Cuomo to detail 2018 agenda in speech to lawmakers

Lloyd Doyle
January 12, 2018

Prosecutors would also be required to disclose information and evidence more quickly to defense attorneys under the proposed changes.

To position NY as the leading offshore wind market in the United States and to drive competition, reduce costs, and create new well-paying jobs, this year Governor Cuomo is calling for a procurement of at least 800 MW of offshore wind power between two solicitations to be issued in 2018 and 2019, resulting in enough clean, renewable energy to power 400,000 NY households.

"Basically, I was disappointed that it was a discussion of more-of-the-same failed policies that got us into this situation in the first place", Tedisco said of Cuomo's speech.

It's the 18th proposal for his 2018 State of the State address Wednesday.

"Our comprehensive economic development strategy has helped spur growth and job creation across this great state, but rapidly advancing technology and global competition demands that we prepare New Yorkers for the economy of tomorrow", Governor Cuomo said in a statement.

Glens Falls Mayor Dan Hall said he had not seen the speech, but pointed out that the city already does shared services, such as joint purchasing and civil service administration with the county, and it merged its dispatch center a few years back. The other irony is, he says if this doesn't get changed, people are going to leave the state because they won't have these deductions.

"We've been having this discussion a very long time, we've been talking about differnent locations for a very long time".

"We are developing a plan to restructure our tax code to reduce reliance on our current income-tax system and adopt a statewide payroll tax system", Cuomo said.

The assemblyman said the state needs to build on establishing a rural health council by providing more funding to rural hospitals, which are facing massive cuts by the federal government.

Cuomo discussed a multitude of proposals and topics, including sexual harassment against women in the workplace, the opioid epidemic, and the federal tax bill. "We will make them pay".

"That's really where it starts", she said. "There wasn't anything that jumped off the page for me".

"I think the governor always sounds like he could be a national candidate", Hoylman said. Senator John DeFrancisco questions Cuomo's math, and says the problem...and solution lies with the state.

The governor proposed cutting taxes for the middle class "from 6.45 percent to 5.5 percent for those making $40,000 (to) $150,000 and from 6.65 percent to 6 percent for those making $150,000 to $300,000".

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) said that the new tax plan is still beneficial to the majority of Americans and that Cuomo should focus on responsible taxation and spending.

Cuomo will also direct the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to launch a rulemaking this year to implement the 30% reduction in the carbon dioxide emissions cap announced by the RGGI states last summer.

We need someone willing to shut off the state spending spigot that drives up taxes, discourages business development and drives people out of state - 190,000 in the past year.

As of Tuesday afternoon, with 20 specific State of the State proposal previews issued by his public relations team, Cuomo has not laid out a plan for how this deficit can be addressed.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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