Gov. Kathy Hochul’s daughter-in-law is top lobbyist at pharma firm that has sought to influence NY lawmakers

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's daughter-in-law is a top lobbyist at a pharmaceutical firm that has been actively trying to influence state and federal lawmakers.Hochul took over as governor Tuesday following Andrew Cuomo's resignation over a sexual harassment scandal.Christina Hochul, who is married to the governor's son, is a director of federal policy at Biogen, according to her LinkedIn page. Biogen develops therapies that aim to combat Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy. Its corporate headquarters is located in Massachusetts.The company has been involved with a recent lobbying campaign in New York. State lobbying disclosure reports show that between January and June, Biogen paid $20,000 for Harter Secrest & Emery to engage with state lawmakers on multiple bills.The disclosure report shows that the lobbyists Biogen hired targeted leaders in the state Senate on "potential legislation related to Alzheimer's disease."The report does not list
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