Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul in Plattsburgh 5-25-17
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In a spirited floor fight in the New York state Senate Tuesday, Democrats tried once again but failed to get a vote on and amendment on women’s reproductive health care. The argument over Senate procedure led to accusations that some Republican Senators were trying to “mansplain” the rules to the state’s female lieutenant governor.

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After weeks of rumors about whether New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul could leave the ticket, the Democrat picked up endorsements from local elected Democratic women Wednesday near the capitol.

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A New York City Council member has announced he will challenge Kathy Hochul in this year's Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.

New Catskills Casino Touts Its Niche, Broad Appeal

Feb 9, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Resorts World Catskills opened Thursday, a week before what ownership hopes will be a prosperous time. Casino executives are betting on a full house for Lunar New Year, which begins February 16. They also say the $1.2 billion resort aims to appeal to families, along with visitors who may not be interested in gambling.

Resorts World Catskills Opens

Feb 8, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The fourth and largest of the New York casinos granted gaming licenses opened Thursday in Sullivan County.  Elected officials and casino executives hailed the opening of Resorts World Catskills as a long-awaited day for the rebirth of the region. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was there for the 8 a.m. opening.

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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul stopped in Saratoga Springs today to speak to educators and students about the importance of Science Technology Engineering and Math, or STEM, learning. 

Albany author William Kennedy was honored Wednesday at City Hall on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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New York Lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul says President Trump’s top budget official is off-base in his comments this week that people are leaving New York because of its high taxes. Mick Mulvaney also said it is not up to the federal government to save New York from its bad decisions, a reference to the Republican tax reform plan that could eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

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The latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has triggered a series of rallies across New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended one in downtown Albany today, hours before Arizona Sen. John McCain announced he’s opposing the Graham-Cassidy bill...

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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As the health care debate continues in Washington, Democrats in New York are sounding the alarm about what the Republican plan could mean for the state. Tonight in Hudson, the Capital Region expert panel on the American Health Care Act will hold a meeting to hear public opinions about health care, and what might happen in New York if the Republican plan becomes the law of the land. 

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul in Plattsburgh 5-25-17
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Plattsburgh this afternoon to announce the final projects that have been approved for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative awarded to the city last summer.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in Waterford at the Erie Canal, May 2017
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

This morning, the New York State Canal Corporation began celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal's groundbreaking. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul officially opened the canal's 2017 season.

IN ALBANY, LT. GOV. KATHY HOCHUL LAUNCHES $70 MILLION ELECTRIC CAR REBATE AND OUTREACH INITIATIVE
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul made a stop in Albany Tuesday to make a clean energy announcement.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo briefed the media on his budget proposal Tuesday night. This morning, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul appeared at the Glens Falls Civic Center to explain to local officials what it means for their region.

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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie Thursday to see how state money is helping construct a new patient pavilion.