Culture Change ? A year ago Hochul vowed to change the culture in Albany. Having just assumed office in the aftermath of the Cuomo scandals, she promised things would be different. The record shows otherwise. After a brief initial honeymoon, Hochul proved to be cut in the mold of her predecessor. She has muscled her way as Governor, using strong armed tactics to achieve her objectives. She rammed the budget through the Legislature. The largest in state history, it funded pet projects and pork barrel such as the Bills stadium. She has shamelessly courted Big Money donors, accepting contributions from special interests doing business with the state. She has even solicited dollars from appointees and their families. All the while maintaining a thin veneer, belying the hypocrite she is. Culture Change? It is business as usual as she relentlessly pursues re-election !!