Once approved, Hochul said the Emergency Declaration would provide immediate federal funding to impacted counties to support ongoing response and rescue operations.
The state police will monitor social media for hateful threats while also conducting outreach to LGBTQ communities across New York as well as to synagogues and other Jewish community spaces in the state.
It's been 10 years since the fight for the $15 minimum wage was launched in New York City. That wage took effect in 2019 but now some lawmakers and activists say the time has come to raise it again amid record inflation.
Although Democrat Kathy Hochul won election for governor, Republicans made progress in the state Legislature and in Congress, including flipping four U.S. House seats. The state Democratic Party boss said Dems faced tough odds this year.
Democrat Kathy Hochul has become the first woman elected New York governor, winning the office outright that she took over in 2021 when Andrew Cuomo resigned. She beat GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin, an ally of Donald Trump who ran a campaign focused on rising violent crime.
Democrat Kathy Hochul won a full term to serve as New York's governor as she defeated her Republican opponent, Rep. Lee Zeldin.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin are both still trying to convince people to vote for them on election day. Hochul hopes Democrat turnout will secure her victory while Zeldin is counting on voters' who are concerned about crime to send him to Albany as the state's first Republican governor in nearly two decades.
Voters in New York are weighing in on several important races in the 2022 midterm elections. Here is a rundown of poll hours and an overview of noteworthy races.
President Joe Biden campaigned with Gov. Kathy Hochul ahead of a tight race for New York's governor race.
Did Gov. Kathy Hochul wait too long in her campaign to focus on crime and the economy? Although GOP challenger Lee Zeldin trails in the polls, his campaign has some momentum.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, her Republican challenger, fought over crime, abortion and the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection during their only televised campaign debate. If you watched the debate, who do you think won?
"We have a city that is under crisis," said Audrey Martin, the mother of shoving victim David Martin, who had his collarbone broken by the unprovoked attack in Brooklyn.
Gov. Hochul and Mayor Adams said they would send more MTA and NYPD officers on patrol in the subway, along with installing more surveillance cameras and increasing support for severely mentally ill people.
The opponents will face off Tuesday night in their first, and likely only head-to-head debate.
With only three weeks before Election Day 2022, Democrat Kathy Hochul only has a slight lead over Republican challenger Lee Zeldin in the race for governor.
Zeldin has increased his lead among independents but still trails Hochul according to a new poll.
Thefts of catalytic converters in New York City have almost quadrupled in 2022 compared to 2021. Now the state has passed legislation that seeks to reduce these thefts.
It is becoming a tight race with for the 2022 election for New York governor.
Dozens of migrant families are being temporarily housed in hotels in New York City and the children are being enrolled in public schools. But as the challenges continue, the governor is calling on the president to help.
A federal appeals court in Manhattan allowed New York to continue enforcing its new gun law as it considers a lower court ruling that would block key provisions.