Gov. Hochul could make NY first state to offer paid family leave to pregnant individuals

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced a suite of proposals aimed at tackling New York’s infant and maternal mortality crises that include expanding paid family leave to people during pregnancy and eliminating “pregnancy-related” care co-pays for certain health insurance plans.

The announcement, which Hochul made at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, marked her third preview of policies she will officially roll out in her third annual State of the State address scheduled for next Tuesday in Albany.