Lt. Gov. Hochul to speak at state Capitol

New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during an interview in her Albany office on Feb. 11. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

ALBANY — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who stands ready to become the first woman to lead New York, will address the state as governor-to-be for the first time this afternoon.

Hochul, a Democrat, will deliver remarks and hold a press conference at 2 p.m. at the state Capitol in Albany.

She will take over the reins as governor of the state Aug. 24 from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned Tuesday in the wake of a state attorney general’s office report last week concluding he sexually harassed multiple women and the state Legislature’s intent to impeach him.

Hochul’s representatives announced her address Tuesday night — a deviation from the Cuomo administration’s common practice of not announcing a public appearance or briefing until an hour or two, or at times, several minutes beforehand, making it more difficult for reporters to attend.

Check back for the full details of Hochul’s speech this afternoon.

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