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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in 2014
Karen DeWitt

The growing calls for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment and a nursing home scandal, has focused attention on the state’s number two in command, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.  

A majority of New York's Congressional Democrats are now calling on the governor to resign, while the Democratic led state Assembly announced it has opened an impeachment investigation. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul did make a public appearance today, to receive a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (right) discusses economic issues with North Country Chamber President Garry Douglas
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New York’s Lieutenant Governor met virtually with members of the North Country Chamber on Wednesday afternoon. She discussed economic issues and bypassed any mention of scandals swirling in Albany political circles.

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (right) discusses economic issues with North Country Chamber President Garry Douglas
Screenshot of virtual meeting

The North Country Chamber is hosting a series of virtual conversations with New York’s legislative leaders.  Wednesday afternoon Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul discussed the state budget and the latest federal COVID relief package.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul about November's election, and the state's large turnout for early voting so far.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted child care in the state, and more.

"Now more than ever, it is important that we continue to fund developments and programs that are helping lift people out of poverty and provide the dignity and security of a good home," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Albany Thursday to have a look at ongoing construction of a new housing development for families facing homelessness.

NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (fourth from the left)scissors) announces completed community solar and energy storage project, Yorktown Heights, NY, Sept. 21, 2020
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday the state’s first completed project that pairs community solar with energy storage.

NY Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Assemblymember John McDonald, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden outside Unity House in Troy.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul stopped by Unity House of Troy Monday to meet with local child care providers and call for critical support for the industry.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul about the future of police reform in the state, amid the ongoing protests against police brutality. 

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Holds Small Business Town Hall, April 16, 2020
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined the Ulster County executive Thursday afternoon for a small business town hall. They took questions as several small business owners wondered if they’ll ever be able to recover from the pandemic.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed changing New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control law to make it easier to allow alcohol sales at movie theaters. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports the proposal is gaining momentum.

The new Boys & Girls Club building in Schenectady
Lucas Willard

A new Boys & Girls Club has opened in Schenectady. The 40,000 square-foot facility was made possible through millions of dollars in community donations, with input from the kids who will be spending their time at the new clubhouse.

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Awards have been announced in the ninth round of New York state Regional Economic Development Council funding.

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says she is staying in her current job, even though some have called for her to run for the Western New York Congressional seat that’s vacant, due to the resignation of Chris Collins.

New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul at Cap Rep.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A project to renovate a section of downtown Albany home to two theaters is continuing.

 New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul at the new Albany DMV office.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany office of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles held a grand opening ceremony at its new Central Avenue location today.

Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, Kinimo Ngoran, NY Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul
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A local chef taken into custody last month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement was welcomed back home Wednesday in Albany.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about today's headlines, including New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul saying she is prepared should New York Governor Andrew Cuomo decide to run for president. The pair also discuss how the Catholic Church is set to be one of the biggest losers in New York state's 2019 legislative session.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Awards were announced today at the Capital Center in Albany for the eighth round of Regional Economic Development Council funding.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was awarded a third term in office by voters Tuesday, who chose him by a wide margin over his opponents.

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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The front runner for New York lieutenant governor in the November election, incumbent Kathy Hochul, says if she’s reelected, she has plenty of plans, including presiding over some key measures in the New York state Senate like strengthening a woman’s right to choose abortion. 

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visits Plattsburgh
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The day after she announced a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award in Amsterdam and hours after doing the same in Albany, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Plattsburgh Thursday to examine projects supported by the first round of awards in 2016.

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Assemblyman John McDonald.
WAMC photo by Jesse King

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in downtown Albany Thursday to announce the city won a $10 million state grant to redevelop the area downtown near the Palace Theatre.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina recaps the New York state primaries with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo handily won Thursday's Democratic primary against actor Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo’s current Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul also won, as did Cuomo’s choice for attorney general, New York City Public Advocate Tish James.

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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Incumbent Kathy Hochul has defeated Jumaane Williams in the New York Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.

Jumaane Williams campaigns in Albany 9/11/18.
Karen DeWitt

The Democratic primary for lieutenant governor of New York is turning out to be closer — according to the polls, anyway — than the governor’s race.  New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams is challenging incumbent Kathy Hochul for the post Thursday.

Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senate

Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, announced Monday he is backing challenger Jumaane Williams over incumbent Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary for New York lieutenant governor. 

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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