ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to lead the group representing the nation’s governors, which has played a pivotal role in pushing the Trump administration about state needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
As head of the bipartisan National Governors Association, Cuomo will have to walk a fine line between his naturally combative style and a more deferential approach to the White House favored by Republicans.
As perhaps the nation's most recognizable governor, Cuomo’s elevated profile could help the governors association become more influential as it lobbies for increased aid for the states.
Cuomo will take the reins from Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who currently serves as the executive committee chair.