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LISTEN: Hochul talks public safety, housing issues after budget agreement reached

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Governor Kathy Hochul appeared on Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight” on Tuesday to discuss public safety enhancements and housing initiatives as part of the New York State Fiscal Year 2025 Budget proposal. During the interview, she detailed efforts to combat gun violence and enhance safety across the state, citing a significant reduction in homicides and gun-related crimes.

Governor Hochul also outlined the new housing measures aimed at increasing affordable housing availability through incentives for developers and support for families struggling with rent. These initiatives are expected to expand beyond New York City, offering statewide benefits.

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The discussion also touched on the challenges and progress in addressing retail theft and protecting retail workers, with the introduction of harsher penalties and increased security measures to deter crime. Governor Hochul emphasized her administration’s commitment to maintaining public safety and supporting New York’s law enforcement in their community roles.



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