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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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 $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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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 $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 $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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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