Mulgrew responds to Gov. Cuomo's State of the State address

12 January, 2018, 19:10 | Author: Regina Silva
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Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R. - 117th District) is critical of items in the governor's message.

Stec said a ideal example of too much spending is Medicaid.

Cuomo also plans to direct the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to invest $15m to help develop a clean energy workforce and infrastructure, including training in areas such as offshore wind construction, installation, operation, maintenance and design. Earlier in 2017, Governor Cuomo was a co- founder of the United States Climate Alliance, a group of states committed to meeting the emissions goals set forth in the Paris accords and to identifying ways to collaborate to address the challenges presented by climate change.

"This isn't about Washington".

The tax overhaul capped deductions for state and local taxes and for property taxes - which are popular in high-tax states - at $10,000.

This year's budget will be especially hard for Cuomo and lawmakers, who have to contend with a $4 billion deficit in the $150 billion spending plan.

He liked what was proposed by the governor. The plants are created to support traditional power plants during periods of high demand, or "peaks". He also said he would promote stronger ethics reforms.

The State of the State address lays out the Governor's 2018 agenda.

The Democrat will outline his 2018 agenda in the speech Wednesday, the first day of the legislative session.

Despite the launch of the $2.5 billion Clean Water Act, the process of removing algae blooms has been slow since it takes extensive and costly treatments.

"So far, we have no reason to think the reality of his budget will meet the rhetoric", said Billy Easton, executive director of the union-backed Alliance for Quality Education.

"That's really where it starts", she said. Young said the idea is to "help prevent harassment, punish abusers and protect victims".

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To address these challenges, create jobs in research and development, and further New York's climate and clean energy leadership, Governor Cuomo is launching an initiative to deploy 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025 and employ 30,000 New Yorkers to establish NY as a home for this rapidly expanding clean tech industry.

There were several proposals affecting the North Country. "This includes fully funding our schools so that our students are prepared for a bright future", he said.

Full-time employees with a regular schedule of 20 or more hours per week will be eligible for Paid Family Leave after 26 consecutive weeks of employment.

"Without broadband, our economy is a step behind".

Many of these needs are legitimate.

Jones said the state must continue to push for ethics reform. "We have been talking about this for years, no more procrastination".

"I have people that work for me".

"Elected officials work on behalf of the public, and I'll keep pushing to limit outside income and make sure your representatives are accountable to the people who put them in office".

Other states are also parsing options.

"The misconduct and irresponsibility of some should not affect the jobs of our fellow correctional officers", he said. We have a three point strategy to address the federal assault.

In response to the federal tax bill, Cuomo said he would also soon announce a "major shift" in the state tax code that could "restructure the current income and payroll tax system".

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