‘We disagree 100%’: Hochul encourages masks for kids after legal ruling

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) — While visiting the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, Governor Kathy Hochul slammed Judge Thomas Rademaker of Nassau County’s ruling that she, nor the Department of Health, have the authority to mandate mask-wearing. “We disagree 100% with the conclusion of the Judge, that in his opinion, though the Department of Health … Read more

Gov. Hochul: New York is ‘turning the corner’ on omicron surge

ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a COVID-19 briefing Friday afternoon at University of Albany’s RNA Institute to update New Yorkers on the state’s ongoing pandemic response efforts. The governor began the briefing by warning New Yorkers of upcoming severe weather statewide, including “dangerously low temperatures” Friday night into the weekend along with … Read more

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

Everything you need to know about new statewide mask, vaccination requirements

ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR/WROC/PIX11) — Get ready to mask up! A mask mandate is back in New York. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that due to rising COVID rates statewide, masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. 5 things to know this Monday, … 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

Cost of Cuomo scandal: Where could taxpayer money go and how much?

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The costs of former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal continue adding up, with new concerns over the potential for reimbursement into his campaign fund. Albany County District Attorney David Soares wrote to a judge that the criminal complaint filed by Sheriff Craig Apple was “potentially defective.” If the misdemeanor sex … 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

Cuomo accuser on #MeToo, 4 years in

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week—Anita Hill’s “Believing”—was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood—women who have come forward to describe misconduct they suffered at the hands of powerful … Read more