Supply Chain

Proposal Will Increase Food System Resiliency, Encourage Investments to Modernize Farms, and Build an Agricultural Workforce Pipeline for the Future Governor to Issue Executive Order to Bolster Demand for New York State Foods and Dramatically…

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Governor Hochul Announces Approval of Siting Permits for Three Major Solar Energy Facilities

Combined 309 MW Solar Facilities to Bring Over $458 Million to Local Economy, Power 69,000 New York Homes 11 Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects Approved by ORES Since Its Creation in 2021 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 39 Statewide Deaths Reported on Friday, January 6 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Negotiations Between New York City Hospitals and Nurses

"No one puts more on the line to care for New Yorkers than our nurses, which is why my team has been pushing for a fair labor agreement for these dedicated professionals and to ensure they have safe working conditions. For weeks now, we have been…

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Governor Hochul Announces Promotion of New York Air National Guard Brigadier General Denise Donnell to Major General

Major General Donnell Became the First Woman to Command the Air Guard When She Was Appointed by Governor Hochul in April 2022 Major General Donnell is One of Only Five Women to Attain the Two-Star Rank of Major General in the New York National…

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Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, NYCHA Undertake Effort to Replace Elevators in Developments Serving Nearly 34,000 Residents

335 Elevators Will Be Replaced as Part of Large-Scale Modernization Work That Will Improve Elevator Service at 20 Developments $300 Million Funding Agreement Between NYCHA and DASNY Will Deliver Much-Needed Repairs to Developments in All Five…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 26 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State's 2023 Tribute to the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Be Aired on New York PBS Stations

Public Invited to Attend a Free Special Screening of the Program Friday, January 13, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center Program Hosted by Reverend Dr. Mashona Walston, Senior Minister of First Church in Albany Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks and Marches in 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration

Governor Hochul: "I'm proud to serve you. So proud to represent you. And I'll keep fighting for you every single day of my life. And I say right now, let's celebrate the Three Kings. Let's get out there and talk about this beautiful, diverse culture…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Saranac Lake Civic Center's Nearly $7 Million Upgrade

Venue Will Host Curling Competitions During Upcoming Lake Placid 2023 World University Games Revitalized Facility Enhances Regional Sports Infrastructure to Support Future Events, Complements State Investments in ORDA Facilities Games Happening…

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Governor Hochul Announces Application Period Now Open for 2023 Empire State Fellows Program

Program Prepares the Next Generation of Policy Makers to Lead New York State Applications Opened on January 1, 2023 and Will be Accepted through April 3, 2023 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the application period for the 2023 class of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of $30 Million Pre-seed and Seed Matching Fund Program

Program Will Invest Up To $250,000 in Early-Stage Startup Companies With Matching Funds From Private Sector Part of New York's $500 Million Federal Funding Allocation to Support Small Businesses, Particularly in Traditionally Underserved…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 36 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combatting…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police Issue More than 32,900 Tickets During the National DWI Crackdown That Ran Through New Year's Day

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Police issued 32,934 tickets and arrested 453 people for impaired driving during the National DWI Crackdown which started on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, and continued through New Year's Day…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 124 Statewide Deaths Reported Between December 31 and January 3 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 30 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 30 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of $9.3 Million Upgrade at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

Upgrades Include New Visitor Center, Improved Parking, and Enhanced Exhibits Site is One of Last remaining 19th Century Great Estates on the South Shore of Long Island Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of a $9.3 million…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Takes Oath of Office and Delivers Inaugural Address

Governor Hochul: "[O]bstacles don't define us. Rather, it is the unparalleled courage and character of us that defines us as a people. So my confidence in the future is steeped in our glorious past - in the face of adversity, we always persist. We…

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Governor Hochul Announces 125 Awards to Provide Operating Funding for up to 5,000 Supportive Housing Units Statewide

Awards Support Governor Hochul's Historic $25 Billion, Five-Year Plan to Build or Preserve 10,000 Units of Supportive Housing Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 125 conditional awards for annual funding to provide services and operating…

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Governor Hochul Announces Third and Final Phase of $1.7 Billion Hunts Point Access Improvement Project Now Underway

State Department of Transportation Awarded $446 Million Contract for Latest Phase of Transformative Project in South Bronx Work Includes Reconstruction of Bruckner Expressway/Sheridan Boulevard Interchange and Completion of the New Bryant Avenue…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 35 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 29 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces $26 Million Renovation of Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park

Improvements Slated for the Track and Field, Arts Center, and Locker Rooms at New York City's Most Visited Park Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a $26 million investment in Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in Harlem. The investment includes…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Integrity of Public Work Projects

Legislation (S.5994C/A.1338C) Establishes Registration System for Contractors and Subcontractors Engaged in Public Work and Covered Private Projects to Better Enforce Labor Laws and Regulations Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation…

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Governor Hochul Announces First Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Sales Made in New York State History

Housing Works Cannabis Co, a Non-Profit Supporting Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers, Makes First Cannabis Sale Today in Manhattan to NYS OCM Executive Director Chris Alexander Cannabis Supply Chain Started by the Seeding Opportunity Initiative is…

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Governor Hochul Urges Recipients of Government Assistance to Protect Themselves Against Card Skimming

Thieves Using Skimming Devices To Steal Benefits from Electronic Benefit Transfer Card Users Federal Funding Bill Includes Provision To Issue Additional Assistance to Victims of Stolen Benefits Governor Kathy Hochul today urged New Yorkers who…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $11.6 Million Awarded to Municipalities for Climate Smart Communities Projects

Grants Support New York State's Climate Goals through Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Climate Change Adaptation, and Community Resilience Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the State Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart…

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Governor Hochul Awards Nearly $23 Million in Grants to 76 Communities to Promote Smart, Sustainable and Equitable Community Growth

Funding Through Three Signature Department of State Programs Will Help Communities Revitalize Waterfronts, Redevelop Abandoned Industrial Sites and Create Environmentally Sustainable Neighborhoods Over 50 Percent of Communities Awarded Serve…

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Governor Hochul Signs the Digital Fair Repair Act Into Law

Legislation (S4104-A/A7006-B) Makes Available Tools and Parts to Enable Consumer to Fix Their Own Electronic Devices Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Digital Fair Repair Act (S4104-A/A7006-B) into law making New York the first state in the nation…

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Governor Hochul Announces Request for Applications for Life Sciences and Workforce Development as Part of the $350 Million Long Island Investment Fund

Two $50 Million RFAs Are Part of Broader Strategy To Develop and Strengthen Long Island's Economic Competitiveness Governor Kathy Hochul today announced two Requests for Applications as part of the $350 million Long Island Investment Fund. Empire…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 33 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 28 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Provides Update on State's Response to Historic Winter Storm Impacting Multiple Regions Across the State

Statewide State of Emergency Remains in Effect as Historic Winter Storm Continues to Heavily Impact Western New York and the North Country Additional 200 National Guard Soldiers Deploying to Western New York on Monday to Assist New York's Emergency…

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Video And Audio: Governor Hochul Holds Virtual Storm Briefing

Earlier today, Governor Hochul held a virtual storm briefing to update New Yorkers as a winter storm continues to impact the state. On Thursday, Governor Hochul declared a statewide State of Emergency ahead of the event. Additionally, Governor…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Holds Storm Briefing

Governor Hochul: "[T]he basic message is, we're going to continue to keep warming centers open, encourage people to stay home. Roads are closed throughout Western New York and will be, probably through Christmas Day.” Hochul: “In…

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Governor Hochul Deploys National Guard and Additional State Agency Resources to Areas Impacted by Historic Winter Storm

Statewide State of Emergency Remains in Effect as Historic Winter Storm Continues to Heavily Impact Western New York and Beyond National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Western New York to Assist New Yorkers Unable to Travel for Emergencies; State…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Help New Yorkers Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder

Legislation (S.5690/A.372) Prohibits Copayments For Treatment at Opioid Treatment Programs Legislation (S.7378/A.8339) Requires the Department of Health To Publish Reports on the Department's Website Detailing Sales of Opioids Sold in the State …

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Holds Briefing as Winter Storm Moves Through New York

Governor Hochul: "This is an epic, statewide hazard. There's no other way to describe this than, this is having an impact everywhere. And fortunately, we have the most experienced team in America to deal with all kinds of disasters." Hochul: "I…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul Deploying National Guard to Erie County Amid Winter Storm

"New Yorkers are experiencing a life threatening and dangerous winter storm, with freezing temperatures and coastal flooding statewide, and snow and ice particularly in Western and Northern New York. "In coordination with Erie County Executive Mark…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Expanding Time for Voter Registration

Legislation (S.2951A/A.8858A) Provides Voters More Time to Register To Vote Ahead of an Election Reduces Registration Deadline from 25 Days to 10 Days Prior to Election Day Governor Hochul today signed legislation (S.2951A/A.8858A) that increases…

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Governor Hochul Announces Selection of 221 New York State Master Teachers to Join Statewide Network of STEM Educators

More Than 1,600 Outstanding STEM Teacher-Leaders Earning Master Teacher Recognition Across New York State New Application Round for K-12 STEM Teachers and K-12 Counselors Now Open Until February 25, 2023 Governor Kathy Hochul announced the…

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Governor Hochul Signs Nation-leading Legislation to Protect Energy Grid from Cyber Threats

Legislation A.3904B/S.5579A Protects Against Cyber Threats to New York's Electric Grid New York Leads Nation in Response to President Biden's Calls to Further Secure Critical Infrastructure Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Establishing Carlos' Law

Legislation S.621B/A.4947B Amends the Penal Law to Add Criminal Corporate Liability for the Death or Serious Physical Injury of an Employee Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation establishing Carlos' Law. The legislation (S.621B/A.4947B)…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Address Health Care Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community

