Hochul pushed to fill ethics posts amid potential probe of Cuomo’s $5M book deal

Gov. Kathy Hochul is being pressured by lawmakers and watchdog groups to fill at least two immediate vacancies on the state’s ethics board, as it considers whether to go forward with a probe of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo — and possibly revoking approval for his $5.1 million book deal.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics is slated to meet on Tuesday, Sept. 14, but two Cuomo appointees resigned last month along with the disgraced ex-governor — former chair Camille Varlack and Commissioner Daniel Horwitz — and one more gubernatorial rep, Commissioner James Dering, is slated to depart in October.  

That means Hochul — who has pledged ethics and

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