Kathy Hochul

Starting April 1, 2024, New York State will offer all veterans and Gold Star Families free access to state parks and recreational sites through the expanded Lifetime Liberty Pass Program. Previously limited to veterans with at least a 40% service-connected disability, the program now extends to include all New York veterans and those who have […]

New York state has authorized pharmacies to provide birth control without a prescription, a move announced by Governor Kathy Hochul and Health Commissioner James McDonald. This landmark decision, effective from Tuesday, March 19, 2024, is designed to enhance accessibility to contraceptives and underscore the state’s commitment to women’s health rights. The approved measure permits pharmacists […]

Gov. Kathy Hochul is urging people to stay home and avoid any unnecessary travel. Hochul announced she’s declaring a state of emergency in anticipation of the developing Nor’easter. This state of emergency includes Ontario, Wayne, Yates, Seneca, and Cayuga counties, but does not include Monroe, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, or Wyoming counties. Hochul says Western New York and the Finger […]

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon. Made the announcement on Twitter. Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic. I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week. A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay […]

Yesterday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will build a 2.4 million square foot state-of-the-art new international terminal on the south side of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The new terminal comes from reaching an agreement with a group of financial sponsors, New […]

Over the weekend, New York Governor Kathy Hochul provided a report on the state’s status for combating COVID-19. In this report, Governor Hochul is now requiring New York State nursing homes, adult care facility operators, and administrators to make booster doses available to all of their residents. In a statement, Hochul said: “With the emergence […]

On Friday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced an executive order aimed at boosting hospital capacity. This order is aimed at helping the potential winter spike in COVID-19 cases, as well as warnings about a new and highly transmissible coronavirus variant known as “omicron,” which has not yet been detected in New York. As of […]

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul held a press conference on the latest efforts on the fight against COVID, as well as vaccination efforts in NYC. According to Governor Hochul, New York anticipates Pfizer’s vaccine for children ages 5 to 12 will be out in November and that parents should call their pediatricians now to schedule appointments. […]

According to Governor Kathy Hochul’s office, New York landlords can apply for $125 million in state funding to cover unpaid rent connected to tenants who were ineligible for the federally funded rent relief program. Landlords are eligible to apply now, and the funding could cover up to 12 months of past-due rent and will be […]

During Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement of incoming lieutenant governor, State Senator Brian Benjamin, Hochul wore a gold-colored pendant that sent a message. The nameplate necklace had a single word: “Vaxed.” According to the CDC, As of Thursday, 78.9% of New Yorkers over the age of 18 had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 […]

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