Legislation (A.9604/S.8937) Authorizes Runaway and Homeless Youth Under 18 Receiving Support Services To Consent to their Medical, Dental, Health, and Hospital Care Legislation (A.1880A/S.2534A) Requires Home Health Aides and Nurse's Aides To…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Endicott as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Eight Downtown Revitalization Projects Will Improve Walkability and Connectivity; Enhance Housing and Employment Opportunities; and Expand Community Services and Cultural Amenities Governor Kathy Hochul today announced eight transformational…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Establishing Statewide Rape Kit Tracking System

Legislation S7867-A/A9596-A Will Help Survivors of Sexual Assault Track Evidence Collection Kits Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S7867-A/A9596-A) to establish a statewide electronic tracking system for sexual offense evidence…

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Governor Hochul Announces Two Transformative Niagara Falls Projects to Attract New Visitors and Development

Aquarium of Niagara to Start Construction on Great Lakes 360 at Shuttered Niagara Gorge Museum; Progress on Niagara Falls Heritage Gateways Project Advances Both Projects Will Help Reconnect the People of Niagara Falls to the Waterways That Define…

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What They Are Saying: Governor Hochul Nominates Hon. Hector D. Lasalle To Be Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals

Governor Hochul today nominated the Honorable Hector D. LaSalle, Presiding Justice of New York Supreme Court's Second Department, as the next Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Governor Hochul also announced her strong support for…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Bolster Disaster Preparedness Efforts in New York State

Legislation (A.25/S.3275) Exempts Certain Utility and Other Workers from Travel Bans Declared during Emergencies Legislation (A.1905/S.1086) Requires a Plan for the Delivery of Medicine and Medical Supplies to Pharmacies, Hospitals, and Nursing…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Two Transformative Niagara Falls Projects to Attract New Visitors and Development

Governor Hochul: "I cherish this community and never, ever take for granted this gift you have to live in a place as extraordinary as Niagara Falls. So, let's continue to tell the story. Let's elevate it. Let's continue making these investments and…

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Governor Hochul Declares Statewide State of Emergency Ahead of Storm Expected to Impact Holiday Travel Thursday Night Through Monday

Heavy Rain and Snow, Strong Winds, Coastal and Lakeshore Flooding, Flash Freezing, Extremely Low Wind Chills and Power Outages All Possible Over Next Several Days as Winter Storm Moves Across New York State Beginning 6 a.m. Friday — Full…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Consumers from Potential Pre-Paid Gift Card Scams

Legislation (A.266A/S.145B) Requires Businesses to Post Notice Alerting Customers About Gift Card Scams Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (A.266A/S.145B) that will protect consumers from scammers by requiring businesses give notice of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Stakeholder Advisory Committee for New York State's Master Plan for Aging

Master Plan for Aging Council Taps 28 Experts on Age-Friendly Policies, Supports, Community Infrastructure and Health Services Committee Members' Expertise to Advise Plan to Develop Healthy, Inclusive Communities for Aging New Yorkers Governor…

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Governor Hochul Nominates Hon. Hector D. Lasalle to be Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals

An Expert Jurist, LaSalle Brings Strong Experience Building Consensus and Increasing Access to Justice Hon. Edwina G. Richardson-Mendelson Would Serve as Chief Administrative Judge Governor Kathy Hochul today nominated the Honorable Hector D.…

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Governor Hochul Announces $21 Million Awarded to Help Low-And Moderate-Income New Yorkers Repair or Replace Their Homes

67 Grants will Support Critical Repairs and Accessibility Modifications Funding Will Assist Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled Individuals Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $20.7 million in grants that are expected to support critical repairs and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Norwich as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Nine Downtown Revitalization Projects Enhance Business and Housing Opportunities; Improve Streetscape Walkability and Public Spaces; and Expand Arts and Cultural Amenities Governor Kathy Hochul today announced nine transformational projects in the…

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Governor Hochul Releases Prison Redevelopment Commission Recommendations

"Unlocking Opportunity" Report Summarizes Commission's Findings, Provides Short- and Long-Term Recommendations To Lay Groundwork for Successful Prison Redevelopment Governor Kathy Hochul today released the recommendations of the New York Prison…

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Governor Hochul Signs Buy American Salt Act into Law to Support New York Jobs and The State's Economy

Legislation S.9441/A.7919-A Allows Public Agencies and Authorities in New York to Purchase Salt Used for Deicing from Mines in the United States Supports Good-Paying Jobs at New York Salt Mines in Upstate Communities Governor Hochul today signed…

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Video, Audio And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Nominates Hon. Hector D. Lasalle to be Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals

An Expert Jurist, LaSalle Brings Strong Experience Building Consensus and Increasing Access to Justice Hon. Edwina G. Richardson-Mendelson Would Serve as Chief Administrative Judge Governor Hochul: "Today I nominated an individual, an exceptional…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 39 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 21 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Syracuse's Southwest Gateway as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Twelve Strategic Downtown Revitalization Projects Enhance Walkability and Connectivity between the Southwest Gateway and Downtown Syracuse, Expand Business and Housing Opportunities Through Redevelopment and Infill Development and Improve Community…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Oneida as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Eight Downtown Revitalization Projects Increase the City's Walkability and Bikeability, Expand Business and Housing Opportunities and Improve Public Spaces and Amenities Governor Kathy Hochul today announced eight transformational projects in the…

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Governor Hochul Directs State Agencies to Prepare Emergency Response Assets Ahead of Incoming Weather System Expected to Impact New York State Thursday Through the Holiday Weekend

Heavy Rain, Snow, High Winds, Flash Freezing, Flooding and Power Outages All Possible This Week as Winter Storm Moves into New York State New York's Utilities Surging Additional 2,200 External Workers to Respond to the Storm Governor Hochul Urges…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Holiday Toy, Coat and School Supply Drive to Support New Yorkers in Need

1,435 Donations Collected Will Go to Families Across All 10 Regions of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of New York's annual statewide donation drive to benefit families in need across all 10 regions of the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Minimum Wage Increase for Upstate New Yorkers

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State will continue with the $15.00 minimum hourly wage phase-in for upstate counties on December 31, 2022. Workers outside of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County will see an…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Expanding Access to PrEP and PEP Medication That Help Prevent HIV

Legislation S.688/A.807 Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to Help End the HIV Epidemic in New York Governor Hochul today signed legislation (S.688/A.807) requiring insurance…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Landmarks to be Illuminated Blue and Yellow Tonight in Honor of Ukrainian President Zelensky's Visit to the United States

10 State Landmarks To Be Lit the Evening of Wednesday, December 21 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that 10 state landmarks will be illuminated blue and yellow tonight, Wednesday, December 21, in honor of Ukrainian President Volodymyr…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 25 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 20 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Completion of the Final Scoping Report for the Kensington Expressway Project in East Buffalo

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the final scoping report for the Kensington Expressway project in East Buffalo. The report is an important step in the environmental review process and takes into account various factors -…

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Governor Hochul Invites New Yorkers to Celebrate Start of 2023 Outdoors with First Day Hikes

Governor Kathy Hochul today encouraged New Yorkers to spend time in the outdoors this holiday season and celebrate the New Year at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, canal trails, and public lands across the Empire State on January 1,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformative $1.2 Billion Development to Create 2,400 Affordable Homes, Medical Clinic, Retail in East New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that construction has begun for the transformative $1.2 billion redevelopment of the former 27-acre Brooklyn Developmental Center property in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood. The initial $373 million phase…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Transformative $1.2 Billion Development to Create 2,400 Affordable Homes, Medical Clinic, Retail in East New York

Groundbreaking on $373 Million Initial Phase of Redevelopment at Brooklyn Developmental Center Now Underway, Will Create Nearly 600 Affordable Homes Multi-Phase Community Development Part of the State's Vital Brooklyn Initiative To Address Economic…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $20 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in East Buffalo

Mount Aaron Village Offers 59 Affordable Homes, Including 18 with Supportive Services, and New Community Health Clinic Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of Mount Aaron Village, a new $20.3 million affordable and supportive…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 29 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 16 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 35 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Announces $24.3 Million for Recreation and Historic Preservation Projects Through Round XII of Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $24.3 million has been awarded to support 56 municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for park improvements, heritage area enhancements and historic preservation projects through Round XII of the Regional…

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Governor Hochul Provides Update on Nor'easter Impacting Parts of Upstate Today and Prolonged Snow Event Along Lakes Erie and Ontario Through Monday

First Nor'easter of the Winter Season Continues to Impact Parts of Upstate NY with More Than One Foot of Snow Expected in North Country, Mohawk Valley, and Capital Regions; Higher Elevations Could See Nearly Two Feet Through Saturday Parts of…

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Governor Hochul Announces 11 Transformational Projects for Chinatown as Part of $20 Million Round 5 Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced eleven transformational projects in Chinatown as part of its $20 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. In Round 5 of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the Regional Economic Development Councils…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Helping Weddings, Celebrations and Other Off-Site Events Secure Alcoholic Beverage Permits

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.9049/A.10176) to modernize the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and authorize the New York State Liquor Authority to grant eligible catering facilities a license to serve liquor at weddings, banquets…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $12 Million in Pre-K Funding Delivered Across New York

$11.7 Million Awarded Through Competitive Process FY 2023 Budget Provided $125 Million to Expand Access to Full-Day Pre-K Governor Hochul announced $11.7 million delivered across New York to expand access to pre-K for four-year-old children. The…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Crack Down on Violent Crimes Against Police Officers

Governor Hochul today signed legislation to crack down on violent crimes against police officers. Legislation (S.772A/A.6318B) will establish a Blue Alert system to aid in the identification, location, and apprehension of individuals suspecting of…

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Governor Hochul Announces First-In-The-Nation Green Procurement Program for Local Governments

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of the Green Purchasing Communities Program to recognize local governments that commit to buying sustainable products, helping to protect public health and the environment. The new program promotes…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for North Tonawanda as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 14 transformational projects in the City of North Tonawanda as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The Awards will leverage the community's rich historic, cultural, and natural…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Village of Newark as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced five transformational projects in the Village of Newark as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The awards encourage a sense of place where residents and visitors can participate in…

