Lt. Governor expected in Orleans today for Legislative Luncheon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 January 2016 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke at Hoag Library on Feb. 18, 2015, touting a $500 million plan to expand broadband Internet access throughout the state. The expanded broadband was part of the governor’s budget proposal and “Opportunity Agenda” a year ago.Hochul visited all 62 counties in the state last year.

GAINES – The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual “Legislative Luncheon” today, and is expected to be joined by New York’s lieutenant governor.

Kathy Hochul is scheduled to address the Chamber crowd at 1:30 at Tillman’s Village Inn. Hochul will be the highest-ranking state official to address the Legislative Luncheon, which goes back about 20 years.

Hochul plans to outline Gov. Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State Agenda. Hochul has been highlighting that plan in stops around the state.

She is a familiar face in Orleans County after representing the area in Congress until being defeated by Chris Collins.

The luncheon is also scheduled to include remarks from State Sen. Rob Ortt, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Orleans County Vice Chairwoman Lynne Johnson and a representative from the Business Council of New York State.