Governor Hochul Previews State of the State Agenda for 2024

New York Governor Kathy Hochul previews some of the initiatives that will be part of her new legislative agenda for 2024 ahead of her State of the State Address that she will deliver to lawmakers on Tuesday. Kicking off what Governor Hochul says will be initiatives to make living in New York more affordable, including an increase in the minimum wage that went into effect on New Year’s Day raising the minimum wage upstate and here in the North Country to $15 an hour.

Hochul will also focus on other types of affordability issues including the need for more housing and tackling a multi-billion-dollar deficit in the state’s budget. She is also calling for tougher consumer protections like protecting lower income New Yorkers from getting sued for unpaid hospital bills and eliminating co-pays for insulin.

Watch live coverage of the 2024 State of the State Tuesday at 1pm on Mountain Lake PBS.