Kathy Hochul

Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on CDC endorsement of first booster dose for children 5-11

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the following on Thursday:. "Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the first COVID-19 booster dose for five- to 11-year-olds. This announcement follows the Food and Drug Administration's authorization earlier this week, and next the New York State Department of Health will soon issue guidance to the public.
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Adult Survivors Act Being Reviewed By New York Governor Kathy Hochul

New York State Lawmakers had hoped that the Adult Survivors Act would have had enough support last year (2021) to pass, but it wasn't voted on by either house. According to the Levy Law website, The Adult Survivors Act is designed to create a window for one year to revive time-barred lawsuits for adult survivors (18 and over) of sexual abuse when it occurred, similar to the Child Victims Act.

Kathy Hochul skirts possible court deposition as marijuana firms reach settlement

A legal stink over the price of a marijuana merger that had allegedly gotten an improper nudge from Gov. Kathy Hochul has been settled — with the acquirer forking over some extra green. Boston-based cannabis retailer Ascend Wellness has agreed to pay an extra $15 million — hiking the purchase price by 20% to $88 million — to buy the MedMen pot dispensary chain’s New York assets, according to court filings. The sweetener settles an explosive suit in which MedMen had alleged that Gov. Hochul’s office pushed to force the deal through at a bargain price on Ascend’s behalf — after Ascend’s...

Governor of New York Kathy Hochul on Buffalo shooter targeting the Black community

Police say the gunman in Saturday's mass murder specifically chose Buffalo, New York, because it was the city with the highest number of Black people in his vicinity. The Tops supermarket he chose to terrorize is on Buffalo's East Side -- where 75 percent of residents are people of color. The market is a community hub in the historically Black neighborhood of Jefferson avenue. All 10 of the murdered people were Black. The governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, who was born in Buffalo and represented the area for years, joins Joy Reid on this horrific hate crime.May 17, 2022.