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Governor Hochul Deploys State Assets to Respond to Winter Storm Expected to Impact Most of New York State with Significant Snowfall Thursday Through Saturday

Snow to Begin Thursday Afternoon with More than One Foot Expected in the North Country, Mohawk Valley and Capital Regions, and Higher Elevations in Those Regions Will See Nearly Two Feet of Snow Through Saturday Parts of Central New York and…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Promote Housing Affordability and Access, Protect Tenants and Preserve Housing Stock

Legislation (S.6903/A.7986) and (S.9471/A.10508) Expand Eligibility for SCRIE and DRIE Housing Affordability Programs Legislation (S.9032B/A.10414A) Expands Eligibility to Battery Park City for SCHE, DHE, SCRIE, DRIE Homeowner and Renter…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Holds Media Availability and Winter Storm Briefing

Governor Hochul: "We are ready to respond with up to 6,500 utility workers, which really have become frontline workers when you're desperately trying to get the heat back on the house. So, we'll be ready for this. New York is ready as we always are…

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Governor Hochul Unveils Licensed Cannabis Dispensary Verification Tool

Governor Kathy Hochul today unveiled a "New York State Licensed Cannabis Dispensary" verification tool that will be posted in the windows of legally licensed retail dispensaries, which are set to begin opening before the end of this year. The…

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Governor Hochul Urges Caution in Advance of Winter Storm Expected to Impact Most of New York State Thursday Through Saturday

Governor Kathy Hochul today urged caution in advance of a winter storm forecast to impact most of the state, particularly the North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, Mid-Hudson and Central New York regions, with a mixture of snow and rain…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to End the Puppy Mill Pipeline

Legislation (S.1130/A.4283) Bans the Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits at Retail Pet Stores Allows Pet Stores to Charge Shelters Rent to Use Their Space for Adoptions Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.1130/A.4283) to ban the sale of…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 27 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce New New York Panel's Action Plan

Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams today announced the New New York: Making New York Work For Everyone action plan developed by the New New York Panel, which the Governor and Mayor convened earlier this year. The action plan includes a set…

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Governor Hochul Announces 11 Transformational Projects for Troy as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 11 transformational projects in the City of Troy as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The awards will enhance the city's vibrant arts and culture scene, improve walkability,…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce "New" New York Panel's Action Plan

New New York: Making New York Work For Everyone Action Plan Puts Forth 40 Initiatives as a Roadmap for the Future Plan Includes Five Areas of Focus for 2023 to Support the Regional Economy and Make New York City an Even Better Place to Live and…

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Governor Hochul Announces $23 Million in Funding and Awards for Transportation Electrification Initiatives

$8 Million Available to Install Fast Chargers in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, Including Underserved Communities $7 Million in Awards Announced to ChargePoint and EVGateway to Improve Access in Upstate New York $8 Million Available for New York…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Tannersville as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 11 transformational projects in the Village of Tannersville as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The Awards will leverage the community's rich historic, culture, and natural…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce Groundbreaking for Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development in Brooklyn's East New York

Transformational Project Will Bring 174 Permanently Affordable Homes, A Shelter With 169 Homes for the Homeless, and More Than 7,600 Square Feet of Retail to Central Brooklyn Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams today announced the…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 32 Statewide Deaths Reported December 13 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces 8 Transformational Projects for the Village of Massena as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Eight Downtown Revitalization Projects Will Enhance Streetscapes and Public Spaces, Restore Anchor Buildings, Support Small Business and Create a More Vibrant Downtown $10 Million DRI Investment in Round 5 is Part of a Strategic Goal to Enrich the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Economic Development Awards in Support of More Than 12,000 Jobs and Spurring More Than $410 Million in Capital Investments

Niagara Hydropower To Spur More Than $100 Million in Private Capital Investments in Western New York NYPA Funding To Aid in Green Hydrogen Feasibility Study Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees…

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Governor Hochul Announces $25 Million in Improvements at Olana State Historic Site

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Olana State Historic Site will undergo major capital and site improvement projects over the next two years, including construction of the Frederic Church Center for Art and Landscape, a new entry and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $24 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Plattsburgh

Northwoods Delivers 80 Affordable Apartments to Clinton County, Including 40 Units with Supportive Services Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of a $24 million affordable housing development in the town of Plattsburgh. Northwoods…

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Governor Hochul Announces Additional $63 Million to Boost Home Energy Assistance Payments

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State has received an additional $63 million in federal funding that will be used to increase the base home heating assistance eligible households will receive. With the additional funding,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Global Jewelry Giant Pandora Relocates North American Headquarters to New York City

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that global jewelry manufacturer Pandora is relocating its North American headquarters to New York City. Pandora, the largest jewelry brand in the world, designs, manufactures, and markets hand-finished jewelry…

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Governor Hochul Announces Availability of $16 Million to Develop Supportive Housing

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the availability of up to $16 million in annual state funding to operate scattered-site housing with support services for people who are experiencing homelessness on the street and in the subway system in New…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Transformational HealthAlliance Hospital Overhaul to Enhance Health Care Services in Ulster County

New York State Capital Restructuring Financing Program Provided $88.8 Million to Overhaul HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston Expansion Project Reflects New York State and WMCHealth Investments in Ulster County Health Care Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on the Respect for Marriage Act

"Today, our country takes a major step forward in the fight for equality as the Respect for Marriage Act is signed into law. Thanks to the leadership of President Biden, a longtime champion of the LGBTQ+ community, this new bipartisan law will…

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Governor Hochul Announces 11 Nominations for State and National Registers of Historic Places

Sites Represent a Variety of Historic Resources, Including a Nineteenth-Century Stone General Store, a Piano Player Factory in Syracuse, Historic Cemeteries in East Hampton and a Historic District in Lansingburgh Listing on Registers Helps to…

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Video, Audio, Photos, And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks At Orthodox Union Convening On Combating Antisemitism

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Senator Schumer, and Mayor Adams Join Governor to Address the Concerns of Jewish Communal Leaders and Reiterate Commitment to Ending Antisemitism in New York Governor Hochul: "This is our family,…

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Governor Hochul Convenes Working Group to Support New York Farmers

Governor Hochul today announced that a special working group of state agencies and agricultural community stakeholders will collaborate to support New York farmers and help boost the agricultural industry. This summer, Governor Hochuland Lieutenant…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations Along Major Travel Corridor Between Mid-Hudson and Western New York Regions

EVolve NY EV Infrastructure Helps Advance State Plan To Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Greenhouse Gases 85 Percent by 2050 View Hancock Site and Extended Travel Route to Hudson Valley Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that a dozen…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State ConnectALL Office Achieves Critical Milestone with $7 Million in Federal Grants

Funding Kicks Off Statewide Comprehensive Broadband and Digital Equity Planning and Stakeholder Engagement to Support Closing the Digital Divide Awards are First Step Towards New York Receiving Full Allocation of Broadband Funding from Federal…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New Hate and Bias Prevention Unit Within the State Division of Human Rights

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the New York State Division of Human Rights is launching a statewide Hate and Bias Prevention Unit, which is charged with leading public education and outreach efforts, serving as an early warning detection…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Victims of Hate Crimes from Being Mistreated by Insurance Companies

Governor Hochul today signed legislation (S.7658-B/A.8869-B) that protects victims of hate crimes from being mistreated by insurance companies. The new law prohibits insurers from canceling insurance, raising premiums, refusing to issue a policy or…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 27 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 9 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on Smart Path Connect Transmission Line

Major Rebuild Starts for Critical Power Transmission Links in the North Country and Mohawk Valley Upgrades East-West and North-South Transmission Arteries to Modernize New York's Power Grid and Advance State Clean Energy Goals Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking for Metro-North Penn Station Access Project to Bring Four New Stations to the Bronx

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the groundbreaking for the Metro-North Penn Station Access project alongside leaders from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority during a ceremony in the Bronx this morning. With four new stations in the…

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Governor Hochul Announces $52 Million in Awards for Regional Clean Energy Hubs to Connect New York Communities with Clean Energy Resources

Hubs Will Foster Community Engagement and Ensure Disadvantaged Communities Benefit from New York's Clean Energy Transition Supports New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal to Deliver at Least 35 Percent of Benefits of Clean…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce Start of Construction on $72 Million Mixed-Use Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in the Bronx

Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams today announced that construction has begun on a $72 million affordable housing development in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx. Bedford Green House II will create 46 affordable apartments for…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 20 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 8 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Graduation of 18 New York State Environmental Conservation Police Officers

Recruits Join the Ranks of the Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Law Enforcement Environmental Conservation Officers Charged with Protecting New Yorkers, Investigating Environmental Crimes, and Protecting Fish and Wildlife…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Expand Accommodations for Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation to expand accommodations for breastfeeding in the workplace. Legislation (S.4844-B/A.1236-A) requires all employers in New York to ensure that pumping spaces are convenient and private, as well as…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York City Subway Sets Ridership Record on December 8

Subways Reach 3.93 Million Riders on a Single Day for First Time Since March 2020 OMNY Sets Single Day Record for Subway Taps on Consecutive Days, with More Than 1.5 Million Taps Each Day Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the…

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Governor Hochul Announces $55.4 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 8 Counties

Financial Assistance Will Provide Capital To Help Municipalities Undertake Critical Water Quality Projects and Provide Interest Relief for Ratepayers Projects Will Reduce Risks to Public Health and the Environment Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Announces Findings of Department of Financial Services Redlining Report for Long Island, Rochester and Syracuse

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a new report from the Department of Financial Services that illuminates continued racial disparities in mortgage lending practices on Long Island, in Rochester and in Syracuse as part of an ongoing statewide…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Help New Yorkers Heat Their Homes During Emergencies

