Hochul mulls suit against state Senate after panel overwhelmingly rejects her Chief Judge nominee


Governor Kathy Hochul is keeping her cards close to her chest a day after her nominee for the state’s Chief Judge was shot-down by the state Senate Judiciary Committee.

The governor wouldn’t say whether she plans to take further action forcing lawmakers to take a floor vote on her nominee, Judge Hector LaSalle, who garnered ‘yes’ votes from just two members of the 19-person state Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 18. That includes the possibility of Hochul taking legal action against leaders in Albany’s upper chamber.