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Letter to Hochul requests that statewide mask policy in schools be rescinded before start of year

Local NY child psychologist discusses police presence in schools
When Governor Kathy Hochul took office one of her first actions leading state government was to request a full mask mandate in public schools amid rising COVID infections. Now, Republican lawmakers from the Finger Lakes ... more
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26 new COVID deaths in New York; 61,932 vaccine doses administered in 24 hours: 58.2% are fully-vaccinated

Second COVID-19 booster now available to many New Yorkers
There were 26 COVID-19 related deaths in New York on Friday. In an update published to Governor Kathy Hochul's press website, the new administration leading the state through the coronavirus pandemic also noted over 61,930 ... more
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Hochul leaves out marijuana and environment leading people to think she may not address it, local leaders say that’s not the case

Gov. Hochul and Lt. Gov. Benjamin both frontrunners in respective campaigns
Following Kathy Hochul's first address, some New Yorker's showed frustration that she never mentioned the environment, sports betting, or marijuana use. Leaders that know her say just because she did not bring these topics up ... more
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Longtime Cuomo advisor Steven Cohen, who led New York’s economic development effort resigns

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A longtime advisor to former Governor Andrew Cuomo is resigning. Steven Cohen who led the state's economic development efforts is resigning from the post, according to Governor Kathy Hochul's office. Cohen was named in a ... more
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Governor Hochul selects State Senator Brian Benjamin to serve as lieutenant

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Governor Kathy Hochul selected New York State Senator Brian Benjamin to serve as her lieutenant. The senator from Harlem will fill the most-prominent post in her administration. The New York Times reported Hochul's decision, which ... more
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Lawmakers look forward to a new beginning working with Kathy Hochul

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One of Kathy Hochul's focuses is to create a new culture free of toxicity in Albany, and lawmakers are hoping for a fresh start with her. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie met with Hochul and Senate ... more
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Republicans hopeful that they can work with Governor Kathy Hochul

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Republicans in New York are hoping for change as Governor Kathy Hochul takes the lead in state government. Will that happen? Will Republicans be more willing to work with Gov. Hochul than they did with ... more
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Watkins Glen State Park sign changed as Gov. Hochul takes office

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Crews worked fast at Watkins Glen State Park changing the name plate on the sign at its entryway. The same day Governor Kathy Hochul was sworn in to office the sign at the state park ... more
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How will New York get rent relief money out the door faster? More state employees, faster application for renters

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who took office on Tuesday, said she is not satisfied with the speed at which financial relief has been dispersed across the state. Hochul praised the work of President Joe ... more
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Kathy Hochul is enforcing a mask mandate inside all schools across New York State

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In just one day Kathy Hochul has already made some huge changes for the state of New York, attempting to steer the state in a specific direction after a summer of unknown for schools everywhere ... more
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Kathy Hochul becomes 57th governor of New York State at overnight ceremony

Kathy Hochul becomes 57th governor of New York State at overnight ceremony
There's a new governor in New York. At a procedural ceremony at midnight on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the 57th Governor of the State of New York. She inherits ... more
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Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts organization looks forward to seeing what Kathy Hochul does for women’s health

Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts organization looks forward to seeing what Kathy Hochul does for women’s health
Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts president Robin Chappelle-Golston looks forward as Governor Cuomo leaves office and Kathy Hochul takes over. Chappelle-Golston says under Cuomo she felt the organization was still able to do a lot ... more
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Are other members of Cuomo’s administration going to resign?

Focus shifts to Cuomo’s top aides after resignation announcement: Who will stick around?
Could top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo resign before Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul takes office in less than two weeks? That question has been posed, particularly after Hochul's comments this week that no one named ... more
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Hochul announces on The Today Show she will run for governor in 2022

Hochul announces on The Today Show she will run for governor in 2022
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced she will be running for governor in 2022. Hochul announced her plans Thursday morning during an interview on The Today Show. She will take over as governor of New ... more
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New Yorker’s would like to see impeachment proceedings continue and accountability for nursing home deaths

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As Cuomo begins his transition out of office after announcing he would be stepping down for the State of New York, many want answers about the nursing home deaths more than ever. Some express that ... more
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Hochul makes pledge to New Yorkers in first address since Cuomo resignation

Hochul makes pledge to New Yorkers in first address since Cuomo resignation
Get ready for change. That was the clear message from Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday as she addressed New Yorkers for the first time since Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would resign in ... more
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WATCH: Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul addresses New York State (video)

On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul gave her first address since Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would resign- making her the 57th governor of New York. She outlined her vision for the state- and ... more
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Kathy Hochul will hold first press conference today at 2 p.m. since Cuomo’s resignation announcement

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to hold the first press conference since Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would resign effective in two weeks. Hochul is set to become the first female governor in ... more
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REPORT: Kathy Hochul preparing to be acting governor within weeks as Cuomo probe continues

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A new report from the Wall Street Journal indicates that Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul expects to replace Governor Andrew Cuomo as acting governor in the coming weeks. The Journal spoke with sources, who indicated that ... more
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CDC says delta variant spreads easily among vaccinated, uncertainty about state mask mandate grows

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Call it a setback. This week health officials released details of the research, which led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that vaccinated people wear a mask when indoors. It showed that ... more
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Could Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul be the next governor of New York?

Could Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul be the next governor of New York?
Critics are calling the apology issued late-Sunday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a second sexual harassment accuser came forward 'tone-deaf'. He brushed off the two incidents as jokes that were ultimately misinterpreted. Then a third ... more
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