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (A.1451A/S.8426) to allow homeowners leasing liquified petroleum gas tanks to receive emergency deliveries from any supplier during times of a qualifying emergency, helping homeowners keep the heat on…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Mayor Eric Adams' Strategy to Address Housing Crisis

"I applaud this announcement from Mayor Adams and the Building and Land Use Approval Streamlining Task Force paving the way for faster, simpler housing production in New York City and transformative, transit-oriented development in the Bronx. New…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Improve Safety Standards for Electric Space Heaters

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.7863A/A.9181B) to require electric space heaters to have thermostats, automatic shut-offs, and be certified by a testing and certification body recognized and approved by the United States Department…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 29 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress…

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Governor Hochul Proclaims December as Stop-DWI Month and Announces Statewide Measures to Stop Impaired Driving

Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation designating December as STOP-DWI Month and announced a series of targeted initiatives to prevent impaired driving across the state. Throughout December, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee will…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Winter Health Preparedness Efforts

Governor Hochul: "New York State government will continue to do its job. I will do my job. I also need New Yorkers to do their job to help us make sure that we come out of this winter season healthy, happy, especially as we look out for our most…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $104 Million Lake Placid Olympic Center Renovation Ahead of Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

Includes Upgrades to Winter Sports Facilities, New Retail and Dining Areas, Improvements to Raise Environmental Standard for Future Host Cities Newly Renovated Lake Placid Olympic Museum to Open Tomorrow at Lake Placid Olympic Center Tickets to…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Infection and Keep Loved Ones Informed

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation that will require residential health care facilities to swiftly update residents as well as their family members and guardians when an infection is detected within the facility. It also requires nursing…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Regulation to Protect Consumers Who Relied on Incorrect Provider Network Information

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services has adopted a regulation to protect consumers from unfair, surprise costs when they relied on incorrect information in their insurer's healthcare provider…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment Updates New Yorkers on Ongoing Winter Preparedness Efforts To Protect Against RSV, Flu, and COVID-19 35…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Crack Down on Unwanted Telemarketing Calls

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation to crack down on unwanted telemarketing calls. Legislation (S.8450-B/A.8319-C) requires telemarketers to give customers the option to be added to the company's do-not-call list at the outset of certain…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Ensure Eligible Votes Are Counted

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation to protect New Yorkers' right to vote and improve the voting process. Legislation (S.284C/A.642C) requires the counting and canvassing of affidavit ballots cast by eligible voters who appear at the…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 73 Statewide Deaths Reported from December 3rd to December 5th Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Rochester as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced five transformational projects in the City of Rochester as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The Awards will leverage the community's significant redevelopment investments with…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Rochester as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced five transformational projects in the City of Rochester as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The Awards will leverage the community's significant redevelopment…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Transformative $739 Million Kew Gardens Interchange Project in Queens

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the $739 million Kew Gardens Interchange project in Queens, marking the conclusion of a multi-phase undertaking by New York State to revamp this heavily traveled commuter corridor. The…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 30 Statewide Deaths Reported from December 2 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 26 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 1 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Up-To-$200 Million "Fast NY" Grant Program to Attract Key Industries to Shovel-Ready Sites Across The State Now Accepting Letters of Intent

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the new up-to-$200 million Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts grant program to attract and expand key growth industries in New York State will now accept Letters of Intent from potential applicants.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on Series of Flood Resiliency Projects in City of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County

Over $6.3 Million To Stabilize Shoreline and Protect Flood Prone Public Space Along the St. Lawrence River Part of State's $300 Million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Graduation of 38 New York State Forest Rangers

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 38 new graduates from the 23rd Basic School for New York State Forest Rangers. As part of the Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Forest Protection, New York Forest Rangers protect the state's…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Continued Success of "Operation Hardhat" Enforcement Initiative to Protect Workers in Highway Work Zones

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies issued a record 3,062 tickets from April 1 to November 17 of this year as part of Operation Hardhat. Through the ongoing initiative, state and local…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police Arrest 213 People for Impaired Driving During Thanksgiving Holiday Crackdown

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Police issued 14,063 tickets during this year's Thanksgiving traffic enforcement initiative, which targeted unsafe driving behaviors during the holiday weekend. State Troopers arrested 213…

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Governor Hochul Announces Request for Proposals to Redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a Request For Proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square- foot building that has been vacant for years. This RFP presents an opportunity…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at New York Housing Conference Annual Awards Program

Governor Hochul: "We have to face some hard facts, my friends. We are in the midst of a housing crisis that has been decades in the making the lack of affordable housing or housing overall in our state goes against the very concept of what fairness…

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Governor Hochul Announces Launch of Holiday Toy, Coat and School Supply Drive to Benefit New Yorkers in Need

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York's annual statewide holiday donation drive to benefit families in need across New York will begin on December 1, 2022. Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being sought to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Grand Opening of $64 Million Nexus Center in Downtown Utica

State Supported, World-Class Recreation and Sporting Complex Will Serve as Premier Tournament-Based Facility for Ice Hockey, Box Lacrosse, Soccer and Other Field Sports Will Host Major Tournaments, Drawing Sports Teams from the Northeast and…

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Governor Hochul Announces $28 Million in Federal Funding to Help Students Prepare for College

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that New York State was awarded a $28 million, seven-year Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase college and career…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Recognizing World AIDS Day on December 1 in New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation recognizing World AIDS Day in New York State on December 1 and recommitted to ending the AIDS epidemic in New York State by the end of 2024. Coinciding with this recognition, the New York State…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on 339-Mile Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line to Bring Clean Energy to New York City

Governor Kathy Hochul today celebrated the start of construction of the 339-mile Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line, being developed by Transmission Developers Inc, to deliver reliable clean energy from Hydro-Québec in Canada…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $82 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Brownsville

Vital Brookdale Complex Features 160 Apartments and Health-Focused Community Space in Energy-Efficient Modern New Building in Central Brooklyn First Building Completed Under the State's Vital Brooklyn Initiative That is Creating 4,000 Affordable…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Tupper Lake as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award

Ten Downtown Revitalization Projects Increase Housing, Enhance Public Spaces and Streetscapes, and Support Small Business Part of a Strategic Goal to Enrich the Community with Key Catalytic Projects Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 10…

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Governor Hochul Announces Agreement with Canadian Firm Li-Cycle to Create Nearly 270 Jobs in Monroe County

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York State's agreement with Li-Cycle, a Canadian lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, to create nearly 270 jobs in Monroe County through the performance-based Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program. The…

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Governor Hochul Announces Legal Services Program to Aid Newly Arrived Immigrants in New York City

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of three new legal services grants aimed at assisting the thousands of immigrants who have arrived in New York City this year. A total of $3 million will be administered over three years by the New…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Start of Winter at the Plaza Season in Albany and Harlem

Empire State Plaza Rink Opening on December 2 with the First Hannaford Free Skate Rental Saturday of the Season on December 3 New York State Holiday Tree Lighting & Fireworks Festival at the Empire State Plaza Presented by Highmark Blue Shield…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on 339-Mile Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line to Bring Clean Energy to New York City

Major Project Labor Agreement Executed with New York State Building and Construction Trades to Ensure Line is Constructed by Union Workers Infrastructure Development Expected to Bring $3.5 Billion in Economic Benefits to New Yorkers and Create…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Election of Hakeem Jeffries to House Democratic Leadership

"There is no better advocate for our Democratic values than Brooklyn's own Representative Hakeem Jeffries. From his time in the State Assembly to his current tenure in Congress, Representative Jeffries has been fighting for the people — for…

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Governor Hochul Announces Justice E. Jeannette Ogden Appointed to the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced her appointment of Justice E. Jeannette Ogden to the New York State Appellate Division's Fourth Judicial Department, which serves Central and Western New York. "For nearly 30 years, Justice E. Jeannette Ogden…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 18 Statewide Deaths Reported on November 29 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Record Level of Clean Energy Jobs Reached in New York State

2022 Clean Energy Industry Report Shows Green Jobs Are Helping Lead New York's COVID-19 Economic Recovery New York Continues Building Clean Energy Talent Pipeline to Support Green Economy and State's Critical Climate Goals Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Announces $46.5 Million from Long Island Investment Fund to Support Three Transformative Regional Projects

$56.5 Million Allocated Through the Long Island Investment Fund to Date State Investments Leverage $122 Million in Workforce Training and Technology Advancements Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the $350 million Long Island Investment Fund…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James on Federal Court Decision on New York's Concealed Carry Gun Laws

"We are pleased with today's decision to keep provisions of the Concealed Carry Improvement Act in effect. Common-sense gun laws keep our streets and communities safe from senseless gun violence. Challenges to New York's gun laws undermine public…

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Governor Hochul Announces $2.25 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Long Island Water Quality and Reduce Pollution

Governor Kathy Hochul and the Long Island Sound Study today announced an initial $2.25 million in new federal funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve the water quality of Long Island's north shore, in addition to the…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 43 Statewide Deaths Reported from Nove­­mber 24 and November 25 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated…

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Governor Hochul Announces Initiative to Aid Working Caregivers

State Employees Urged to Participate in Working Caregiver Initiative; Explore Resources Available to Assist Unpaid Caregivers Initiative Launched During National Family Caregivers Month in November Governor Kathy Hochul today announced an…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment 24 Statewide Deaths Reported on Nove­­mber 23 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the…

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Governor Hochul Announces $9 Million Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Workers

Governor Hochul Announces $9 Million Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Workers Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $9 million in state funding for a loan repayment program to help community mental health agencies recruit and retain…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nominee for the Commission on Ethics in Lobbying and Government

Governor Hochul Announces Nominee for the Commission on Ethics in Lobbying and Government Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the Executive Chamber's third nominee to the Commission on Ethics in Lobbying and Government. In accordance with the…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $68 Million Awarded in Round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Governor Hochul Announces More Than $68 Million Awarded in Round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that more than $68 million has been awarded to support 74 projects across New York…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Patients with Medical Debt

