New York State agencies working to address impacts of cyber outage
New York State agencies working to address impacts of cyber outage

Following a widespread cyber outage causing disruptions across the country, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday her teams are working to address the impacts here in the empire state.  

Improvements to childcare assistance
Improvements to childcare assistance

New York families could get access to improved childcare assistance--but that all depends on Gov Kathy Hochul to sign a bill into law.

Abortion measure makes it back to November ballot
Abortion measure makes it back to November ballot

A propsed constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion rights will make it to the November ballot.

Opioid settlement fund faces implementation challenges
Opioid settlement fund faces implementation challenges

As many advocates continue to watch people struggle through this crisis, they question the implementation process of some of the states spending of the opioid settlement fund.

Legislation to reduce warehouse worker injuries awaits Hochul's approval
Legislation to reduce warehouse worker injuries awaits Hochul's approval

Research shows this two-day Amazon Prime event is a time when workers injuries spike.

Advocates said that makes it the perfect time for the Governor to sign legislation that would offer warehouse workers increased protections against injuries.

Gov. Hochul condemns recent shooting at Trump rally
Gov. Hochul condemns recent shooting at Trump rally

Hochul called this past Saturday a dark day in American history.  

Hochul weighs statewide options for limiting cell phone use in schools
Hochul weighs statewide options for limiting cell phone use in schools

According to a recent poll from the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of high school teachers nationwide said that students being distracted by cell phones is a major problem in the classroom.

Multimillion dollar project to replace Capital Region bridge
Multimillion dollar project to replace Capital Region bridge

Rail service statewide is set to become a lot faster and more reliable with the replacement of the Capital Region’s nearly two-hundred-year-old Livingston Avenue Bridge.  

Hochul continues to support Biden while Democrats call on him to drop out
Hochul continues to support Biden while Democrats call on him to drop out

Gov. Kathy Hochul continues to stand strong in her support for President Joe Biden at a time when many Democratic leaders are wavering or outright calling for him to drop out of the race.  

Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado calls on Biden to drop out
Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado calls on Biden to drop out

Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado is adding his voice to the growing chorus calling on President Joe Biden to drop of out of the presidential race.  

Hochul signs new safety laws for e-bikes and lithium batteries
Hochul signs new safety laws for e-bikes and lithium batteries

Today Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of new laws designed to improve the safety of e-bikes and lithium batteries.

State could see more drop off locations for absentee ballots
State could see more drop off locations for absentee ballots

Mail-in voting could become more accessible for New Yorkers. This all depends on whether or not the Governor signs legislation to establish more absentee ballot drop off locations.

Legislation could off more legal protections for kids in foster care
Legislation could off more legal protections for kids in foster care

Foster care kids aging out of the system could gain more legal protections. This all depends on legislation awaiting the Governor's signature.

A bill to improve Alzheimer's education and awareness
A bill to improve Alzheimer's education and awareness

At a time when hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and their families are facing Alzheimer’s, state lawmakers are hoping to get an outreach and education program off the ground. 

Gov. Hochul announces $45 million for new supportive housing
Gov. Hochul announces $45 million for new supportive housing

Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced $45 million in state funding for six projects to develop new supportive housing units.  

Gov. Hochul signs new laws to support HIV and AIDS prevention
Gov. Hochul signs new laws to support HIV and AIDS prevention

As pride month came to a close, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislation package intending to support HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention resources impacting LGBTQIA communities.  

New law seeks to clarify AI regulations for political communications
New law seeks to clarify AI regulations for political communications

Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed a bill into law to clarify state regulations on AI usage in political campaigns.  

A failed paid medical leave bill leaves cancer patients struggling
A failed paid medical leave bill leaves cancer patients struggling

Cancer advocates are feeling disappointed and frustrated after watching lawmakers adjourn for the summer without passing legislation to expand paid leave benefits. 

Ethics commission report shows record highs in lobbying spending
Ethics commission report shows record highs in lobbying spending

In 2023 lobby spending reached a record high of more than $360 million.

Potential changes to local government food purchasing
Potential changes to local government food purchasing

The empire state’s procurement laws haven’t changed in over 50 years. But legislation—nicknamed the ‘Good Food New York bill’-- awaiting Gov. Kathy Hochul’s review could change this.  

Supreme Court upholds domestic violence gun restriction
Supreme Court upholds domestic violence gun restriction

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court issued it's first second amendment case in nearly two years.  

Mental health legislation tries to combat suicides in rural areas
Mental health legislation tries to combat suicides in rural areas

Before they left for the summer, lawmakers passed a bill to establish a rural suicide prevention council.  Now it awaits the Governor's approval.

Legislation to expand access to mail-in voting
Legislation to expand access to mail-in voting

Pre-registered voters in the empire state could gain easy access to absentee and mail-in ballots.

Appellate court rules in favor of abortion ballot measure
Appellate court rules in favor of abortion ballot measure

An abortion ballot proposition that recently faced jeopardy due to legal challenges officially reclaimed its spot on voters November ballots.

Gov. Hochul encourages New Yorkers to take precautions during historic heat wave
Gov. Hochul encourages New Yorkers to take precautions during historic heat wave

With dangerously high temperatures arriving this week, State leaders are advising New Yorkers to take precautionary steps to protect their health. 

A direct-to-consumer shipping bill for wine and cider pends Hochul's approval
A direct-to-consumer shipping bill for wine and cider pends Hochul's approval

Some New York liquor manufacturers and businesses could be allowed to ship directly to customers. But that all rides on the Governor's review.

An affordability bill awaits the Governor's review
An affordability bill awaits the Governor's review

Before lawmakers in Albany left for the summer, they passed a bill that could help New Yorkers afford their prescriptions and utility bills.  

But it still needs approval from Gov. Kathy Hochul.

State leaders caution New Yorkers about summer months air quality
State leaders caution New Yorkers about summer months air quality

State leaders are encouraging New Yorkers to be air quality aware as the warmer months of summer arrive.  

Legislation could bring more protections for workers rights
Legislation could bring more protections for workers rights

Warehouse and retail workers in the empire state could see more protections in their workplace, pending the Governor’s review of two workers rights bills.  

Governor signals a decrease in gun violence
Governor signals a decrease in gun violence

Today Governor Kathy Hochul announced gun violence is decreasing in the empire state.