Hochul lays out 2022 legislative agenda

By Published On: January 5th, 2022Categories: Capitol Notes

Gov. Kathy Hochul shared her vision for the future of New York on Wednesday from the state Assembly chambers at the Capitol in her first State of the State address.

The governor is hoping to make a multi-billion dollar investment to grow the state’s health care workforce by 20 percent over the next five years, pass the “Clean Slate” bill, deliver a new property tax rebate to more than 2 million households, overhaul the state’s public college and university system, and expand access to affordable, high-quality child care.

“As governor of New York, I am well aware of the significance of this moment: the first time a woman has presented the State of the State. But I am not here simply to make history. I am here to make a difference,” reads the foreword from Hochul’s State of the State briefing book.

A copy of the book is available below.

In addition to serving as Hochul’s official address to the legislature, the speech also serves as a de facto kick off of her campaign to serve a full-term as governor of New York. Later this month, she will unveil her executive budget proposal, which will fill in many of the details from Wednesday’s presentation.

2022 State of the State Book by Capitol Pressroom