Governor Cuomo's commitment to invest more than US$260 million in funding from the New York Green Bank and NYSERDA, will accelerate deployment of energy storage resources on the state's electric grid, help achieve the Governor's clean energy and climate goals and create economic benefits for the state.
He said he will sue Washington over its new tax plan.
"There must be zero tolerance for sexual harassment in any workplace, and we can and will end the secrecy and coercive practices that have enabled harassment for far too long", Cuomo said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday declared a state of emergency for New York, Westchester and Long Island in light of severe snowstorm that hit the northeastern part of the United States, AzVision.az reports citing Sputnik.
"Big corporations own Washington", Cuomo said to applause as he proposed confronting drug companies, "but they don't own NY". I always like to hear that we are going to address education, fund it more, because we need that for our schools here in the North Country.
The governor also mentioned the state's ballooning deficit. I was arrested alongside my colleagues in government and activist allies for protesting when he failed to deliver on rent regulation, and I will continue to stand up to the Governor on these issues when necessary. He is also set out to give proposals for criminal justice reform such as revenge porn and sextortion and addressing sexual harassment at the workplace.
"It was probably one of his better speeches", Savino said. "We are certainly ready to work with them to see if we can get that done".
In his State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took aim at the pharmaceutical industry, noting how life expectancy decreased in 2017 for the second year in a row due to an uptick in drug overdoses, particularly opioid-related abuse.
California and New Jersey leaders have also discussed similar steps, such as programs to allow people to pay charitable contributions to their state governments - rather than pay income taxes.
Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Greg Biryla said the organization shares Cuomo's concern about property taxes, but said there were no solutions offered to alleviate the situation.
"I absolutely think he was focusing on his national aspiration", Kolb said. His idea is to eliminate the state's income tax system and adopt a statewide payroll tax system.
Senate Republican Majority Leader John Flanagan said the governor should have talked more about New York's economy and the exodus of its population.
Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, said he wanted some more details about the state's fiscal situation. While speaking at the University of Buffalo past year, Cuomo announced his proposal to fund $2.5 million in the state budget for Jamestown for economic stability as part of the Buffalo Billions 2 program.