Governor Kathy Hochul is scheduled to present her 2023–24 Executive budget proposal at noon on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, with the budget bills expected to be released thereafter.
On January 10, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her second State of the State address, outlining her policy and fiscal agenda for the upcoming year.
On Wednesday of last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly announced their leadership and the chairs of their committees for the 2023 legislative session.
Since assuming office on August 24, Governor Kathy Hochul has continued assembling her team.
The minimum wage for employees on Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau counties), in New York City and in Westchester County is currently set at $15.00/hour.
In a statement released December 2, 2022, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett announced her intent to depart her position leading the Department of Health as of January 1, 2023.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH or Department) recently announced changes to the Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB) Program that expand employer eligibility and include additional job titles for the program.
On November 17, Director of the Budget Robert Mujica announced that he will be leaving his position as Director of the Division of the Budget to assume the role of Executive Director of Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board.
On November 4, the New York State Division of the Budget issued their mid-year update to the State Fiscal Year 2023 enacted budget and financial plan.
Democratic candidates swept New York’s statewide offices, while “down ballot” races were more mixed, with several races too close to call.