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Gov. Hochul on Syracuse police encounter with 8-year-old boy:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul commented Wednesday on a video that’s now the focus of an internal review by police.  It shows an 8-year-old boy in tears being led to a police car in Syracuse on Sunday. The man recording the video claims the child was being arrested over stealing a bag of chips.  […]

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GUEST APPEARANCE: Gov. Hochul, DEC punt Greenidge decision again

Thursday, after a previous two-month delay and more than a year of advocacy by residents, business owners, wine makers, environmental activists, and elected officials, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation again pushed back its deadline to make a decision about Greenidge Generation’s Title V Air Permit Renewal. “It is outrageous that Gov. Hochul […]

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N.Y. ethics panel subpoenas Hochul admin over Cuomo’s COVID ‘volunteers’

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) approved a motion on Tuesday calling for a subpoena asking Gov. Hochul’s office to turn over records related to unpaid officials enlisted by Cuomo to help run New York during the COVID crisis as the group investigates potential conflicts of interest. All copyrights for this article are reserved […]

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Hochul rolling in dough, raises record $21M as she seeks a full term as governor of New York

The governor’s campaign boasted that the amount raised is the largest contribution total for any single filing period in New York history, surpassing $ 12.8 million raised in 2002 by former governor George Pataki by more than $ 9 million. Read more here New York Daily News

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As N.Y. eviction moratorium comes to an end, lawmakers push Hochul to support ‘good cause’ bill

Dozens of Democrats in the Senate and Assembly, as well as members of the City Council and other local leaders, want the governor to support legislation that would guarantee tenants the right to renew a lease and essentially place a cap on how much landlords can increase rent. Read more here New York Daily News

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NY Gov. Hochul pardons 10, including one prisoner convicted of drugs and weapons possession

Gov. Hochul on Friday announcing a round of pre-Christmas pardons, granting clemency to 10 people including a man who has served more than three decades in jail. Read more here New York Daily News

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Hochul and Lt. Gov. Benjamin dodge questions about botched N.Y. background check

Hochul, who appeared at a Thanksgiving food giveaway in Harlem on Tuesday, refused to respond when asked why she accepted Benjamin’s background check given that it contained easily demonstrable inaccuracies. Read more here New York Daily News

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NYC Mayor de Blasio urges Gov. Hochul to mandate COVID vaccine for MTA workers: ‘It’s time to do it’

Speaking during his daily morning briefing, de Blasio said his administration has shown that “mandates work,” with 94% of the city’s municipal workforce recorded as being at least partially vaccinated. Read more here New York Daily News

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Hochul unveils nursing scholarship amid pandemic-induced labor shortage

The governor, addressing business leaders at a breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York, said the program will cover tuition for 1,000 new healthcare workers and encourage enrollment in nursing programs at SUNY and CUNY-run schools. Read more here New York Daily News

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N.Y. elects Gov. Hochul, Eric Adams react to criminal groping charges against Cuomo

The governor, who replaced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he stepped down two months ago amid sexual harassment claims, declined to say whether she believes the forcible touching charge against Cuomo was the right move. Read more here New York Daily News