Empire State Weekly: Reaction to 2022 State of the State

ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — This week on Empire State Weekly, Governor Kathy Hochul laying out ambitious plans for New York’s future in her first State of the State address. She calls it “a new era for New York.” The bold initiatives being met with both praise and criticism from lawmakers. And state republicans have laid … Read more

Empire State Weekly: How New York Will Benefit from the Federal Infrastructure Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, now that the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is signed into law, billions of dollars are heading to New York State to make long-lasting changes that will improve how New Yorkers travel, communicate, as well as enhance the overall health of the state from … Read more

Assembly releases ‘disturbing’ misconduct report on ex-governor Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee released a report on its investigation into alleged misconduct by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday morning. Committee Chair Charles Lavine describes Cuomo’s conduct outlined in the findings as “disturbing.” Steck: NYS Assembly report on Cuomo ‘validates’ findings of AG investigation In March 2021, … Read more

Empire State Weekly: 2022 Governor race takes shape ahead of General Election

(NEWS10) – This week on Empire State Weekly, the race for the next Governor of New York State is starting to take shape as Attorney General Letitia James now launches her campaign to challenge incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul. This comes as former Governor Andrew Cuomo will now face a judge following the filing of a … Read more

Empire State Weekly: Federal judge blocks health care vaccine mandate

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, we dive into the legalities of workplace religious exemptions after a federal judge granted an injunction to plaintiffs suing over New York State’s vaccine mandate for health care workers. Local health systems react to injunction allowing religious exemptions for health care workers Federal judge David … Read more

Empire State Weekly: Back to School Challenges and State Employee Requirements

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, we look at COVID requirements for federal and state employees. Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans While information rolls out on President Biden’s “Path out of the Pandemic” plan, here in New York, unions are working with the state on vaccine … Read more

Empire State Weekly: Rent Relief, Eviction Moratorium Extension, and Movement on Marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, we do a thorough review of the Eviction Moratorium extension passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Kathy Hochul. The extension pushes the moratorium to January 15, 2022. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is managed by the New York State Office of … Read more

Empire State Weekly: NY’s new governor and back-to-school planning

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York state has a new governor, and one of her top challenges is getting kids back to school safely. WATCH: Ceremonial swearing-in of New York’s new governor This week on Empire State Weekly we speak with two campaign strategists about the challenges Kathy Hochul will need to overcome as the … Read more

Empire State Weekly: The timeline for the transition of power in NY’s Executive Office

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — All eyes are on the Executive Chamber in Albany as the clock counts down to an historic transition of power. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has turned in his resignation, and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to become the first woman governor of New York state. The timeline is set for the … Read more

Empire State Weekly: A closer look at Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — One week after New York Attorney General Letitia James released her report that found Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, the Governor announced his resignation. In less than two weeks, New York state will have its first ever female governor in Kathy Hochul. Hochul expects smooth transition of power as … Read more