All governors rely on their staffs to keep their states running smoothly. But few governors around the country or in the modern history of New York have relied as much as Andrew Cuomo has on his. Even from his time at HUD in the Clinton administration, those close to Cuomo say he has relied on a tight-knit of super-close staffers who shepherd through every decision. Thus, those who Cuomo employs on the second floor deserve extra-scrutiny, since, although they may seldom interact with the press or the public, they will be in essence running the state.
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