Gov. Kathy Hochul was sworn into office promising an new era of transparency and open, ethical governing. There were immediate cries for “unity,” and many of us breathed a sigh of relief.
However, for me, unity would have to wait. I still had not heard plans on how this administration was going to address the 16,000 families still reeling from losing their loved ones in nursing homes. I still had not heard how this governor was going to restore the faith and functionality of our Health Department. And I still had not heard plans about how she was going to pry the hands of our health care away from showboating hospital lobbyists.