New York State In-depth

Hochul vows to her first full term as NYS governor

ALBANY, New York (WWNY) — Newly elected Governor Kathy Hochul held her inauguration ceremony in Albany on Sunday.

Hochul was sworn in for her first full term as New York State Governor, a position she has held since August 2021 after former Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned.

She is the first woman to hold this position.

In her inaugural speech, Hochul says she will continue to fight for New Yorkers every day and said she wants to continue working through what she calls the “affordability crisis” on things like housing and energy costs, as well as ending gun violence and hate crime.

“New York stands for something extraordinary. Opportunity and ambition, compassion and tolerance and these fascinating people and places. Ultimately a place where millions come to build their lives and their families, to look at their lives and that’s why I’m full of energy, I’m thrilled to be in this arena,” Hochul said.

In addition to Hochul, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Attorney General Letitia James also took the oath of office.

Hochul will outline her policies in the State of the State speech scheduled for Jan. 10.

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