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

Empire State Weekly: AG releases Cuomo sexual harassment allegations report

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It was a whirlwind week at the State Capitol as Attorney General Letitia James released a 168-page report on the independent investigation into sexual harassment claims against Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Assembly Judiciary Committee has received a bulk of the materials in that report and is now winding down its own … Read more

Empire State Weekly: Discussing timeline on Opioid Settlement Fund & reopening the northern border

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The NY Attorney General’s office has announced that more than $1.1 billion is headed to New York as part of a settlement from three opioid distributors. Almost the entire amount of that money will go directly to abatement. Local groups, like Friends of Recovery-NY and the Addictions Care Center of Albany, … Read more

Empire State Weekly Gun Violence Prevention, State Financial Outlook, and SUNY Return to School Plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — State officials held their first gun violence prevention community meeting in Brooklyn this week – the first step in the comprehensive plan outlined in the state’s first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency. The focus for this first meeting was on keeping young people in New York City from falling into the pattern … Read more

Empire State Weekly Gun Executive Order and New Laws and New York City Primaries Reaction

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York is taking three new actions to cut down on an increase in gun violence across the state, including two new laws and a sweeping executive order. Governor Cuomo says that first-in-the nation “disaster emergency” order will streamline the process of getting funding to communities, to prevent gun violence. There … Read more

Empire State Weekly Lee Zeldin presumptive nominee, Cuomo & Trump Investigation Updates

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York republicans have picked Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-1st District) as their Presumptive Gubernatorial Nominee, to represent the party in next year’s election. The Long Island Congressman had been considered the frontrunner for the pick in recent weeks and months. The title is an informal one, as Zeldin won’t be able … Read more