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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On First Ever NYS Opioid Overdose Awareness Day, Governor Hochul Announces Receipt of $4.25 Million for the Prevention of Prescription Drug and Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths

Funding Will be Used to Promote Prevention, Increase Education and Awareness, and to Purchase and Distribute Naloxone to Help Save Lives

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the receipt of grant of $4.25 million over a five-year period from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help prevent prescription drug and opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events. The grant will fund training for first responders, overdose prevention and other community-based service providers and partners, as well ...

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Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Introduces and Welcomes New York State Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin at Swearing in Ceremony

Governor Hochul: “We have a lot on our plate. We also want to make sure that we continue to restore trust in government, let people know that we believe that integrity is everything. They were going to continue to lead in a way that people will hopefully look back on and say that it was a shining time in our state’s history. But I can’t do it alone. I need someone at my side. Someone who also I rely upon for ...

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Governor Hochul Announces Confirmations of Tremaine Wright and Christopher Alexander to Lead Implementation of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

First Confirmed Nominees of Governor Hochul’s Administration Will Move Cannabis Implementation Forward

Tremaine Wright to Serve as Chair of Cannabis Control Board; Christopher Alexander to Serve as Executive Director of Office of Cannabis Management

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the State Senate confirmed Tremaine Wright as Chair of New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and Christopher Alexander as Executive Director of the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). The confirmations were made during an extraordinary ...

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Governor Hochul, Nine Other Governors Issue Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Passage of Impactful Climate Actions

Letter Urges Congress to Prioritize Key Elements of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda that Protect the Climate

Governors Request that 40 Percent of Benefits of Climate and Clean Infrastructure Investments Are Directed to Disadvantaged Communities

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Governor Kathy Hochul and nine other Governors today issued a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer urging the passage of ...

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Governor Hochul Announces Senior Administration Appointments

Kathryn Garcia to Serve as Director of State Operations

Neysa Alsina to Serve as Special Advisor on Pandemic Relief

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced two senior appointments to her administration. Kathryn Garcia and Neysa Alsina will serve as Director of State Operations and Special Advisor on Pandemic Relief respectively.

“When I was officially sworn in last week, I outlined my top priorities to combat the Delta variant, get aid out the door to ...

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Governor Hochul Signs Proclamation Naming August 26 Women’s Equality Day

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed a proclamation naming August 26, 2021 Women’s Equality Day.

“Fifty-six governors led New York before me and they were all men. I am honored to be the first woman to hold this office in our great state, which is the birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement,” Governor Hochul said. “Women around the world should follow whatever dreams they have for themselves and rest assured they can overcome any obstacle in their way. On my third day in office I ...

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