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Cuomo’s Successor Promises No Toxic Work In New York Government

Big apple Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday distanced herself from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who resigned after sexual harassment accusations, announcing that while she took over, no professional who had behaved unethically could hold their job.

“No one will ever describe my administration as a poisonous work environment,” Hochul, who will circulate into the governorship in weeks, stated at an information convention in Albany.

Because she is the No. 2 statewide elected professional, Hochul is in line to take over from Cuomo, her fellow Democrat who resigned on Tuesday after the kingdom lawyer concluded he had sexually burdened ladies, growing an opposed place of business.

Cuomo's successor vows no toxic work climate in New York government |  Inquirer News

Hochul expressed aid for many of Cuomo’s rules, inclusive of social and environmental issues, but delineated a pointy divide on the problems that led to the governor’s resignation. She said it became “very clear” that she and Cuomo had not been close.

As she prepares to take the helm of New York, the fourth most populous U.S. state, Hochul said she might spend the subsequent weeks evaluating the spread of COVID-19 and speaking with state health officers.

Cuomo had faced scrutiny over whether or not his administration sought to hide the number of nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. He denied any wrongdoing and defended his management of the fitness disaster.

When asked how she could take care of nursing home deaths, Hochul said her management might be “fully transparent.”

Hochul pledged to deliver any other public deal by laying out her vision and pronouncing the relaxation of her cabinet when she turns into the governor.

Hochul’s friends and earlier colleagues have defined her as fingers-on, open-minded and professional, with a unique ardor for environmental issues and combating domestic violence.

Cuomo's successor vows no toxic work climate in New York government |  Reuters

Thomas Quatroche, Jr., who served on the town board in Hochul for more than a decade, said Hochul became happiest when “speaking to constituents and hearing how decisions at some degree of government have affected them.”

With just sixteen months left in the term, Hochul will soon face the choice of whether or not to run in the November 2022 election to secure four more years as governor.

Hochul had largely labored in Cuomo’s shadow due to the fact that he was elected lieutenant governor in 2014. She has a long career in public service in the kingdom. In addition to serving on her neighborhood town board for 14 years, she became appointed clerk of Erie County and represented a U.S. congressional district that no Democrat had gained for 40 years until her victory in 2011.


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