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Patients with Medical Debt Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.6522A/A.7363A) to protect patients facing steep medical bills that can lead to wage garnishment or liens against their…

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ICYMI: Governor Hochul's Op-ed in the New York Daily News: the Chief Judge New York Deserves

ICYMI: Governor Hochul's Op-ed in the New York Daily News: the Chief Judge New York Deserves Today, the New York Daily News published an op-ed by Governor Kathy Hochul on the selection process for the next chief judge on the Court of Appeals,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of New Entrance Ramp to Cross Bronx Expressway from Sheridan Boulevard

Governor Hochul Announces Completion of New Entrance Ramp to Cross Bronx Expressway from Sheridan Boulevard Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of a new entrance ramp to the southbound Cross Bronx Expressway from northbound…

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Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday

Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday Governor Kathy Hochul today alongside Empire State Development, and the Departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets encouraged all New…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19-Nov 23,2022

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19-Nov 23,2022 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combatting COVID-19 and plan to protect against the spread of viral respiratory…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Advance New York's Transition to Clean Transportation

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Advance New York's Transition to Clean Transportation Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation that will advance clean transportation efforts by removing barriers to the installation of electric vehicle…

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Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Prevent Hate Crimes and Protect New Yorkers

Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Prevent Hate Crimes and Protect New Yorkers Governor Kathy Hochul today announced actions to prevent hate crimes, promote tolerance, and protect New Yorkers. The Governor signed two pieces of legislation to…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $23 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in East Buffalo

Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $23 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in East Buffalo Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of construction on the Apartments at the Lyceum in East Buffalo. The $23…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19-Nov 22,2022

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating Covid-19 Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. "With respiratory illnesses circulating in our state this Thanksgiving…

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Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Prevent Hate Crimes and Protect New Yorkers

Video, Audio, Photos and Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Prevent Hate Crimes and Protect New Yorkers Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced actions to prevent hate crimes, promote tolerance, and protect New Yorkers.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Demobilization of State Emergency Response Assets and Personnel in Western New York and the North Country Following Historic Winter Storm

Governor Hochul Announces Demobilization of State Emergency Response Assets and Personnel in Western New York and the North Country Following Historic Winter Storm Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the State's Emergency Operations Center,…

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Governor Hochul Secures Emergency Declaration From President Biden as Winter Storm Buried Upstate New York Communities With Nearly Seven Feet of Snow

Emergency Declaration From President Biden For the 11 Counties Under Governor's State of Emergency Provides Access to Federal Funding for Impacted Counties to Support Response Operations State Agency Emergency Response Assets Continue to Assist…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police Traffic Safety Campaign During 2022 Thanksgiving Weekend

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special traffic safety initiative to prevent unsafe driving behaviors as the winter holiday season kicks off. The…

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Governor Hochul Directs Department of Financial Services to Help Expedite Claims in Response to Historic Winter Storm

Governor Kathy Hochul today directed the Department of Financial Services to issue Temporary adjuster Permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters, in order to expedite insurance claims in light of the winter storm impacting the…

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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Respiratory Illnesses this Holiday Season

Governor Kathy Hochul today urged New Yorkers to take precautions this holiday season to protect young children, older individuals and those with underlying health conditions from respiratory viruses like RSV, influenza and COVID-19 as infections…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Allow Collegiate Student Athletes to Receive Compensation for Endorsements and Athletic Participation

Legislation (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) Allows Collegiate Student Athletes to Receive Compensation for Use of Name, Image, or Likeness and To Be Represented by an Attorney or Agent Governor Hochul today signed legislation (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) that allows…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Holds Virtual Storm Briefing

Governor Hochul: "[A]s someone who's from Buffalo and has lived in upstate my entire life, we've seen a lot of snow. But when you hit 80 to 85 inches over the course of, you know, just a couple-of-day snow event, everywhere from Natural Bridge up in…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State Response to Historic Winter Storm that Brought More Than Six Feet of Snow to Communities in Western New York and the North Country

State Agency Emergency Response Assets Continue to Assist Localities with Cleanup and Restoration Efforts More than 100 National Guard Members Deployed to Erie County to Assist Residents and Local Storm Response New York State Thruway Now Open to…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Colorado Springs Shooting

"I am horrified by the shooting in Colorado Springs, and my heart breaks for the victims and their loved ones. This senseless loss of life is yet another tragedy due to gun violence and hate, and I join all New Yorkers in praying for the people of…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Victims of Colorado Springs Shooting

Following Mass Shooting at an LGBTQ Nightclub in Colorado, Flags Lowered Starting Today State Landmarks to Be Lit in Honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance Governor Hochul today announced that flags on state government buildings will be flown…

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Following Recent Threats to Jewish and LGBTQ Communities, Governor Hochul Announces New York State Police Increase Protection for Hate Crime Targets

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Police is increasing surveillance and protection for communities at risk of hate crimes, following a thwarted attack on Jewish communities in New York City and a mass shooting at an LGBTQ…

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Governor Hochul Requesting Federal Emergency Declaration as Winter Storm Continues in Western, Central, and Northern New York

Doubles National Guard Deployment To Aid Residents, Assist Thruway Crews with Snow Clearing, and Help Local Law Enforcement with Stranded Vehicles 11 Counties Remain Under State of Emergency as Winter Storm Continues To Cause Hazardous Travel and…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Requesting Federal Emergency Declaration as Winter Storm Continues in Western, Central, and Northern New York

Doubles National Guard Deployment To Aid Residents, Assist Thruway Crews with Snow Clearing, and Help Local Law Enforcement with Stranded Vehicles 11 Counties Remain Under State of Emergency as Winter Storm Continues To Cause Hazardous Travel and…

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Audio And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on WBEN

Governor Hochul: "I am so proud of Western New Yorkers for heeding our call to stay off the roads last night, it was treacherous. And as a result, we were able to salt, we were able to clear the roads better than we would've if they had been filled…

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Governor Hochul Announces $3.3 Million to Expand Mental Health Services for Youth

Federal Funding to Help Providers Better Serve Youth Dually Diagnosed with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities or Substance Use Disorder Grants Awarded to 80 Community-Based Organizations; NYU Langone Health and SUNY Stony Brook…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment 18 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces $234 Million in Additional Food Assistance for November

All SNAP Households to Receive the Maximum Level of Food Benefits for November Supplemental Food Benefits Expected to Continue Through February Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment 18 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Construction of a $4.2 Billion New Terminal 6 at JFK Will Begin Early Next Year as Final Pieces of the Project Are in Place

Financial Close and Lease Signing Today Marks Commitment of Private Financing for the Project to Move Forward New Terminal 6 has Final Environmental Approval in Hand From the Federal Aviation Administration All JFK Projects Put on Hold During…

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Governor Hochul Announces Round Four Winners of the Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that ProAgni of Lavington, Australia, has been named the $1 million grand prize winner of the Grow-NY business competition, a food and agriculture startup challenge focused on enhancing the emerging food,…

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Governor Hochul Declares State of Emergency in Eleven Counties Forecast to be Impacted by Heavy Lake Effect Snowstorm This Week

Storm Expected to Cause Hazardous Travel Conditions and Potential Power Outages Resulting from Several Feet of Snow and Gusty Winds New Yorkers Urged to Avoid Unnecessary Travel Thursday Evening Through Friday Evening in Buffalo and Watertown Areas…

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Governor Hochul Announces Approval of Major Offshore Wind Transmission Line

Approved Transmission Line Will Connect to Proposed 924-Megawatt Sunrise Wind Farm Offshore Sunrise Wind Farm Will Result in a Direct Investment of More Than $408 Million in New York and Create 800 Jobs Project Designed to Help Meet Goals of New…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Declares State of Emergency in Eleven Counties Forecast to be Impacted by Heavy Lake Effect Snowstorm This Week

Storm Expected to Cause Hazardous Travel Conditions and Potential Power Outages Resulting from Several Feet of Snow and Gusty Winds New Yorkers Urged to Avoid Unnecessary Travel Thursday Evening Through Friday Evening in Buffalo and Watertown Areas…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening Dates of the 2022-23 Alpine and Nordic Skiing Season at ORDA Venues

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of the 2022-23 Alpine and Nordic skiing seasons with the opening of several Olympic Regional Development Authority-operated ski venues. The venues — which include Gore Mountain in North Creek,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Reopening of Yonkers' Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site Following $20 Million Restoration and Exhibit Update

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the reopening of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers after a $20 million renovation of the building and grounds, as well as the design of new exhibits. These new exhibits advance the Office of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Indoor Food Production System to Advance Urban Farming in Harlem

New York Power Authority Joins Harlem Grown and EPRI in Collaborative Demonstration to Educate Local Youth about Urban Farming, Sustainability and Nutrition Food Container Harvest to Make Vegetables Available Year-Round to Local Community Members…

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Governor Hochul Announces One Million Meals Distributed to Veterans, Service Members and Their Families Through New York State's Partnership with HelloFresh

Initiated to Combat Food Insecurity Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, "Veterans Feeding Veterans" Program Builds Upon Public-Private Partnership to Provide Fresh and Healthy Meals to Those In Need HelloFresh Announces Continued Financial Support for…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Reopening of Yonkers' Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site Following $20 Million Restoration and Exhibit Update

New Exhibits Expand on the Known Story of the Hall and Incorporate the Histories of the Region's Indigenous Peoples and Enslaved Africans Improvements Significantly Expand Accessibility - Including New Elevator, Redesigned Exhibits, and Virtual…

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Governor Hochul Announces Ten Grand Prize Winners in the $85 Million New York Clean Transportation Prizes Program

Innovative, Replicable Projects Will Reduce Air Pollution and Expand Electrification and Mobility Options in Underserved Communities Across New York State Supports Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas…

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Governor Hochul to Declare State of Emergency Ahead of Intense Lake Effect Snow Forecast for Portions of Upstate New York

