ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is pledging to set a better tone in state government after the sexual harassment scandal that spurred Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation. Hochul spoke Wednesday, a day after the Democratic governor’s announcement that he would step down. He denies touching anyone inappropriately. Hochul says she plans to bring in new people to her administration, and there won’t be a place for any Cuomo aides who were implicated in unethical behavior by the state attorney general’s investigation of his behavior. Hochul, a Democrat, will become the state’s first female governor when she takes over from Cuomo in 12 days.
Photo: New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul gives a news conference at the State Capitol, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 in Albany, N.Y. Hochul is preparing to take the reins of power after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign from office. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)