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Awaiting Details, NYPIRG's Horner Welcomes Hochul's Ethics Reform Pledge

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul

In her first address to the state, New York Governor Kathy Hochul promised an overhaul of the way business is done in state government. It comes after mounting harassment allegations and a raft of ethics complaints chased her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, from office.

Many incoming governors have promised to clean up Albany only to slow-walk changes or renege on pledges.

For analysis, we speak with Blair Horner, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group. He’s also a WAMC commentator and board member.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.