Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of the state as Andrew Cuomo left office amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations.
- Hochul was officially sworn in as governor in a brief, private ceremony in the New York state capitol.
- Two weeks ago, Cuomo announced he would resign rather than face a likely impeachment battle.
- Hochul served as Cuomo's lieutenant governor since 2015.
She has promised, "No one will ever describe my administration as a toxic work environment."
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