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Politics

As Cuomo exits, Hochul to take office minus ‘distractions’

ALBANY — Andrew Cuomo neared the end of his decade as New York's governor Monday, as he prepared to relinquish his tight grip on government to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in a midnight power transfer that will break another glass ceiling for women in state politics. Cuomo, a Democrat, was set to ...

Hochul’s Adirondack excursions give local leaders hope

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is set to become New York’s first female governor on Tuesday, Aug. 24 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid sexual assault investigations, has visited the Adirondacks numerous times throughout her personal life and political career, and even suffered an injury on ...

Hochul prepares for spotlight as Cuomo steps aside

ALBANY (AP) — Kathy Hochul, a western New York Democrat unfamiliar to many people in the state even after six years as its lieutenant governor, was set to begin reintroducing herself to the public Wednesday, Aug. 11 as she prepared to take the reins of power after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations Tuesday in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19. The three-term governor's decision was ...

Hochul to take center stage as scandal ends Cuomo’s reign

BUFFALO — As New York's lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul has spent years on the road as the friendly face of the administration, visiting the far-flung coffee shops and factory floors of each of the state's 62 counties for countless ribbon-cutting ceremonies and civic cheerleading ...

Majority of Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn’t quit

ALBANY — A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn’t resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday. At least 83 of the body’s ...