Hochul Expands SNAP Benefits. The New York Governor is allocating an additional 240 Million Dollars to the December benefits. Approximately 1.6 Million New York households receive food stamp distributions. The extra 95 per household will bring Holiday Cheer to residents across the state. Hochul is making the right moves as she postures for her re-election. This week she announced 65 Million in state money to New York counties which enforce the mask mandate. She reversed herself on requiring spot checks in business establishments, The formerly unknown Governor is building constituencies outside her native Western New York power base. She is way ahead in polls, endorsements, and fundraising for her campaign. She has effectively distanced herself from Cuomo under whom she served as Lieutenant Governor. Hochul Expands SNAP Benefits. Expect more inspired initiatives as she strengthens her coalition !!