THE NEW GOVERNOR: Hochul takes office at midnight ceremony

New Yorkers awoke Tuesday morning to a new governor at the helm in Albany — the first female chief executive in state history.

Kathy Hochul officially took the oath of office as New York’s 57th governor at midnight Tuesday during a small ceremony held at the State Capitol in Albany. New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore administered the oath of office to Hochul as her husband, Bill, held the Bible upon which the former lieutenant governor swore her allegiance to the state and U.S. constitutions, and to faithfully execute the office’s duties.

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