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Watch: Governor Kathy Hochul delivers first address

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Kathy Hochul was sworn in as New York’s 57th governor at midnight Tuesday, and later held a ceremonial swearing-in at the State Capitol in Albany. At 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, Hochul will deliver an address to the people of New York.

Hochul takes over the state's top job after ten years of Andrew Cuomo in office. He resigned rather than face an almost certain impeachment and conviction in the State Legislature. The state’s attorney general, Letitia James, found that Cuomo sexually harassed, and in one case, sexually assaulted, 11 women and presided over an office rife with intimidation and bullying. He’s also under federal investigation for potentially covering up nursing home deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been accused of improperly using staff to help him write and edit a $5 million memoir.

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