Fresh off primary win, Gov. Kathy Hochul dives right into guns — who can get them and where they can take them

NEW YORK — Just hours after making history as the first woman to head the state Democratic party ticket, Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out an extensive agenda to limit gun permits and the places where weapons can be carried. She spoke exclusively Wednesday on CBS2’s streaming platform CBS News New York on Wednesday morning. There’s … Read more

Gov. Kathy Hochul chats with Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi after Primary win

Gov. Kathy Hochul chats with Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi after Primary win – CBS New York Watch CBS News Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke with Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi after winning the Democratic primary for governor in New York. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive … Read more

Kathy Hochul scores easy win in NY’s Democratic primary for governor

Gov. Kathy Hochul cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election, setting her up to seek a full term in November after taking office last year when a sexual harassment scandal forced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo to quit in disgrace. Unofficial results showed Hochul — New York’s first female governor — far ahead … Read more

7 On Your Side: Dozens of campaign workers owed thousands by candidate for NY governor

NEW YORK (WABC) — Dozens of campaign workers are voicing their frustrations as they wait for final paychecks after spending hours on street corners soliciting nearly 50,000 signatures for a petition to get a politician on the ballot for the New York gubernatorial election in November. That’s when this group of workers cast a vote … Read more

Gov. Hochul to sign bill imposing stiffer penalties for assaulting transit workers

NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to sign a bill into law Monday imposing stiffer penalties on anyone who assaults a transit worker.  The governor is expected to sign the bill later this morning at the Jamaica Bus Depot, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported.  Union leaders said transit workers face an increasing number of … Read more

Long Island library board reverses ban on LGBTQ-related books, displays from children’s sections

SMITHTOWN, Long Island (WABC) — A library board on Long Island reversed a decision to ban all Pride-related books and displays from its children’s sections after it was hit with swift backlash. The Smithtown Library Board held an emergency meeting Thursday night to address the new ban, resulting in a reversal with a 4-2 vote. … Read more

Gov. Hochul signs “Alyssa’s Law” encouraging schools to install silent panic alarms

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a new bill into law Thursday that she says can help save lives in case of a school shooting.   “Alyssa’s Law” is named after 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, who was killed in the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. She was born in Queens.  The law requires school districts to consider installing … Read more

Hochul to call special legislative session after gun ruling; Adams worries NYC will be ‘Wild West’

NEW YORK (WABC) — Elected officials in New York and New Jersey wasted no time voicing their opinions and talking about the next steps after the Supreme Court ruling to strike down the concealed carry law in New York. Governor Kathy Hochul said while the decision necessitated no immediate change to New York state law, … Read more

Long Island library board bans Pride-related books, displays from children’s sections

SMITHTOWN, Long Island (WABC) — A library on Long Island was hit with swift backlash after a board voted to ban all Pride displays and any Pride-related books from its children’s sections. The Smithtown Library Board voted 4-2 on the ban Wednesday night. It was quickly derided by LGBTQ activists and politicians. Among them was … Read more

Hochul Has Commanding Lead in Dem Primary, GOP Race Tight: Poll

Governor Kathy Hochul is cruising to a dominating win in next week’s Democratic primary, while the Republican race between Rep. Lee Zeldin and Andrew Giuliani is almost a dead heat, a new poll has found. But whether Zeldin or Giuliani win the GOP primary next Tuesday, the same SurveyUSA poll shows Hochul with a commanding … Read more