Several Feet of Snow Expected in Buffalo and Watertown Areas Starting Wednesday Evening and Continuing Through Sunday Storm Expected to Cause Hazardous Travel Conditions and Potential Power Outages Resulting from Snow, Freezing Rain and Gusty…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Celebrating Transgender Awareness Month in New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation declaring November Transgender Awareness Month to celebrate the trans community in New York State and across the country. The Governor also announced that New York State landmarks will be lit pink, white…

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Audio And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on WBFO Radio with Dave Debo

Governor Hochul: "Take it seriously, get out today and buy your groceries and batteries, and prepare for possible power outages depending on whether the wind velocity kicks up. And again, be ready to check on neighbors and do what we do best in…

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Audio And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul is a Guest on News 4 Buffalo with Dave Greber and Jordan Norkus

Governor Hochul: "[W]e're asking people to just use today to get ready for this major event. You know, this means getting gas in your tanks, stocking up on groceries, getting plenty of batteries, getting ready to check on neighbors, make sure…

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Governor Hochul Announces $21.4 Million to Provide Support Services for Displaced Ukrainians Living in New York

Federal Funding to Support 17 Refugee Services Providers Assisting Ukrainians Displaced from Their Homeland Due to the Russian Invasion 'Uniting for Ukraine' Program Brought Roughly 14,000 Ukrainians to New York State Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Announces $33 Million in Federal Housing and Infrastructure Grants

54 Awards to Municipalities Across New York Will Finance Upgrades to Housing and Public Water Facilities for Primarily Low- and Moderate-Income Residents Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that more than $33 million in Community Development…

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Governor Hochul Announces 11 Transformational Projects in Buffalo as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award

Investment Will Unlock New Housing, Business, and Employment Opportunities in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood, Enhance Quality of Life for All Buffalo Residents Underscores Governor's Commitment To Jumpstarting Upstate Economies,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $118 Million Upgrade of Affordable Housing Development in Rochester

Rehabilitation of 50-Year-Old Mitchell-Lama Complex Preserves Affordability and Enhances Quality of Life For 335 Households Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces 11 Transformational Projects in Buffalo as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award

Investment Will Unlock New Housing, Business, and Employment Opportunities in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood, Enhance Quality of Life for All Buffalo Residents Underscores Governor's Commitment To Jumpstarting Upstate Economies,…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: On Six Month Anniversary of Tops Supermarket Shooting, Governor Hochul Reaffirms Commitment to East Buffalo

Governor Hochul: "We are going to now continue to forge a path forward and harken in a new beginning for Buffalo because we came together as one after this tragedy. It won't define us forever, but people know to look at this time and say how he came…

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Governor Hochul Announces Kiosk Installations at Welcome Centers and Transit Hubs to Share Resources for Veterans

Division of Veterans' Services and Department of Labor Expand Successful Pilot Program to Further Improve Access to Services Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the installation of kiosks at several locations on Long Island and in the Southern…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package Dedicating Portions of New York State Highway System to Veterans

Legislation (S.6544C/A.6368-B) Designates a Portion of the State Highway System in Erie County as the “Kalinowski Brothers Memorial Bridge” Legislation (S.6551D/A.6363) Designates a Portion of the State Highway System as the…

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Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governors Hochul and Pierluisi and Congressman Torres Announce New York Office of Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration

New York City Office Will Help Puerto Ricans Obtain Vital Records Needed To Access Government Benefits and Services Governor Hochul: "Our view is that when Puerto Rico needs help, we're here. That is going to continue for the next four years as…

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Governor Hochul Announces $5 Million Available Through Newly Created Veterans' Nonprofit Capital Program

New York State Division of Veterans' Services Now Accepting Applications from Eligible Nonprofit Veterans' Organizations for Reimbursement of Capital Improvement Expenses Grants Designed to Help Organizations Expand and Enhance Quality Services…

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On Veterans Day, Governor Hochul Announces New Laws To Strengthen Protections and Support for Veterans and Their Families

17 Landmarks to be Illuminated This Evening as Part of Operation Green Light, Which Began in New York State and is Now Marked Across the Country Legislation (S.2089B/A.357A) Authorizes the Governor to Present the Newly Established "New York State…

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Governors Hochul and Pierluisi and Congressman Torres Announce New York Office of Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi, and Congressman Ritchie Torres today announced the opening of a New York Office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, which will help Puerto Ricans living in New York…

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Governor Hochul Announces Additional Aid to Support Puerto Rico Agricultural Industry Following Hurricane Fiona

Second Delivery of Food — 19,000 Pounds — Donated From New York State Farms to Local Food Bank Trade Partnership Between New York and Puerto Rico to Expand Access to Produce Cornell University Offering Students Programs for…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Measures to Assist Puerto Rico with Annual Hurricane Preparedness Efforts

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York State is taking additional measures to assist the island of Puerto Rico with further enhancing hurricane preparedness efforts ahead of next year's hurricane season. During the aftermath of Fiona, many…

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Governor Hochul Announces More Than $30.6 Million for Supportive Housing Projects

State Capital Funding to Help Create 251 Units of Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless New Yorkers Funding is Part of the Governor's $25 Billion Five-Year Housing Plan to Address Homelessness Governor Kathy Hochul today announced…

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Governor Hochul Announces Opening of Community Outreach Office for the Kensington Expressway Project in East Buffalo

New Office Located at 878 Humboldt Parkway; Community Outreach Liaison Appointed for the Project to be Based at Outreach Center Tuesday through Saturday Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that a community outreach office has officially opened…

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Governor Hochul Directs State Agencies to Prepare Emergency Response Assets as Tropical Storm Nicole Moves North this Weekend

Governor Kathy Hochul today directed state agencies to prepare emergency response assets as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole are expected to impact New York as early as Friday evening, bringing the potential for heavy rain and flooding. The…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage Month in New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage Month in New York State. The month-long observance will recognize the longstanding, strong partnership between New York State and Puerto Rico and highlight the important…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction of $3.2 Million Flood Protection Project in Village of Sackets Harbor

Market Square Park and Harbor Front Improvements are Part of State's Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Improvements Ensure Access to Downtown and Enhance Safety Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of construction of a…

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Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Declaring November as New York State Apprenticeship Month

Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation declaring November as New York State Apprenticeship Month. The proclamation celebrates New York's apprenticeship program, which is one of the largest in the nation with more than 17,000 registered…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $5 Million Awarded to Support Animal Shelter Improvements

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced nearly $5 million has been awarded to 17 not-for-profit animal shelters and humane societies through the fourth round of the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund. The funding will support construction,…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Has Surpassed Half a Billion Dollars in Mobile Sports Wagering Tax Revenue

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that since early January, when mobile sports wagering became available in New York, the State has collected $542 million in taxes through the week ending October 30, far surpassing every other state in the…

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Governor Hochul Announces More than $3.7 Million to Bring Climate Tech Manufacturing and Products to New York State Through M-Corps Program

Program Will Connect Startups to Local Supply Chain Partners to Scale Climate Technologies Supports Climate Act Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 85 Percent by 2050 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $3.7 million to bring…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York City Subway Sets Ridership Records on Marathon Weekend

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Subway reached 2.11 million yesterday, surpassing the previous pandemic-era Sunday ridership record set on June 26, 2022, of 2.01 million, and 84 percent…

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Governor Hochul Announces Free Fishing Day on November 11 to Honor New York's Veterans

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York State is honoring veterans with a statewide Free Fishing Day on Friday, November 11. Selected to coincide with Veterans Day, November 11 will mark the final Free Fishing Day of the year. Fishing is…

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Governor Hochul Announces $96 Million to Improve Safety at Nonprofit, Community-Based Organizations at Risk of Hate Crimes and Attacks

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of applications for $50 million to strengthen safety and security measures at nonprofit, community-based organizations at risk of hate crimes or attacks because of their ideology, beliefs, or…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police Arrest 189 People for Impaired Driving Over Halloween Weekend

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that the State Police issued 11,601 tickets and arrested 189 people for impaired driving during the special traffic enforcement detail over Halloween weekend. The initiative, which targeted speeding and impaired…

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Ahead of Veterans Day, Governor Hochul Reminds Veterans and Employers About Valuable Tax Credits and Exemptions for Qualified New Yorkers Who Have Served in the Military

Hire-a-Veteran Tax Credit Now Worth Up to $20,000 for Eligible New Yorkers Property Tax Exemptions of Up To 50 Percent Also Available to New York Veterans Governor Hochul today reminded New York veterans and employers about valuable tax credits,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $300 Million in State Grants for Local Water Infrastructure Improvements

$175 Million Awarded to Environmental Justice Communities Funding Awarded Across New York State in All 10 Economic Development Regions Over $900 Million in State Water Grants Awarded By EFC This Year Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that…

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Governor Hochul Announces Applications for New York State's First Ever $25 Million Digital Game Development Tax Credit Program Now Open

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced initial applications are now open for the first ever New York State Digital Game Development Tax Credit Program to support games that begin development on or after January 1, 2023. The New York State Digital…

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Governor Hochul Signs Executive Order to Create New York's First-Ever Master Plan for Aging

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed an executive order to create the state's first-ever Master Plan for Aging to ensure older New Yorkers can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity and independence. Signed on Older New Yorkers' Day,…

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Governor Hochul Announces Grand Opening of $27 Million Affordable Housing Development in Ithaca

Redevelopment of Former Parochial School Campus Creates Vibrant New Mixed-Use Community with 75 Homes and Community Space for Family and Youth Programming Investment Complements "Southern Tier Soaring" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to…

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Governor Hochul Nominates Two New Yorkers for U.S. Department of Education's Recognizing Inspiring School Employees Award

Award Honors School Employees Who Provide Exemplary Services to Students Buffalo City School District and Newburgh Enlarged City School District Employees Nominated for Outstanding Performance Governor Kathy Hochul today nominated two New York…

