Cuomo's stepped down after a swift and dramatic descent like so many Albany politicians in recent decades: under the weight of personal and governmental scandal.
Here's a look at some of her company among "female firsts" in New York State government.
Engulfed by sexual harassment scandal, Cuomo resigns as governor of New York. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul of Buffalo will be the next governor.
The abrupt resignation of Melissa DeRosa, sharply criticized by the state's top lawyer for her handling of sexual harassment allegations against the governor, was a simple and direct sign: Cuomo's ability to hold onto his job is evaporating by the hour.
The governor's attorney blasted the investigation conducted by the state Attorney General's Office as unjustly orchestrated to reach the conclusion the governor engaged in sexual harassment.
The state Assembly committee in charge of the impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is wrapping up work that is expected to lead to an impeachment vote by the full Assembly in early September.
Though Cuomo offered no hint of resignation Tuesday, the possibility still looms as his own Democrats – without equivocation – joined the chorus that could end one of the most powerful gubernatorial reigns in state history.
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"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo cannot survive in office," writes The News' Editorial Board.
For now, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul continues to do the delicate dance she's been doing since the Cuomo scandal exploded in March.
Read the statement released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's attorney Rita Glavin of Glavin PLLC in response to report on the sexual harassment allegations released earlier today by Attorney General Letitia James.
The attorney general’s report indicates Zemsky gave a lengthy deposition to investigators that largely backed up aide Lindsay Boylan’s description of the governor’s treatment of her.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo denied Tuesday afternoon that he sexually harassed current and former staff members, rebutting a state Attorney General investigation released hours earlier.
"The conduct by the Governor outlined in this report would indicate someone who is not fit for office," Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said.
Read the report released Tuesday morning by state Attorney General Letitia James of the investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
An explosive report accusing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of repeatedly sexually harassing female government employees has left the three-term governor seemingly facing a choice between resignation or impeachment.
"I'm not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians; I was elected by the people," the governor said Friday.
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The move Sunday by Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Westchester County Democrat, amounts to the sharpest body blow to the Democratic governor since the scandals began.
If Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo thought a Wednesday apology coupled with a firm refusal to resign would defuse the gravest political crisis of his career – they didn't.
The legislative blows to Cuomo are coming from major and rank-and-file Democrats in the Senate and Assembly.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behavior with women “may have been insensitive or too personal.”
"Now Cuomo finds himself mired in the gravest crisis of his career, lower than his bungled initial run for governor in 2002," writes Robert J. McCarthy.