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Cuomo sworn into office as New York governor
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV/AP) - Andrew Cuomo has been sworn into office as New York's 56th governor in a private ceremony Friday night effective at midnight.
His father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, attended the event at the
governor's mansion in Albany along with Andrew Cuomo's daughters
and his girlfriend, Food Channel star Sandra Lee, who will also move into the mansion.
Andrew Cuomo plans to work Saturday, beginning with an 8:30 a.m.
cabinet meeting. A short public swearing-in ceremony is scheduled
for his first day on the job, a gesture designed to signal his
resolve to tackle New York's historic fiscal and ethical crises.
Cuomo's low-key inauguration on Saturday will include a public
ceremony in a small reception parlor at the Capitol called the War
Room for its murals of battles.
Lt. Governor Robert Duffy was also sworn in. He now the former mayor of Rochester.
Cuomo was the state's attorney general. He replaces David Paterson, who took the governor's office in 2008 after Eliot Spitzer resigned in a call girl scandal.