Gov. Cuomo leaves unfinished business in NY following resignation
When Kathy Hochul becomes the 57th governor of New York, she will shatter New York's glass ceiling, but there won't be much time to celebrate - she will have to hit the ground running on Day 1.
Hochul will have a lot on her plate, including a lot of unfinished business.
A total of 450 bills passed by both houses of the Legislature are pending on the governor's desk that need to be signed or vetoed by the end of the year.
If Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn't take action in the next two weeks, state Sen. Pete Harckham says that responsibility will land on the lap of Hochul.
The fate of the state's most powerful agencies also hangs in the balance, with appointees still uncertain at the newly-created cannabis oversight board and the MTA.
Investopedia's editor-in-chief Caleb Silver says Hochul's most pressing tasks will likely be tackling the worsening pandemic and still-struggling economy.
It's the state agencies that see the day-to-day operations of the state, so even if the transition of power results in some delayed policy decisions, the most important functions of government, including storm response, will remain intact.