Keyword: Gov. Kathy Hochul
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To the editor: When Gov. Kathy Hochul won her election last November, Democrats across the state expected that she would select a chief justice of the New York Court of Appeals who would support basic elements of the Democratic platform — including reproductive freedom and the right to organize. more
At least one local elected, a union and a community organization applauded a state committee’s rejection of Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul’s chief judge nominee in a narrow vote last week. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has warned lawmakers they will soon hit a fiscal cliff due to a decrease in ridership among other things. But there may be some help coming from Albany. more
Gov. Kathy Hochul last week outlined how she plans to make New York “a more affordable, more livable and safer” state by investing in crime prevention, climate change mitigation, affordable housing and emerging technology. more
‘You know what’s more expensive for families than even paying their rent? Childcare,’ said Gov. Kathy Hochul, who visited the Bronx Children’s Museum Jan. 11 to speak about her plan to make child care fairer and  more affordable. Bronx borough president Vanessa Gibson, deputy city council speaker Diana Ayala, state Sen. Luis Sepulveda, assembly members Amanda Septimo, Latoya Joyner and Yudelka Tapia and Bronx Children’s Museum founding executive Carla Precht were in the audience. more
Despite growing opposition to her Court of Appeals chief judge pick, Gov. Kathy Hochul has continued to strongly defend Justice Hector LaSalle. But her unwavering position has pitted her against some of her strongest allies in labor. Leaders of three unions rallied in the Capitol recently to let the governor know that if she doesn’t make things right, she can’t count on their support. more
To the editor: I have lived in New York state all my life. I have voted every year since I became of age. I always had confidence in my state, my city, and my local government. more
New York landlords can no longer impose surcharges on rent-regulated tenants who install their own air-conditioners after a bill sponsored by state Sen. Robert Jackson and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul Nov. 21. more
A climate change organization tried something unique during the holiday season to tug at the heart strings of Gov. Kathy Hochul this week. They delivered illustrated letters to the governor’s midtown offices from children asking to include $10 billion for climate justice in this year’s state budget. more
Two months ago, the race for the governor’s seat had been a sleepy affair. While the incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul, had been amassing a huge campaign war chest, the typical urgency attached to competitive gubernatorial races was not there, as Hochul was favored to easily clinch the victory. more
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