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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers virtual address August 24 2021

Hochul Prioritizes School Reopenings, COVID Safety and Rollout of Financial Relief

Incoming New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, the state’s first female governor, spelled out her priorities Tuesday, including COVID-19 safety and financial relief to renters, landlords and workers impacted by the pandemic.  

To ensure safety as schools reopen, Hochul said the state needs to require vaccinations for all school personnel. She also made increasing vaccination rates for New Yorkers a priority, saying, “Much progress has been made, but too many are not yet vaccinated, putting themselves and their communities at risk.” 

The incoming governor put financial assistance on the front burner. “President Biden and our federal delegation—led by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand—worked hard to secure funds for renters, landlords, workers and more,” she said. “But, I am not at all satisfied with the pace that this COVID relief is getting out the door. 

“I want the money out—and I want it out now. No more excuses and delays.” 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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