New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) issued one executive order from Feb. 27-March 5. As of March 5, Hochul has issued seven executive orders in 2023—three fewer than she did at this point a year ago.
Governors use executive orders to manage executive branch operations. During the week of Feb. 27-March 5, the nation’s governors issued 16 executive orders. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued the most with four. Governors in 40 states issued the fewest orders with zero. Democratic governors issued five of the 16 orders, while Republican governors issued 11.
Hochul has served as governor since Aug. 24, 2021. She issued 64 executive orders in 2022 and 25 in 2021. Nationally, governors issued at least 1,559 executive orders in 2022. Governors have issued 290 executive orders in 2023. Republican governors issued 196, while Democratic governors issued 94. New York is a Democratic trifecta, meaning Democrats control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.