Ron Desantis, Florida’s Republican Governor, used taxpayer money to lure a group of 50 immigrants on a plane sent for Martha’s Vineyard. Unable to find enough immigrants in Florida to use as his political pawns, he also transferred undocumented people from Texas, where Governor Greg Abbot had already begun implementing similar relocation policies. The people were tricked into boarding the plane and were lied to about the plane’s destination. They are currently in temporary housing on the wealthy, progressive island. California Governor, Gavin Newson, has denounced Desantis’s actions and requested that the Department of Justice investigate the Floridian politician for violating anti-trafficking laws.
With the US gubernatorial elections coming up in a few months on November 8, 2022, in 36 states and three territories, the recent Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade has altered the agendas of those running for governor, specifically in states where abortion is now banned. Considering that abortion laws are now a state-by-state issue, the power that a governor holds is now more prevalent than ever, and residents of swing states such as Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin have vocalized the importance that Democratic governors either stay in power or are elected this fall.
The United States continues to split from their differences. The issue on spotlight is abortion, and with one arguing about pro-life and the other focusing on the life of the mother, there has been difficult chances to see the subject eye to eye. Some states have outlawed abortion. For women to get an abortion, some of them have crossed into different states. This can be a crime for some states too.
New York state had a mandatory ruling on the sexual harrasment preventment training. It is required that employers with 15 or more employees would conduct a sexual harrassment preventment training to make the workplace a safe environment for people of all backgrounds. It has been reported that thousands of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers did not complete the sexual harrassment prevention training.
Andrew Cuomo is talking about potentially coming back to politics. The crickets are chirping. Is this really a good idea? His comeback has gotten some New Yorkers scared of the future. Over the past couple of months, Cuomo has stated that cancel culture is the main reason why he was driven out of politics.
Governor Kathy Hochul plans to increase state spending to $1.4 billion to support New Yorkers in childcare subsidies. This includes setting up day care centers in universities and additional support for working parents. Despite the actions gearing to support struggling parents, the Democratic Legislature felt that this was still not enough to support the entire New York State in childcare.
Last week, Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul vowed to remove the homeless population that has been sleeping in New York City’s subways to decrease subway attacks and establish a safer environment for commuters. The plan entails sending homeless people to homeless shelters and positioning specialized cops with mental health professionals in the subway grounds. Security forces focused on four out of six subway stations that have higher homeless populations sleeping in those grounds.
In 2021, record shows that 48,691 homeless people reside in New York City. In January 2020, record shows 1,670 homeless people slept in New York’s subway station. Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul planned on sending social workers to remove homeless people who sleep in the subways. The police will enforce rules in the subway station such as not allowing someone to take on multiple seats.
A couple of Tuesdays ago, Governor Kathy Hochul revealed $216 million in improving the state of New York. The focuses she has of these expenses would be in highways, bridges, transits, 100,000 housing units, and the services in public universities. As COVID makes the state lose resources for healthcare services on cancer, regular health, and other things, Hochul intends to expand expenses to provide bonuses for healthcare workers to motivate them to continue working in the medical field. In addition to this. Hochul wants to provide funding to support small businesses, musicals, social programs, and childcare.
Kathy Hochul is the 57th Governor of New York City. Through her term, she hopes to improve certain issues of the city, including COVID-19 and education. A couple of potential candidates such as Bill de Blasio opted out of this race. Here are four potential candidates who are competing in the next seat for governor.
Bill de Blasio was a former mayor of New York City. On Tuesday, de Blasio said that he will not be running for governor in New York, even though in the past months he showed resilience and interest in doing so. He will be utilizing his energy in fighting inequality in New York City. Compared to his rivals, the polls suggested that Kathy Hochul was highly favored. She is New York’s first female governor who focuses on the impact of climate change in New York City, ethics in government, increase of healthcare workers, and education in the prison system.
With the 2022 New York gubernatorial election coming up later this year, several candidates are vying for the governor position. On the Democratic side, US Representative Thomas Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams have announced their gubernatorial candidacies. For the Republicans, US Representative Lee Zeldin of Long Island, Andrew Giuliani of the Trump administration, and Rob Astorino of Westchester County have also launched gubernatorial bids.