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Governor Hochul Announces First Clean Water Infrastructure Projects in the State to Receive Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding

Part of $176 Million State and Federal Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 11 Counties Announcement Marks the Latest Action to Upgrade New York's Water and Sewer Systems, Reduce Water Pollution and Safeguard Vital Drinking Water…

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Governor Hochul Announces $1 Million Grand Prize Winner of GENIUS NY, the World's Largest Accelerator for Uncrewed Aerial Systems

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the winner of the $1 million grand prize from round six of the GENIUS NY accelerator is Archangel Imaging from the United Kingdom. Archangel Imaging deploys smart machines, alongside people, to protect…

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Governor Hochul Announces Expanded Assistance for Income-Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that more New Yorkers will be eligible for additional financial assistance in 2023 through the newly expanded Medicare Savings Program. Adopted through the FY 2023 State Budget, the increased income-eligibility…

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Governor Hochul Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Protect New Yorkers Against Respiratory Illnesses

Governor Kathy Hochul today launched a new public awareness campaign about respiratory virus infections spreading this fall and the steps New Yorkers can take to protect themselves, their families and their communities. Produced by the New York…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $6.5 Million Rehabilitation of the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced completion of a $6.5 million project to improve the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park from Rochester to the village of Avon. Rehabilitation of the 17-mile stretch at the north end of the greenway was supported…

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Governor Hochul Recognizes Middletown Police Officer for Exceptional Valor in the Face Of Grave Danger

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Middletown Police Department Officer Evan Barone is the recipient of the New York State Police Officer Medal of Valor for demonstrating exceptional courage and bravery in service to his community. Officer…

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Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking for $6.6 Million Community Center Expansion in Troy

Community Resource Center Bridge To Offer Early Childhood Education, Senior and Youth Programming, and Nutrition and Wellness Support Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of construction on a $6.6 million expansion to the Commission on…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on First Segment of Adirondack Rail Trail

World-Class Recreation Opportunity in the Heart of the Adirondacks Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of General Services Select Contractor, Equipment Mobilization Underway for First of Three Construction Phases Governor Kathy…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $50 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Brownsville

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that construction is now underway at The Rise, a $50 million, 72-unit affordable and supportive housing development in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In addition to being 100 percent affordable, the development will…

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Governor Hochul and Congressman Higgins Announce $500,000 in Federal Funding to Support Targeted Violence and Domestic Terrorism Prevention Efforts

Governor Kathy Hochul and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced New York State has been awarded $500,000 in federal funding to further the state's efforts in combating targeted violence and domestic terrorism. The funding, awarded through the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Applications Open for Round Two of Restore New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced today that the second round of Restore New York grant program applications are now open. The $250 million program encourages community development and neighborhood growth through the elimination and…

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At the Start of Adoption Awareness Month, Governor Hochul Announces $4.7 Million for Adoption-related Services

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $4.7 million in federal funding to support a broad range of adoption-related services administered through the state Office of Children and Family Services. The funding announcement came at the start of Adoption…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. "With the holidays right around the corner, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant and to use all available tools to keep themselves, their loved ones and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Five-Year Plan to Aid New Yorkers With Developmental Disabilities

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has completed a five-year strategic plan to help strengthen supports and services for New Yorkers. Developed with significant input from…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Latest State Unemployment Data

"The State Department of Labor released data today marking a significant milestone in New York's economic recovery: the unemployment rate has declined in every single county in the State compared to last year. New York's comeback is moving in the…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. "This fall, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant and to use all available tools to keep themselves, their loved ones and their communities safe and…

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Governor Hochul Announces $28 Million to Combat Gun Violence, Increase Opportunity for Youth and Strengthen Public Safety in Seven Cities Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the availability of $28 million to assist seven cities - Albany, Buffalo, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers - combat gun violence across the state. This funding is being made available…

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Governor Hochul Announces $30 Million Empire State Teacher Residency Program to Increase Teacher Support and Retention

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of the Empire State Teacher Residency Program through the New York State Department of Labor. This program will provide matching funding for local public school districts and/or Boards of Cooperative…

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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce Major Actions to Keep Subways Safe and Address Transit Crime, Building on Ongoing State and City Collaboration

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced expanded initiatives to keep New York City subways safe and address transit crime. The initiatives include a significant investment from the State's public emergency…

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Governor Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Brown Announce Establishment of May 14th Memorial Commission to Honor Victims of Buffalo Mass Shooting

Governor Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown announced the establishment of the May 14th Memorial Commission in response to the mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue earlier this year. The Commission will develop and…

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Smooth Road Ahead: Governor Hochul Announces $80.1 Million Long Island Expressway Pavement Renewal Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the $80.1 million resurfacing project on the Long Island Expressway from the Nassau-Suffolk border to State Route 112 in Suffolk County is now complete. In April, the New York State Department of…

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Governor Hochul and Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announce Land Transfer to Bring National Offshore Wind Training Center to Suffolk County and Train New Yorkers for Green Jobs

Governor Kathy Hochul and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the successful land transfer between New York State and Suffolk County to bring a National Offshore Wind Training Center to New York. The Governor also launched a $9…

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Governor Hochul Announces Additional Programs Aimed at Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Advocates

Program Raises Awareness of Additional Consumer Protections in the New York State Marketplace for Domestic Violence Survivors Additional Consumer Protections Follow Governor Hochul's Signing of Five Bills into Law on Tuesday Further Protecting…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $55 Million Wastewater Treatment Project in Buffalo

State Investment Advances the Buffalo Sewer Authority's Plan to Improve Treatment and Reduce Sewer Overflows to the Niagara River Modernizing Aging Infrastructure Will Help Protect Public Health and the Environment In conjunction with the 50th…

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Governor Hochul Announces 211th Session Graduation from the State Police Basic School

218 New Troopers Join New York State Police Ranks Governor Addresses State Troopers on Commitment to Public Safety, Fighting Crime, Eradicating Gun Violence Announces Over 8,000 Illegal Guns Seized Statewide Since January Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Announces Further Action to Address Polio and Increase Support for County Health Departments

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced additional steps New York State is taking to address evidence of circulating poliovirus in New York State, including an official declaration to further support local health departments in driving immunizations.…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul on Hurricane Ian

"As Hurricane Ian hits the Florida coast, I join all New Yorkers in praying for the safety and well-being of every individual who will be impacted by this terrifying storm. "To assist with relief efforts, I have directed the New York Army National…

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Governor Hochul Announces $50 Million in Public Safety Funding at 2022 Division of Criminal Justice Services Symposium

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $50 million in State funding to invest in new technologies and equipment for local law enforcement agencies and support a continuum of pretrial services. Administered by the New York State Division of Criminal…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $11 Million Wastewater Treatment Project in Village of Waddington, St. Lawrence County

Replacement of Aging Infrastructure will Protect Public Health and Mitigate Impacts of Future Flooding Part of New York State's $300 Million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $6.8 Million Supportive Housing Project in Monroe County

Open Door Mission's Miller Building Provides 24 Units of Permanent Supportive Housing in Rochester Project Will Help Formerly Homeless Individuals Ages 18-25, As Well As Those With Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Delegation to Travel to Puerto Rico to Assist and Assess Hurricane Fiona Relief Efforts

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that members of her administration departed today for Puerto Rico to assist and assess Hurricane Fiona relief efforts, as the island continues to recover from the devastating storm. This is the latest in a…

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Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on Approval of New York's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan

"Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has approved New York State's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan - a critical step to help New York build out the charging infrastructure needed to support the…

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Governor Hochul Announces First Long Island Investment Fund Award of $10 Million to Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the $350 million Long Island Investment Fund awarded its first grant to the The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research to construct 40,000 square feet of new state-of-the-art labs to support medical and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of New York State's $15 Million Regional Dredging Project

20 Completed Dredging Projects Across Eight Counties to Increase Resiliency and Sustain Recreation Part of State's $300 Million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Transition of Program Management to Counties Completes Final Phase of…

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Governor Hochul Announces $4.5 Million Investment at Stony Brook State Park Swim Area in the Southern Tier

Construction Begins on New Bathhouse and Lifeguard Station Improvements Include a More Modern and Accessible Bath House, Lifeguard Quarters and First Aid Station Governor Kathy Hochul today announced construction will start this fall on a…

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Governor Hochul Announces Free Fall Foliage Shuttle to the Adirondacks Starting This Weekend

October Shuttle Promotes Public Safety by Providing Free, Convenient Access from North Hudson to Popular Adirondack High Peaks Trailheads Part of State's Ongoing Commitment to Safety, Sustainable Use, and Equitable Access to the Outdoors…

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Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul on Rosh Hashana

"Tonight, families across New York and around the world will gather to celebrate the first night of Rosh Hashana. By dipping apples in honey, hearing the blasts of the shofar, and by engaging in prayer and reflection, Jewish communities will…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Landmarks to be Illuminated Gold In Recognition of Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

Lighting Honors the Families of American Service Members Who Sacrificed Their Lives in the Line of Duty Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that 14 landmarks across New York will be illuminated with gold lights on Sunday, September 25 in honor…

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Governor Hochul Announces Milestone of More Than 100 Evolve NY Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Installed

To round out Climate Week, Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than 100 high-speed chargers have been installed across the state as part of the New York Power Authority's EVolve NY fast charging network for electric vehicles. The latest…

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Governor Hochul Announces Arrival of First-Ever Sustainable FISU Flame and Torch Ahead of Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the arrival of the first-ever sustainable FISU Flame and torch ahead of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. The new, innovative design was unveiled at an event at Pier 45 in New York City. The…

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Governor Hochul Announces Banking Guidance to Ease Financial Burdens for Those Impacted by Hurricane Fiona

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced new actions to engage New York's financial services industry to support residents of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. The Department of Financial Services issued guidance calling on New York…

