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State of the State

Jan 8, 2020

Cuomo to deliver State of the State speech in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver an annual State of the State address Wednesday in which he’ll outline his vision for progress in New York while navigating a looming $6 billion budget shortfall. The third-term Democrat is expected to tout his biggest past achievements and trumpet a long list of […]

Jan 6, 2017

Top New York lawmakers will skip Cuomo state of the state addresses

Top state lawmakers in New York are skipping Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state addresses. Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins have no plans to attend one of the six addresses by the Democratic governor next week. Many lawmakers blame Cuomo for killing […]

Jan 9, 2014

Cuomo details ‘14 agenda: tax freeze, airport help

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech Wednesday promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and a modernization of New York City’s airports. Cuomo is seeking a second term this year and the speech gave him a high-profile forum to promote his first three […]

Jan 7, 2014

Groups to call for NY ban on ‘fracking’ at speech

ALBANY — Environmental groups opposed to natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing plan to make a lot of noise at the Empire State Plaza this week. They plan to form a quarter-mile-long line of sign-waving, chanting protesters along the underground Concourse between the Capitol and the convention center where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is giving […]

Jan 11, 2013

Legal community reacts to governor’s address

Protecting against wrongful convictions was among the many topics Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo discussed Wednesday in his annual State of the State address in Albany. Included is changing the way police conduct interrogations and witness identifications of suspects. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman commended the governor for taking a bold step in proposing additional measures to […]

Jan 4, 2012

Cuomo sets state on course for second year

ALBANY — A privately funded plan to build the world’s biggest convention center in New York City with 3,000 hotel rooms and an inside track to expanded gambling got a powerful boost Wednesday from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo pushed for a development company’s proposal for Aqueduct racetrack in Queens in his State of the State […]

Jan 3, 2012

Analysis: Gov. Cuomo faces tough second act

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes his second State of the State speech Wednesday and faces a bigger challenge than his catalog of political wins in Year One. It’s called Year Two. Writing the script for a second act that will carry over the momentum of a big opening can be daunting. “You set the […]

Jan 5, 2011

Cuomo: We must build a better government

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New Yorkers battered by two years of recession to seize the opportunity in Albany’s fiscal and ethical crises to build a better state government and prosperous economy.

Jan 5, 2011

Cuomo to deliver State of the State speech

ALBANY — Saying "government should be responsive to the needs at the time," Gov. Andrew Cuomo promises a different kind of State of the State address on Wednesday, one less about political pageantry and more about governing in a crisis.

Jan 4, 2011

Cuomo to mix hard choices, optimism in address

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to mix optimism into his first State of the State address along with plans to overhaul state government. Cuomo is set to announce the first of several mergers of agencies ...

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