Governor Hochul Announces Selection of Senator Brian Benjamin for Lieutenant Governor

Senator Benjamin and Governor Hochul Share History of Working Together on Key Issues, Including Ending the Opioid Epidemic, Supporting MWBEs and Voting Reforms

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the selection of Brian Benjamin for Lieutenant Governor. Senator Benjamin and Governor Hochul have previously worked together on several key issues, including fighting the opioid epidemic and boosting addiction recovery programs, supporting MWBE business owners and making it easier for New Yorkers to vote.

Senator Benjamin previously served as ...

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Governor Hochul Announces Changes to Accelerate State Rent Relief Program and Attract More Applicants

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a series of changes to both attract more applications and accelerate payments within New York State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Under the Governor’s direction, the state will invest an additional $1 million in marketing and outreach efforts to raise awareness about the rent relief program, the available funding, and the strong tenant eviction protections in place for those who apply. The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, which administers the program, will analyze application data ...

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On First Day in Office, Governor Hochul Announces Comprehensive Plan to Help Ensure a Safe, Productive Return to Schools This Fall

On her first day in office, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new, comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers fueled by the Delta variant. As part of this plan, Governor Hochul has directed the New York State Department of Health to institute a universal mask requirement in all schools, public and private, as determined necessary at the discretion of the Commissioner. The Department of Health will issue the requirement through regulatory ...

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Governor Cuomo Outlines FY 2022 Budget: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined the FY 2022 Executive Budget to reimagine, rebuild and renew New York in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor presented two budget options, depending on the level of funding the federal government provides to New York following the devastating economic impact of Washington’s failed COVID-19 response. The first option would support New York State’s ongoing war against the pandemic and aggressive post-COVID reconstruction plan. The second ...

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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2021 Agenda and Releases Full Agenda: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced his 2021 agenda – Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew – features nation-leading proposals to not only defeat COVID-19, but also tackle critical issues facing New York and the country, including jumpstarting New York’s economic recovery; creating a fairer, more just state; reopening the state; becoming a leader in the growing green energy economy; and rebuilding and strengthening New York’s infrastructure. Proposals include legalizing adult-use cannabis and online sports betting; first-in-the-nation affordable internet for all; ...

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Day 4: Governor Cuomo Outlines 2021 Agenda: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2021 State of the State address. The Governor’s 2021 agenda – Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew – features a suite of initiatives to not only begin reopening New York as the state continues its work to defeat the COVID-19 virus, but also investing billions into infrastructure improvements to build a new New York. As part of these efforts, Governor Cuomo has put forth a number of proposals focused on transforming Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood, including ...

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Day 3: Governor Cuomo Outlines 2021 Agenda: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2021 State of the State address. The Governor’s 2021 agenda – Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew – features a suite of initiatives to not only begin reopening New York as the state continues its work to defeat the COVID-19 virus, but also becoming a leader and growing the green energy economy. As part of these efforts, Governor Cuomo has put forth a number of proposals focused on creating the largest offshore wind program ...

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Day 2: Governor Cuomo Outlines 2021 Agenda: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2021 State of the State address. The Governor’s 2021 agenda – Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew – features a suite of initiatives to not only begin reopening New York as the state continues its work to defeat the COVID-19 virus, but also tackle critical issues facing New York and the country including jumpstarting New York’s economic recovery; creating a fairer, more just state; reopening the state; becoming a leader in the growing green ...

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