Kathy Hochul, who will become the next governor of New York on Aug. 24, will have to hit the ground running as she will be faced with several daunting challenges as soon as she takes office.
Andrew Cuomo, the three-term New York governor enmeshed in a sex abuse scandal, announced his resignation from office, citing his desire to avoid being “a distraction” as the state continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The walls appear to be closing in on Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In a fast-moving series of developments since the Aug. 3 release of Attorney General Letitia James’ report detailing allegations of sexual harassment committed by Cuomo, the New York State Legislature moved closer to impeaching the governor as calls by lawmakers for his resignation increased.
Following the release of a report detailing allegations of sexual abuse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing mounting calls to step down — including from President Joe Biden.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and retaliated against one of them for going public with her allegations, according to a report issued Tuesday by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.
In a move being hailed as fundamental criminal justice reform by Catholic leaders, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will end the long-term use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails.
Bishop Nicolas DiMarzio came out strongly against New York State’s move to legalize recreational marijuana, warning that letting people smoke pot will lead to serious health effects.
As a top Democrat called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign and GOP assembly members drafted a resolution to impeach him, the governor received some support from rank-and-file Democrats in the assembly.
Facing mounting pressure from public officials calling on him to step down amid sexual harassment allegations leveled at him by three different women, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has no intention of quitting his job.
The State Legislature appeared poised to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of the emergency powers it granted him last year at the height of the pandemic as calls for the governor to be investigated or resign continued to mount.