Hochul’s statewide COVID update: Masks, vaccines, and incentives

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul held a press conference to provide a statewide COVID-19 update. She included new mask mandates for child and daycare centers, vaccine initiatives, and a new policy that will allow EMTs to administer vaccine and booster shots. Biden, Trump make TIME’s list of most influential people of … 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

Destination NY: The State Capitol and Empire State Plaza

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York was one of the original 13 colonies, so there is a lot of history to soak up. After a year of being closed because of the pandemic, the State Capitol is now reopened for tours. Capitol tour guide Stuart Lehman showing NEWS10 around the building Capitol tour guide Stuart … Read more

Classmates: Young Hochul a strong student leader at Syracuse University

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WSYR) — While the rest of New Yorkers were watching Kathy Hochul get sworn in as the first female governor, Archie Wolsky in Brooklyn saw who he knew was Kathy Courtney. Sources: Brian Benjamin to serve as next lieutenant governor In the late 1970s, Wolsky and Courtney (Hochul’s maiden name) were classmates at … 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

WATCH: Cuomo attorney holds virtual briefing

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted on Friday that his attorney, Rita Glavin, is holding a virtual briefing at 1 p.m. Watch in the player above. More coverage || Cuomo under fire This ahead of Cuomo’s official resignation, set to go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Hochul is set to … 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