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Jun 24 2023
As New Yorkers face increasing violence, Gov. Hochul signs bill on abortion pill prescriptions for out-of-state women
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, signed into law a bill on Friday that will grant protection to doctors who prescribe abortion pills to out-of-state patients. “The measure – passed by the state legislature Tuesday – will block out-of-state litigation, prohibiting prosecution against doctors in New York who provide telehealth services, prescribe medication abortion, or deliverBizpac Review
Mar 23 2023
Legislation proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul this week would allow the state to quickly shut down illegal marijuana dispensaries and level $200,000 fines against them. Doing so will help the state's new legal cannabis industry, she said. "The continued existence of illegal dispensaries is unacceptable, and we need additional enforcement tools to protect New Yorkers from dangerous products andPatch.com
Jun 24 2023
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Legislation that would ban non-compete agreements in New York passed the state’s Assembly last week and has reached Gov. Hochul’s desk, Axios reported. Put simply, non-competes prevent people from starting a new job after leaving a former employer for a span of time pre-determined in the contract. The long-held practice by companies across the U.S. has come under scrutinySilive.com
Jun 28 2023
Wildfire smoke hits New York again: ‘We are truly the first generation to feel the real effects of climate change,’ Governor Hochul says
Smoke from the wildfires burning in Canada is blowing south and causing dangerous air quality in New York state for the second time in a month.
On Wednesday at 12:40 p.m. EST, New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted that air quality health advisories were in effect for the entire state of New York.
“Similar to what we saw a short time ago, the air quality is deteriorating veryCNBC
May 31 2023
Hochul defends NYC controversial migrant bussing program as lawsuits mount: 'They're absolutely here legally'
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday defended fellow Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ controversial program to bus migrants elsewhere in the state as lawsuits mount.
At a press conference meant to discuss the Environmental Bond Act, a $4.2 billion initiative to address climate change in western New York, Hochul ended up taking questions on the influx of nearly 70,000 asylumFox News (Online News)
Jan 18 2023
NEW YORK -- The New York State Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on Gov. Kathy Hochul's controversial pick to become the state's top judge. If approved by lawmakers, Hector LaSalle would become the first Latino to be chief judge on the state Court of Appeals. But the governor's pick is getting pushback from her fellow Democrats in Albany, who say LaSalle has a history ofCBS News (Online)
Sep 22 2023
Investigators continued on Friday to comb through the wreckage of a bus that went off a New York highway and overturned while carrying a Long Island high school marching band to Pennsylvania the day before, killing two people and injuring dozens of others. Although Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Thursday that a faulty front tire appeared to have caused the bus to veer off the road, investigatorsNew York Times (News)
Jan 03 2023
Gov. Kathy Hochul detailed plans to upgrade the locker rooms, outdoor track and field, and performing arts center at the 30-year-old Harlem park, which is suffering from the effects of age and "heavy usage," and now needs "a comprehensive renovation," Hochul's office said. Work will begin this month on the athletics center locker room, and will wrap up by spring. The aquatics locker room willPatch.com
Jun 23 2023
Gov. Hochul on Friday signed into law a bill that provides a legal shield for licensed New York medical care providers who send abortion pills to states where abortion is banned. Chastising lawmakers in other states who have sought to limit abortion medication access as “extremists,” Hochul said New York State would refuse to assist out-of-state authorities in the prosecution of New YorkNew York Daily News
Sep 22 2023
A bus lies on its side where it crashed along Interstate 84, in Wawayanda, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. T NBC New York Via AP Emergency responders work the scene of a fatal bus crash, in Wawayanda, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. The charter bus carrying high school students to a band camp hurtled off a New York highway and down an embankment, officials said. NBC New York Via AP Orange"USA Today" Contributor