Hochul lays out big plans for housing production, public safety in State of the State address


In her first State of the State address after being elected to a full four-year term last November, Governor Kathy Hochul on Tuesday laid out ambitious plans for tackling some of the state’s most pressing issues including an affordable housing shortage, high crime, a sprawling mental health crisis and workers’ pay not keeping pace with the cost of living.

Hochul delivered her address in the Assembly chamber of the New York State Capitol, in front of lawmakers from both chambers of the State Legislature, judges on the New York State Court of Appeals and mayors from the state’s biggest cities — including New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.