New York Governor Kathy Hochul is making history as she is sworn in for her first full term in office, becoming the state’s first female governor elected to office. With the election-season behind them, state lawmakers are returning to Albany for the start of 2023 legislative session. Over the next few weeks, Governor Kathy Hochul will lay out both her state budget, her fiscal agenda, and her policy priorities for the upcoming session, beginning with her State of the State Address that she’ll deliver next Tuesday in Albany. In her Inauguration Address, Hochul touched on some of the priorities in the coming session for her administration, including the rise in crime, and a growing affordability crisis. Other priorities include empowering communities of color, protecting reproductive rights (which was one of the key issues of her re-election campaign) and fighting the effects of climate change.
Watch the inaugural address here: