Political and Legislative

Kathy Hochul Will Become the First Woman in History to Govern New York

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will become the state’s first woman chief executive after Gov. Andrew Cuomo steps down on Aug. 24.

Cuomo announced he would resign one week after the state’s attorney general, Letitia James, released a scathing report finding that the three-term governor sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and created a hostile work environment.

Cuomo said the transition for Hochul to take over “must be seamless.” In his resignation announcement on Tuesday, he called her smart and competent and said, “She can come up to speed quickly.”

Hochul said she agreed with the governor’s decision to step down.

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