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B-Roll, Video, Audio, Photos And Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at African American Veterans Monument and Unveiling

Governor Hochul: "This is the dedication, the unveiling of not just Buffalo's first, not just New York's first, but our nation's first African American Veteran Monument I'm here today in my hometown to be able to see the beginning of the rightings…

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Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Resiliency Project in Town of Yates, Orleans County

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced construction is complete on a $2.5 million resiliency project awarded to the Town of Yates, Orleans County, as part of New York State’s Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. The Yates Town Park…

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Governor Hochul Announces Actions to Prepare New Yorkers for Rising Global Energy Costs This Winter

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced new State actions to prepare New Yorkers for rising global energy costs and supply issues expected this winter. At Governor Hochul's direction, Public Service Commission Chair Rory M. Christian sent letters to…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Actions in Recognition of Hunger Action Month

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced actions taking place across New York State in recognition of Hunger Action Month, which is observed each September to raise awareness about food insecurity and to encourage people to take part in the fight…

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Study Extreme Heat Conditions in Disadvantaged Communities

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.8431-A/A.10001-B) that will direct the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to study the impacts of disproportionate heat conditions, otherwise known as urban heat islands, in…

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Governor Hochul Announces Second Phase of Third-Party Commercial Driver License Road Test Program to Address Truck and Bus Driver Shortage

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of the second phase of her plan to allow third parties to offer the Commercial Driver License road test, expanding eligibility to public and private entities. The program is one of a series of steps…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Office of Renewable Energy Siting Has Approved Two Major Solar Energy Facilities

Combined 320 Megawatts of Solar Electric to Bring Over $54 Million to Local Economy Seven Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects Approved Since 2021 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Office of Renewable Energy issued siting…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $7.9 Million to Help New York Farms Address Impacts of Climate Change

Awards Will Help Over 70 Farms Reduce Their Environmental Footprints and Prepare for Extreme Weather Events Selected Projects Will Reduce Greenhouse Gases by an Estimated 68,495 Metric Tons of CO2e Per Year Supports Governor's Nation-Leading…

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Governor Hochul Invites New Yorkers and Visitors to Fish For Free Saturday, September 24

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced Saturday, September 24 as a Free Fishing Day in New York State. This free freshwater fishing day is one of six held annually and coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which is celebrated to promote…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking of $9.5 Billion New Terminal One in a Major Step Forward for Port Authority's JFK Transformation

2.4 Million Square Foot International Terminal Will Be Built in Phases on Sites of Current T1, T2, and Former T3 Arrivals and Departures Hall and First New Gates Will Go Live in 2026 The New Terminal One Will Be the Largest Terminal at JFK…

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Governor Hochul Announces $35 Million Available for Permanent Supportive Housing Projects

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the availability of $35 million in funding to provide supportive services for affordable housing projects statewide. The seventh round of funding through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative will help…

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Governor Hochul Announces $16.6 Million in Awards for Five Long Duration Energy Storage Projects

Projects To Help Harness Renewable Energy and Provide Stored Energy to New York's Electric Grid Additional $17 Million Now Available for Long Duration Energy Storage Solutions Supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal To…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Queen Elizabeth II

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on State buildings will be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 9 in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. "Queen Elizabeth II was a force on the world stage for decades and an inspiring female leader who…

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment 19 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's…

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Governor Hochul Announces Ridership Records on MTA Commuter Railroads

LIRR and Metro-North Both Set Ridership Records, Carrying More Than 380,000 Riders; LIRR Surpasses 200,000 Riders on Weekday for First Time Since March 2020 Subways and Buses Carried Most Riders Since the Spring, Nearly 5 Million September 7;…

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Governor Hochul Announces $475 Million in Tax Relief for 1.8 Million Low-Income New Yorkers and Families

New Yorkers Who Received Empire State Child Credit and/or the Earned Income Credit to Automatically Receive Checks Program Builds on Governor's Agenda to Deliver Critical Tax Relief During Nationwide Affordability Crisis Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Hochul Announces Applications Open for Second Round of New York’s $40 Million Biodefense Commercialization Fund

$15.3 Million Awarded in First Round To Accelerate Growth in the Life Science Industry and Combat Infectious Diseases and Other Public Health Threats Applications Also Open for Fourth Round of $15 Million NYFIRST Grant Program To Bring World-Class…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Reveals Wider, Brighter LIRR Concourse at Penn Station

33rd Street Concourse Approximately Doubled in Width 18-Foot-High Illuminated Ceiling Runs from Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue Subways Entire LIRR Concourse Project Will Be Complete Spring of 2023 Governor Hochul: "I've not been shy in…

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Governor Hochul Announces New Yorkers Can Now Receive New COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Designed To Strengthen Defenses Against Omicron Subvariants

Updated COVID-19 Boosters for Individuals 12 Years and Older That Are Two Months Past Previous Booster or Original Series Completion Masking Now Optional Where Previously Required In Settings Including Public Transportation, For-Hire Vehicles,…

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Governor Hochul Announces the Start of 2022 Fall Foliage and Travel Season in New York State

ased to provide tools to help guests take full advantage of one of the longest and most beautiful foliage seasons in the country. We welcome explorers from near and far to come be a part of it all and discover an autumn to fall in love with here in…

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on $16 Million Affordable Housing Development in Cattaraugus County

State Street Apartments in Olean Will Convert Vacant Warehouse into 46 Affordable and Energy Efficient Homes for Families, Including 14 with Supportive Services Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that construction has begun on a $16 million…

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Governor Hochul Announces New York State Landmarks to Be Lit Yellow in Recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Lighting Honors Children Lost to Cancer, Survivors, Families and Health Care Workers Battling this Disease Pediatric Cancer Remains the Leading Cause of Death by Disease for American Children Younger than 15 Years Old Governor Kathy Hochul today…

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Governor Hochul Highlights Labor and Workforce Accomplishments on Labor Day

Governor Kathy Hochul today highlighted New York's labor and workforce accomplishments, in celebration of Labor Day. In her first year in office, the Governor worked diligently to enact a nation-leading worker agenda, including: increasing wages and…

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Governor Hochul Announces Plans To Establish Caribbean Trade Office To Strengthen Economic Ties With New York State Businesses

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State will establish a Caribbean trade office to support and encourage new economic opportunities for New York businesses. This new foreign office will assist New York State companies with…

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Governor Hochul Announces Containment of Napanoch Point Wildfire at Minnewaska State Park

Multi-Agency Effort by State, Local, National Guard, and Quebec Partners Contain Fire After Eight Days of Dangerous Conditions A Smaller Force of State and Local Firefighters Led by State Forest Rangers Will Continue to Monitor Park for Any Sign…

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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $114 Million in Federal and State Funding to Create First-In-Class Battery-NY Center at Binghamton University

Federal Build Back Better and State Funds Will Help Construct Battery Technology and Manufacturing Facility Supporting the Domestic Innovation and Commercialization of Next-Generation Battery Production Strategic Investments Further Establish…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Provides Update On State's Response To Napanoch Point Wildfire At Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Fire is Currently Approximately 160 Acres State Forest Rangers Continue Leading Multi-Agency Incident Command of State and Local Partners, National Guard; 20 Quebec Firefighters Arriving Today Governor Hochul: "The strategy is to encompass and…

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Governor Hochul Announces State Police and Local Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Impaired and Reckless Driving this Labor Day Weekend

State Police, Local Law Enforcement Announce Participation in the National "Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Through Labor Day Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that State Police and local law enforcement will be out in…

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Governor Hochul Announces Suspension of Construction-Related Lane Closures for Labor Day

Construction-Related Lane Closures Limited to Ease Travel During Holiday Weekend Construction Suspension Protects the Safety of Roadside Workers, Keeps Them off the Road During Weekend of Increased Traffic Motorists Urged to Slow Down and Move…

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Honors Heroes on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Ida

Governor Hochul: "We gather on this one day, this momentous occasion to say, remember the lives lost during this horrific weather event. 18 cherished lives gone too soon. We also paused to honor the heroism and to just say, 'Thank you, thank you for…

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Governor Hochul Announces Empire State Development's Regional Western New York Office $25 Million Winner of Federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Winning Plan Will Grow Advanced Manufacturing Workforce, Innovation and Infrastructure Throughout the Regional Ecosystem Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State's Empire State Development Western New York Regional Office has been…

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Governor Hochul Announces $6.5 Million to Support Insurance Innovation for Climate-Technology Solutions

New Program To Focus on Delivering Grants To Manage the Financial Risk Associated with Climate Change Supports Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 85 Percent by 2050 Governor Kathy Hochul…

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Governor Kathy Hochul Signs ?Holocaust Education Legislation

On August 10, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation to help ensure that New York State schools are properly educating students about the Holocaust. With antisemitism on the rise, Holocaust survivors passing away, and with all of the…

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Governor Hochul Announces Applications Open for Comprehensive Programs Supporting Residents of East Buffalo

Second Round of East Side Commercial Districts Program in Buffalo Includes $4 Million in Additional Funding and Expanded Building Renovation Program Applications for $20 Million Buffalo East Homeowner Assistance Fund Program, $10 Million Buffalo…

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Governor Hochul Announces Medal Design, Broadcast Partner and Competition Schedule Six Months Before Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Kick-Off

More Than $500 Million in State Investments Have Upgraded and Improved Region's Winter Sports Infrastructure Medals Developed in Collaboration With Alfred University Faculty and Students Using Sustainably-Sourced Glass; Photos Available Here…

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Governor Hochul Directs Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Rochester Police Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on July 31 and August 1 in honor of fallen Rochester Police Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz. Flags should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on July 31 and…

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Governor Hochul Declares State Disaster Emergency in Response to Ongoing Monkeypox Outbreak

State Disaster Emergency Allows New York to Respond More Swiftly to Outbreak and Provides Additional Vaccination Resources Executive Order Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul today issued an Executive Order declaring a State Disaster Emergency…

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