Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation for Special Election for Open Senate and Assembly Seats to be Held on Election Day

Special Election to Fill Vacancies in 86th Assembly District and 30th Senate District

Proclamation Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation declaring that a special election to fill vacancies in the 86th Assembly District and the 30th Senate District will be held on Election Day, November 2nd. The special election will fill vacancies created by the resignation of Victor M. Pichardo in the Assembly and the ...

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Joins SEIU 32BJ Leadership to Highlight Recently Signed Legislation to Increase Wages for Essential Service Workers

Governor Hochul: “I’m sorry you don’t get the recognition that I think you deserve, but I’m here today to say you have it from me and 20 million New Yorkers who appreciate what 32BJ does every single day, especially what you went through during this pandemic, my friends. This is a bad nightmare that no one wants to repeat, but you were there at a time when a lot of people said, no, I’ll just stay home ...

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Actions To Improve Justice and Safety in City Jails

Signs the Less is More Community Supervision and Revocation Reform Act (S.1144A/A.5576A); 191 Individuals to be Immediately Released Having Served Their Sentences Under Less is More Standards

Announces Agreement with Department of Corrections and City to Allow for Incarcerated Individuals to be Transferred from Rikers Island to State Custody Here; 40 Individuals Per Day for at least 5 Days Sentenced to at least 90 Days to be Transferred

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced actions to ...

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Governor Hochul Announces $200 Million in Additional Food Assistance for New Yorkers in September

All SNAP Recipients Will Receive Maximum Food Benefits for the Month

More than $2.9 Billion in Food Assistance Distributed Statewide since April 2020

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for September. Governor Hochul also directed the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, which administers SNAP in New ...

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Governor Hochul Announces New Efforts to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations and Prepare for Booster Shots

125 Free Tickets to Governors Ball Music Festival For Individuals Who Get Their First Vaccine Dose at a #VaxtoSchool Pop-Up Location

EMTs to Be Authorized to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine, Adding More Than 2,000 Vaccinators Back into State’s Vaccination Program

Allows 50,000 Basic EMTs to Receive Training to Help Increase New York’s Vaccination Rate

State Continues Outreach to Local Health Departments That Can Help Identify Vaccination Sites and Encourage Participation in Booster Shot Program

Governor Hochul Announces Series of Universal Mask Requirements to Protect New Yorkers amid Rise of Delta Variant

Face Coverings Now Required at State-Regulated Child Care Facilities for Children Ages Two and Up, All Staff and Visitors

Directs Residential Congregate Programs Operated, Licensed, Certified or Approved by the Office of Children and Family Services to Require Masks for All Staff and Residents

Directs Programs and Facilities Licensed or Registered by Office of Mental Health, Office of Addiction Services and Supports, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance ...

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Governor Hochul Announces Release of Updated Financial Plan Showing Strong Fiscal Position with Risk Ahead

$2.1 Billion in Revenue Above Expectations Projected for Each of the Four Years of the Plan

Governor Directs $1.1 Billion to Reserves this Year as COVID-19 Variants Spread

Risk Remains as COVID-19 Variants Threaten Economic Reopening


New York State Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the release of the first quarter update to the New York State Financial Plan, which shows the state in a strong fiscal position as ...

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Governor Hochul Announces $23.7 Million in Grant Awards to End the Gun Violence Epidemic

Funding Supports Gun Violence Prevention Efforts Including Job Training and Placement, Community Activities, and Expansion of Gun Violence Intervention Programs

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced funding for several gun violence prevention efforts, which include job training, community activities, and intervener staffing in communities seeing the highest concentration of gun violence.

“Gun violence is a horror no one should have to live through, and yet too many New Yorkers do. ...

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Governor Hochul Announces Major Progress in Providing Pandemic Relief to New Yorkers

New York State Now Ranked First Nationally in Payments Made or Obligated, with More Than $1.2 Billion

$125 Million in New State Funding Designated for Renters Previously Ineligible for Assistance Will Be Available Through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Beginning September 15

Over $1.05 Billion in Excluded Workers Program Funds Approved for Distribution to Date; $550 Million Will Have Been Released by the End of the Week, Additional $500 Million Undergoing Final Verification

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Governor Hochul Announces Digital Campaign to Raise Awareness During Suicide Prevention Month

PSAs and Other Initiatives Strengthen New York’s Suicide Prevention Efforts

Governor’s Proclamation Declares September 10 Suicide Prevention Day in New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a new digital public service announcement and other initiatives to raise awareness of suicide prevention and advise New Yorkers of available resources across the state. The Governor also issued a proclamation recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month and September ...

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