Tag Archives: Kathy Hochul

Biden Offers NY Federal Help With Record Blizzard

The Hill reports: President Biden spoke by phone with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Monday and offered federal assistance as New York deals with a massive winter storm that has claimed more than two dozen lives. Biden offered federal help to address the impacts of the “historic winter storm,” the White House said, adding he’s directed officials to …

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Buffalo Still Paralyzed After Record Blizzard [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NBC affiliate reports: A glimmer of sunshine on Christmas Day provided Western New Yorkers with hope that the region is ready to dig itself out from the longest sustained blizzard in history. Not so fast, was the message from government officials. “It is not over,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Sunday. “I cannot overstate how dangerous conditions …

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NY Gov Declares Emergency Over “Bomb Cyclone”

The New York Post reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday declared a state of emergency for the entirety of New York in preparation for the massive storm that’s forecast to wallop the northeast over the holiday weekend. The measure will go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday when Winter Storm Elliott — dubbed a “once-in-a-generation” weather event by the National …

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NY To Ban Pet Stores From Selling Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

The New York Times reports: Pet stores in New York State will soon be prohibited from selling dogs, cats and rabbits under a legislative ban meant to stem the sale of animals from breeding facilities that animal rights groups say subject pets to inhumane conditions. The legislation signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday means that New York will join …

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Judge Tosses Corruption Charges Against Ex-NY Lt Gov

The New York Times reports: A federal judge in Manhattan dismissed bribery and corruption charges against former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin of New York on Monday, saying prosecutors had failed to demonstrate an explicit quid pro quo in what they had asserted was a scheme to funnel $50,000 in state money to a developer in exchange for campaign contributions. He …

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New York Governor Signs Two New Anti-Bias Bills

The New York Daily News reports: Responding to a spate of hate crimes in the city and across the U.S., Gov. Hochul signed a pair of anti-bias bills Tuesday and called on New Yorkers to reclaim the state from bigots who have butchered communities’ sense of security. Hochul, who led the state through the racist Buffalo massacre last spring, said …

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NY Gov Activates National Guard For Storm Assistance

Buffalo’s NBC affiliate reports: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday on Channel 2’s Daybreak that she has activated the National Guard to assist Western New York in managing the storm. Hochul emphasized that more snow is coming and there is a “temporary lull.” The main concern is keep the main roads open so that first responders can get through in …

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NY Gov Declares Emergency On “Major” Snowstorm

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state and local officials held a news conference in Buffalo on Thursday morning to urge New Yorkers to stay home until 7 p.m. Friday, when dangerous whiteout conditions are expected in an 11-county region stretching from the banks of Lake Erie to Watertown, north of Syracuse. “What we’re talking …

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Defeats Rep. Lee Zeldin

NBC News reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul has been elected to her first full term, NBC News projects. Hochul, 64, who is from Buffalo, beat challenger Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin. Some were wondering if Zeldin would be able to pull off the biggest state upset in nearly 30 years. However, Hochul’s win now makes her the first woman elected governor in …

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POLL: Hochul +8 Over Zeldin In New York Gov Race

Emerson College Polling reports: The first post-debate Emerson College Polling/Pix11/The Hill survey of New York voters finds Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul with an eight-point lead over Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, 52% to 44%. Three percent are undecided. With undecided voters’ support accounted for, Hochul’s lead extends to nine points, 54% to 45%. Since the pre-debate Emerson/Pix11/The Hill poll, Hochul has …

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LIVE VIDEO: Kathy Hochul And Lee Zeldin Debate

Gothamist reports: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and her opponent Rep. Lee Zeldin will square off on Tuesday evening in their only scheduled debate, which comes as the latest round of polls suggest the Republican challenger rapidly closing in on the Democratic incumbent’s once-formidable lead. Hochul and Zeldin, a Republican congressman from eastern Long Island, are scheduled to debate for …

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POLL: Hochul +6 Over Zeldin In New York Gov Race

Rochester’s NBC affiliate reports: A new exclusive poll by SurveyUSA and News10NBC shows the race for New York governor continues to tighten. It shows a six-point difference between Democrat incumbent Kathy Hochul and Republican congressman Lee Zeldin. It’s 47 to 41 percent with eight percent undecided. The last four percent said they’d vote for another candidate. To put this in …

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Hochul Signs Bill Expanding Benefits For LGBTQ Seniors

Spectrum News reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed a bill that will expand a program for older New Yorkers to provide funding and services based on “greatest social need” that includes barriers or isolation created by racial and ethnic status, as well as sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and HIV status. Under the current federal law, the state …

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New York Gov Poll Shows Hochul +10 Over Zeldin

The New York Times reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul leads Representative Lee Zeldin by 10 percentage points in a Marist College poll of registered voters released on Thursday, a potential margin of victory that would be the narrowest in a New York governor’s race in nearly three decades. The poll suggested that Ms. Hochul, a Democrat from Buffalo, would defeat Mr. …

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New York To Copy CA On Electric Vehicles Mandate

Reuters reports: New York state plans to adopt California’s rules approved in August that would require all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 to be either electric or plug-in electric hybrids, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday. Hochul said in a statement that she has directed a state environmental agency to propose and finalize rules adopting California’s plan …

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New York Governor Declares Polio State Of Emergency

Via press release from New York Gov. Kathy Hochul: WHEREAS, a case of paralytic polio was identified on July 21, 2022, in an unvaccinated resident of Rockland County who had no international travel during the incubation period for polio; WHEREAS, the poliovirus that infected the Rockland County individual has been identified as a case of vaccine-derived poliovirus, the last of …

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New York Gov Drops Mask Mandate For Mass Transit

The New York Daily News reports: New York transit riders are allowed to uncover their faces for the first time in more than two years. Gov. Hochul on Wednesday dropped the mask requirement that’s been in effect for the state’s public transportation systems since April 2020, when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a mandate in the early days of the …

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POLL: Dem NY Gov +16 Over GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin

From Emerson College Polling: The latest Emerson College Polling survey of New York voters finds Governor Kathy Hochul with a 16-point lead in the gubernatorial November election against US Representative Lee Zeldin; the Governor leads the Representative 51% to 35%. Seven percent plan to vote for someone else and 7% are undecided. “Hochul has a clear base of women voters …

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NY Gov Declares Monkeypox “Disaster Emergency”

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a ‘disaster emergency’ in the State of New York in response to the monkeypox outbreak. “After reviewing the latest data on the monkeypox outbreak in New York State, I am declaring a State Disaster Emergency to strengthen our aggressive ongoing efforts to confront this outbreak,” Governor Hochul said. “More …

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NY Gov Blasts “Shocking” SCOTUS Ruling On Guns

Spectrum News has the transcript: Does everyone understand what a concealed weapon means? That you have no forewarning. That someone can hide a weapon on them and go into our subways, go into our grocery stores, like stores up in Buffalo, New York, where I’m from. Go into a school in Parkland or Uvalde, This could place millions of New …

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