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The freeze on hiring government employees in New York State will officially end due to higher revenue

Governor Kathy Hochul shared that with the state’s finances improving since the start of the pandemic, the hiring freeze will be lifted for state government jobs. The freeze was previously announced to be ending in May by the Cuomo administration, but Hochul ... MORE
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Hochul says New York will move forward with vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that New York will move forward with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. Health systems across the state said they would need to shutter entire departments and delay elective surgeries if the mandate took effect on ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul has a lot to prove in a short period of time if she wants votes for a full term

In only three weeks Governor Kathy Hochul has faced numerous challenges and taken charge immediately. She has worked to extend the eviction moratorium, mandated masks in schools, is pushing to mandate vaccines where they’re needed most, and has navigated a natural disaster ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio work together to boost security before the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are both pushing for cooperation between the city and state for stronger security. The 20th anniversary for the 9/11 attacks is Saturday. After a meeting, officials shared no credible threats were ... MORE
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The New York State Fair will return to 13 days instead of 18 in 2022

After a longer-than-normal New York State Fair, many people were left wondering what this would mean for the Fair in the future. Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Great New York State Fair will return in 2022 as a 13-day event, running ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul signs bill that requires all vehicles to be zero-emissions by 2035

Governor Kathy Hochul has taken action in an attempt to reduce climate change in the transportation sector. She has signed a bill that would make all vehicles need to be zero-emissions by 2035 as well as directed the DEC to release a ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul announces her new administration appointments

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced her new administration appointments as she attempts to reconstruct Albany’s culture. Jeff Lewis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the Governor. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Mr. Lewis served in the Office of then-Lieutenant Governor ... MORE
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Advocates call on Governor Kathy Hochul to make it easier for qualifying applicants to apply for the Excluded Workers Fund

Advocates are calling for a change in the application process for aid provided to workers who were not included in the federal stimulus payments. The fund is called the Excluded Workers Fund and worth $2.1 billion dollars. The fund aided workers like ... MORE
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Republicans issue warning: ‘Workforce crisis’ coming to New York healthcare system if COVID vaccine mandate remains

Republicans lawmakers issued a stark warning and more criticism at Governor Kathy Hochul and Health Commissioner Howard Zucker as they say a ‘workforce crisis’ approaches. The criticism is the latest in constant rounds of frustration from Republican lawmakers who feel that Democrat ... MORE
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Government reform groups ask the Hochul Administration for the transparency New Yorker’s were promised

Government reform groups are calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to publish more than 100 datasets about COVID-19 to be more transparent with the public about the ongoing crisis. Hochul has pledged to be more transparent than Governor Cuomo was, and ten organizations ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul aims to build better infrastructure instead of just a quick fix to prevent future flooding

With the devastating flooding that has destroyed areas all over the state of New York recently, officials are prioritizing what to do to upgrade the infrastructure in place. Governor Kathy Hochul has voiced her support to upgrade culverts, transportation, and other things ... MORE
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Senator Pam Helming states State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker needs to go, he cannot be trusted

Governor Kathy Hochul said she was going to take 45 days to clean out the toxicity of former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration. Senator Pam Helming is saying that State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker needs to go as well. Helming said she has ... MORE
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Landlords file class action lawsuit over eviction moratorium: What does it mean for renters?

Landlords across New York are joining forces to challenge the legal authority of the state’s eviction moratorium. It was recently extended through January 15, 2022 in an historic special session in Albany. The class-action lawsuit challenges the original moratorium in New York, ... MORE
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New York State employees won’t have to return to office, get vaccinated until October 12

Two important dates for New York State employees have changed, according to officials. The date that employees working from home must return to the office was extended to October 12. The date that those state workers needed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 ... MORE
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900K lose unemployment benefits in New York: Hochul says state extension not possible

Nearly 1 million New Yorkers have lost the added $300 in unemployment benefits that was extended through the stimulus package signed into law during the spring. The benefits expired over the Labor Day weekend and means that the weekly enhancements to New ... MORE