Hochul Taps New NY Health Chief To Replace Embattled Zucker
Former New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett will become the top health official in the state as it seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hochul Announces Plan To Address School Bus Driver Shortage
New York is taking steps to address a mounting shortage of school bus drivers across the state.
NY To Eliminate Jail Time For Most Minor Parole Violations
New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Sand, Catan, Piñatas Lead Toy Hall Of Fame Finalists
Cabbage Patch Kids touched off the first big holiday toy craze nearly 40 years ago.
Brian Benjamin Is Sworn In As New York Lieutenant Governor
New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin thanked Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul for choosing him as he was sworn in to join her two-week-old administration.
2 State Assembly Members In NY Test Positive For COVID-19
Two members of New York’s state Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19 days after lawmakers gathered for a special legislative session.
Cuomo Legal Woes Continue, Could Cost Public At Least $9.5M
Resigning from office probably didn’t end former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legal problems, and no matter what happens next, taxpayers are likely to wind up with a hefty bill.
New NY Governor Adds 12,000 Deaths To Publicized COVID Tally
Governor Kathy Hochul is acknowledging nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo.
Hochul Selects Sen. Brian Benjamin For Lieutenant Governor
Gov. Kathy Hochul has selected Brian Benjamin, a state senator from New York City, as her choice for lieutenant governor.
Canada Reopens Its Border For Vaccinated US Visitors
Canada has lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States is keeping similar restrictions in place for Canadians.