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  • August 25

    Hochul Reviewing Legal Bills Racked Up by Cuomo’s Office in Harassment and Nursing Home Probes

    Taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $5 million in lawyer and public relations contracts inked by the now ex-governor, records show. His successor looking before paying any more bills — including for a firm where one lawyer charges $973 an hour.

  • August 24

    New Governor Kathy Hochul to New Yorkers: You Can Trust Me

    In her first day in office, the state’s 57th governor moves to rebuild trust damaged by secrecy and sexual harassment under Andrew Cuomo. On her agenda: cleaning up Albany, speeding up rent and worker aid — and vaccine mandates.

  • August 23

    Vaccination Mandate Battle Awaits Kathy Hochul as She Ascends to Governor

    Cuomo calls on his successor to do what he didn’t: make all employers require shots for workers. Meanwhile, Mayor de Blasio announced a vaccine mandate for school employees. Now the pressure’s on Hochul, from Day One.

  • August 22

    New York’s New Governor Kathy Hochul Takes Charge in Crisis Mode

    Andrew Cuomo leaves more than scandal in his wake. The first woman to lead the state will need to move quickly on repairing the sputtering rent relief system, dealing with the soon-to-expire evictions moratorium and, now, storm cleanup from Henri.

  • August 13

    Cuomo Impeachment Inquiry Dropped by State Assembly. Could He Run Again?

    Speaker Carl Heastie says lawmakers don’t have authority to impeach a departed governor — and that ongoing state and federal probes as well as criminal investigations will deliver accountability. But some legislators were stunned by the move.

  • August 11

    Governor-in-Waiting Kathy Hochul Prepares to Ascend. She Just Needs Cuomo to Leave

    In an unprecedented move, the governor says he won’t step down until Aug. 24 — spurring some watchdog groups to warn of "Cuomo’s 14 days of mischief." What does the transition of power have in store for his replacement?

  • August 11

    Hochul’s Past Push to Arrest Immigrants Resurfaces as She Readies to Replace Cuomo

    The governor-to-be says she’s "evolved" since fighting driver’s licenses for undocumented New Yorkers. Advocates for immigrants say they’ll be watching how she wields her power to judge how much she’s changed.

  • August 10

    Cuomo’s Exit Could Kick Off Game of Political Musical Chairs for Governor’s Seat and More

    The governor’s office, up for grabs next year, seems likely to draw a bevy of candidates. Judging from the previous electoral shake-ups, posts across the city and state could be changing hands.

  • August 10

    How Cuomo Influenced New York Schools, From COVID to ‘Free College’

    In over a decade in office, the outgoing governor clashed with Mayor Bill de Blasio, revealed an aggressive reform agenda only to pull back in the face of backlash — and resisted massive increases in education spending only to relent.

  • August 10

    Many of Cuomo’s Big Transit Projects Remain Divisive, Incomplete

    The governor portrayed himself as the second coming of master builder Robert Moses and ruled the MTA with an iron fist. As he’s set to depart office with a host of transportation projects in flux, transit advocates say some should be scrapped.

  • August 10

    Cuomo’s Triumphs and Unfinished Business as He Quits Under a Cloud

    The governor arrived in office in 2011 with an agenda aimed at bolstering New York State. Some of his promises — from marriage equality to minimum wage to supportive housing and more — came to fruition, while others remain outstanding.

  • August 10

    Cuomo Resigns After Harassment Findings Obliterate Support, Leaving Legacy of Ambition and Aggression

    The political survivor could no longer hold on after abandonment by close advisors and top Democrats, as impeachment hearings loomed. Kathy Hochul will be New York’s next governor — and the first woman to lead the state.

  • August 10

    Who is Kathy Hochul? Meet New York’s Incoming, History-Making Governor

    The lieutenant governor once represented Andrew Cuomo all over the state. Now the former Congress member from Buffalo is set to become the state’s first female governor Aug. 24.

  • August 9

    Governor’s Ouster Could Spur Quick MTA Board Shake-Up, Thanks to Law He Backed

    A state public authorities law change the governor pushed in 2019 says the term of any board member should expire with that of the elected official who recommended them. But it’s unclear what happens if an official is abruptly removed from office.

  • August 9

    Inside Cuomo’s ‘Hotel California’ for Albany Aides: You Can Never Leave

    As the governor fought sexual harassment allegations, some former employees who went to the private sector still worked privately for him — reportedly helping craft media strategies and discredit some of his accusers. Here’s why.

  • August 9

    Cuomo Trying to Cut a Deal to Avoid Impeachment, Sources Say

    The governor is floating scuttling a fourth-term run — but top state officials aren’t biting, THE CITY has learned. Meanwhile, the Assembly moved toward impeachment as Cuomo’s top aide quit and an accuser detailed groping allegations on national TV.

  • August 8

    Cuomo’s Lawyers Portray Him as the Victim While Accuser Says He Committed a ‘Crime’

    The governor’s attorneys attempted to discredit some of his accusers — including a woman who went public Sunday. Brittany Commisso declared Cuomo "needs to be held accountable." Meanwhile, the governor’s top aide quit.

  • August 4

    Cuomo Wages a Lonely Last Fight for Power as Allies Say Resignation Appears Inevitable

    A day after a bombshell report found that the governor sexually harassed at least 11 women, more backers of the once-mighty governor peeled away. Even longtime supporters urged him to step down with all-but certain impeachment looming.

  • August 4

    Cuomo on the Brink: How to Impeach a Governor

    Facing calls to resign and a bombshell report of sexual misconduct, Cuomo could become the second governor in New York’s history to face impeachment. Here’s what you need to know about a process that hasn’t been used in over a century.

  • August 4

    Prosecutors From Manhattan to Albany Now Examining Cuomo Harassment Cases

    Four New York district attorneys are scouring investigative files compiled by the state attorney general to determine whether the governor may have committed any crimes in their jurisdictions. The cases focus on allegations of inappropriate touching.

  • August 3

    Could Cuomo Face Jail Time Following Attorney General’s Harassment Report?

    At least two of the cases detailed in AG Letitia James’ damning 168-page report fall within the two-year statute of limitations for misdemeanor forcible touching or third-degree sexual assault, legal experts say. One criminal probe is already underway.

  • August 3

    Adams Jabs at Cuomo as de Blasio Swings Hard with Governor Staggered by Harassment Report

    The mayor, long a punching bag for political brawler Cuomo, has nothing to lose by turning up the rhetoric. But Adams could face a tricky balancing act if arrives at City Hall to find the governor somehow still in office.

  • August 3

    State Attorney General Letitia James Puts Spotlight on the Women Who Accused Cuomo

    "I believe them," the state’s prosecutor declared yesterday as she issued a damning report that could lead to the governor’s ouster from office. For James, the investigation marked her biggest public moment yet in a career that began in Brooklyn.

  • August 3

    Sexual Harassment Investigation Report Could Derail Cuomo Plans for MTA

    The governor’s troubles shut down a planned MTA event touting new executives Tuesday as transit watchers wonder whether a weakened Cuomo can maintain his iron grip on an agency inching out of pandemic-spurred turmoil.

  • August 3

    Cuomo Harassment Report Spurs Impeachment Move as Biden Trumpets Resignation Push

    The investigation overseen by State Attorney General Letitia James found the governor engaged in inappropriate touching, sexual conversations and retaliation — and broke federal and state laws. The Albany DA revealed an ongoing criminal probe.

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