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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said New Yorkers should "be ready" for a school mask mandate when she takes over as governor. She spoke to reporters on Long Island after a meeting with labor leaders on August 20, 2021.
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New York could be headed toward a staffing crisis in the health care sector if more workers don’t get vaccinated, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday, as the state’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise amid the Delta variant.

The New York State Capitol Building in Albany
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Tenants in New York who can’t pay rent because of lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be protected from eviction until the middle of next January after the state Legislature approved an extension of the state’s pause on evictions Wednesday evening.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul wears a necklace with the word "vaxed" during an event in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.
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As millions of New Yorkers consider a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that the state would make $65 million available to localities for their distribution, saying local officials know best how to serve their own communities.

The New York Capitol Building in Albany
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With New York’s eviction moratorium set to expire Tuesday, members of the state Legislature are considering a return to Albany to extend that relief — but it’s not as simple as coming back to pass an extension.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a Feb. 22, 2021, press briefing.
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Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be out of office, but his legal troubles aren’t over just yet.