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Hochul increasingly likely to face a primary challenge

It’s increasingly likely that New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will face challenges in the June 2022 Democratic primary when she runs for election to the seat...
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Fri, 10/01/2021 - 11:04am
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Hochul prepares for fallout from vaccine mandate court challenges

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for hospital workers has not caused any major crises in the first three days of the...
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Thu, 09/30/2021 - 11:16am
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Hochul appoints new health commissioner, copes with vaccine mandate staffing shortages

Gov. Kathy Hochul has named former New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett to lead the state’s health department. The announcement comes less...
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Wed, 09/29/2021 - 1:21pm
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Hochul to sign emergency order to ease hospital staffing shortages due to vaccine mandate

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday that she’ll sign an emergency order to call in the National Guard and import health care workers from other...
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Mon, 09/27/2021 - 11:30am
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Hochul tells business leaders she'll intensify economic development

In her first speech before the state’s business leaders, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that she will focus on economic development and helping...
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Fri, 09/24/2021 - 12:13pm
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Hochul says New York's controversial health commissioner is out

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that embattled state health commissioner Howard Zucker is out. Zucker, who became embroiled in a...
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Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:01pm
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Comptroller seeks alternatives to pay down unemployment fund deficit

New York’s unemployment insurance fund, which the state Labor Department says has paid out over $100 billion in benefits to millions of New Yorkers...
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Wed, 09/22/2021 - 1:49pm
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Hochul releases 191 prison inmates as part of parole reform

Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered the immediate release of 191 state prison inmates Friday. Under terms of a new parole reform law signed by Hochul, they are no...
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Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:00pm
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Hochul says religious exemption not a legitimate excuse to avoid COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that she doesn't believe health care workers in New York should be able to cite a religious exemption to avoid getting...
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Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:10pm
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Redistricting commission created to promote unity releases two partisan maps

The state’s independent redistricting commission was unable to avoid partisan divides, releasing two opposing maps to redesign congressional and state...
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Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:30am
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