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Hochul Gives First State of State Address

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks to the media during her swearing-in ceremony at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York on August 24, 2021. She became the state's first female governor after the resignation of Andrew Cuomo.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks to the media during her swearing-in ceremony at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York on August 24, 2021. She became the state's first female governor after the resignation of Andrew Cuomo.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul gave her first state of the state address today. Hochul points out that three-hundred thousand people left the state last year but she vows to make it more attractive.

“We are building a new New York worthy of your talents and ambitions. We are going to jump start our economic recovery by being the most business friendly and worker friendly state in the nation.”

Hochul is proposing a one billion dollar middle class property tax rebate. She also wants to send money to help struggling small businesses come back from coronavirus. She’s proposing a 10 billion dollar plan to boost the healthcare workforce which is very thin in part because of coronavirus. Hochul is looking to overhaul SUNY. She is also proposing state wide elected officials be limited to two terms. For New York City, Hochul wants a new rail line that connects Brooklyn and Queens.