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NY Gov. Kathy Hochul flying to Italy, Ireland on taxpayer dime for climate, business events

Gov. Kathy Hochul is jetting abroad on the taxpayers’ dime this week to attend local weather and business events in Italy and Ireland.

The jaunt — Hochul’s second abroad journey since she turned governor in August 2021 — comes on the heels of New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ go to to Vatican City and Rome final week, when he was a visitor of a papal basis.

The first leg of Hochul’s state-funded journey will contain a 15-minute handle Thursday on the Vatican about constructing local weather resilience within the Empire State, Politico reported.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul will journey to Italy and Ireland to focus on local weather change and economics later this week. X/@GovKathyHochul

Afterward, she shall be a part of an viewers with Pope Francis and different foriegn leaders on the convention on local weather change on the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social Science there.

Hochul will then journey to Ireland, the place she is scheduled to meet with senior authorities officers earlier than delivering the keynote handle at an financial convention in Killarney.

Her workplace advised Politico that the state is masking the price of the journey since it’s official business. The governor’s workplace didn’t say how a lot the journey is anticipated to price.

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Hochul’s first oversees journey in workplace concerned visiting Israel within the wake of the Oct. 7 terror assault. Shlomi Amsalem

Hochul’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a Post request for remark Tuesday.

The governor final traveled overseas — to Israel — within the fast aftermath of Hamas’ assault Oct. 7.

“Our goal for this trip is simple: strengthen international connections that will create economic opportunities for New Yorkers and a cleaner future for the next generation,” Hochul stated in a press release. 

“From fighting the climate crisis to harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, New York continues to lead the world with innovative solutions to global challenges.”

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