Attorney General James congratulates Gov. Kathy Hochul

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Just minutes after Gov. Kathy Hochul took her oath of office, New York Attorney General Letitia James released a statement congratulating her.

Hochul was sworn in during a private ceremony just after midnight Tuesday.

Attorney General James released the following statement:

“Today is a historic day for New Yorkers with the swearing in of our first female governor, Kathy Hochul. I congratulate Governor Hochul on this incredible accomplishment and wish her well in her new role, building on the progress of our great state. I look forward to continuing to work with her and the entire incoming administration.”