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Sexual harassment

One new law ends a carveout that exempted certain staffers of elected and appointed government officials from the protections of anti-sexual harassment legislation passed in 2019.
The former New York governor had been facing a misdemeanor forcible touching complaint. But a clash between the Albany County district attorney and sheriff seems to have led to its demise.
The report is expected to cover Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes and the potential misuse of state resources, among other subjects.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take office in 14 days.
Cuomo's lawyer complained the governor was "ambushed" by the probe into sexual harassment charges against him.
“I am shocked, I am heart-sickened," says Hazel Dukes, head of the local NAACP.
The blistering report supporting claims of sexual harassment by the governor has pushed once-reluctant politicians towards action.
During Cuomo's remarks, a video slideshow played that showed him touching and kissing various people at public events.
"Celebrity and fame does not absolve someone from following the law," New York Attorney General Letitia James said.
A second woman has come forward alleging New York City Comptroller and mayoral hopeful Scott Stringer sexually harassed and groped her when she was 18-years-old.
A group of City Council members and candidates want to bring renewed focus to the Council’s stalled efforts to address sexual harassment.
"New Yorkers deserve a transparent and honest impeachment process, not a sham investigation led by people with ties to Governor Cuomo."
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