Progressive activist and New York Lt. Governor candidate Ana Maria Archila made a stop in Ithaca on Friday to drum up support for her campaign. According to the Ithaca Voice, Archila had success in picking up endorsements from Ithaca’s Solidarity Slate, a key grouping of progressive Common Council members. The New York Lt. Governor is the second highest ranking state official, after governor, and becomes governor in the event of their death, impeachment, or resignation. The LT Governor candidate runs on a ticket with the Governor but is selected in their own primary race. Archila is running on the idea that the Lt. governorship can be used as a megaphone for progressivism.
On Saturday Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $50 million investment in Buffalo’s East Side. According to Spectrum News NY1, she says that the investments are for “short-term” stabilization, and that further work will be put into securing long-term economic development funds. In a Tweet Governor Hochul directly acknowledged the role that last month’s deadly terrorist shooting at a Buffalo grocery store had in spurring this decision.
Employees in New York City who were fired over non-compliance with vaccine mandates now have a chance to get their old jobs back. According to the New York Post, Mayor Adams’ administration sent a memo to terminated employees on Friday giving them an “opportunity to return to employment if [they] become fully vaccinated.” The workers have until June 30th to receive their first dose, and must make plans to get the second by August 15th.
Keep up to date on local news. Follow us wherever you get your podcasts.