In wake of Buffalo massacre, Hochul vows action on guns, extremism

Signing an executive order, Gov. Kathy Hochul will be requiring that every county and New York City develop plans to identify and confront threats of domestic terrorism, including racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists. These plans must be submitted by the end of the year.

Hochul names new lieutenant governor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul named U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado as New York's next lieutenant governor. Delgado, a Democrat, will take on the largely ceremonial role previously formerly held by Brian Benjamin, who resigned following his arrest for federal corruption charges he denies.

Election 2022: Hochul campaign releases blitz of ads

Gov. Kathy Hochul's campaign has now spent close to $1 million on this round of TV ads, which is only a drop in the bucket compared to the cash she has left on hand. She has raised more than $21 million so far.

Election 2022: Gov. Hochul hits hurdle after running mate's arrest

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will have to maneuver the sudden arrest and resignation of her running mate and lieutenant governor on bribery charges as she tries to win her party's nomination in June. But it's unclear whether it will endanger her primary bid in the end. Hochul became the state's first woman governor in August when she took over for Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who resigned amid allegations he sexually harassed 11 women, which he denied. Political observers and Democratic strategists say it's unclear whether Benjamin's arrest and resignation alone will be enough for her two primary challengers to wrest the party nomination from Hochul.

Brooklyn subway shooting: Dozens hurt, shooter at large

The NYPD has identified a man that detectives are looking for who may be connected to the mass shooting that unfolded on a crowded subway train in Brooklyn at the height of the morning rush hour on Tuesday. Officers recovered a Glock 17 9mm semiautomatic pistol, three extended-capacity magazines, four smoke grenades, a hatchet, a container of gasoline, and a key to a U-Haul rental van, a top police official said.

Hochul: 'Conceptual' deal reached on NY state budget

New York lawmakers are meeting Thursday to discuss last-minute policy and spending disagreements that have held up passage of the state budget nearly a week past an April 1 deadline, including the potential expansion of a law for people with mental illnesses.

Bail reform changes expected in NY state budget

Changes to bail reform could be on the way as part of the upcoming state budget. The agreement would allow judges to set bail for more offenses and would make it easier to keep repeat offenders in custody.