At least on the issues of a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave, there are few, if any, discernible differences between resigned former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his replacement, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. Notwithstanding Hochul’s promises to be different from her disgraced predecessor, she praised Cuomo’s “strong legacy of accomplishment” and went on to advise that she “was out there fighting in the streets to raise the minimum wage.” And further that she “was out there fighting for paid family leave.” Against that backdrop, the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) and its One Fair Wage organization are already pressuring Hochul to eliminate the state tip credit and require a full $15 minimum wage with tips being on top of the straight $15/hour wage. Lieutenant Governor Hochul will be sworn in as Governor at midnight on Tuesday, August 24. How she governs for the business community remains to be seen, but sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same!