HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says no cloud will be over Albany under her administration after being asked if she’s worried that will happen if the Judiciary Committee does not make its findings in the Cuomo investigation public.
“I support Speaker Heastie’s decision,” Hochul said. “So what he decides to do with respect to the investigation I have the utmost respect for.”
The lieutenant governor followed up by saying that this doesn’t mean no other investigations are going on. She says she’ll ensure her administration provides all the information that’s requested.
When asked her thoughts on if the findings should be made public, Hochul responded by saying, “that is going to be up to the Judiciary Committee what they choose to release.”
Hochul also addressed some priorities for the state she’s looking to work on when she steps into the governor role in a week-and-a-half.
She says she’s looking forward to making sure schools are safe this upcoming year and believes “that’s going to call for mandatory masks at minimum.”
Although the lieutenant governor says a lot of these problems she plans to work on are statewide and not just in Western New York, one thing is for sure she wants to make sure the Bills stay put.
“I know that priorities are important,” Hochul said. “Priorities like the Buffalo Bills, and it’s very, very important to me that we ensure that the Buffalo Bills maintain their home here in WNY.”
In terms of an update on the negotiation of a new Bills stadium, the lieutenant governor says she’s excited about the opportunity to make sure a deal that’s good for taxpayers is structured and reiterated that she wants to keep the Bills here.