2014 New York State of the State http://wamc.org en Glens Falls Mayor Hears Governor's Call Of Consolidation For Tax Relief http://wamc.org/post/glens-falls-mayor-hears-governors-call-consolidation-tax-relief <p>Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, in which he called for consolidation and efficiency in local governments, the mayor of Glens Falls announced he believes the Warren County city can find savings.</p><p></p><p>During his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo spoke at length about a mission to freeze and lower property taxes, and touted efficiency and consolidation of local governments as one way communities could save money.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:07:45 +0000 Lucas Willard 81634 at http://wamc.org Glens Falls Mayor Hears Governor's Call Of Consolidation For Tax Relief Immigrant Advocates Respond To Cuomo's 2014 Agenda With Goals Of Their Own http://wamc.org/post/immigrant-advocates-respond-cuomos-2014-agenda-goals-their-own <p>Immigrant advocates in New York have responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address by announcing their own agenda for 2014.</p><p></p><p>Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address included proposals to lower taxes on businesses and homeowners, build infrastructure, promote tourism, and train new workers. But a lack of emphasis on initiatives to assist the state’s immigrant population upset Jacki Esposito of the New York Immigrant Coalition.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:14:34 +0000 Lucas Willard 81594 at http://wamc.org Legislative Sponsors Of Medical Marijuana Call For Passage Of Their Bill http://wamc.org/post/legislative-sponsors-medical-marijuana-call-passage-their-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Cuomo officially called for limited access to medical marijuana in his State of the State address. But sponsors of a bill to allow the illegal drug to be used for some medical treatments say Cuomo’s plan is outdated and won’t work.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 81556 at http://wamc.org Legislative Sponsors Of Medical Marijuana Call For Passage Of Their Bill Governor's Mention Of Discrimination Lawsuit In State Of State Draws Concern From School District http://wamc.org/post/governors-mention-discrimination-lawsuit-state-state-draws-concern-school-district <p>Remarks made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in his 2014 State of the State address over alleged discrimination at a Hudson Valley school district is stirring controversy.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:47:06 +0000 Lucas Willard 81557 at http://wamc.org Capital Region/Southern Adirondack Lawmakers React To Governor Cuomo's State Of The State http://wamc.org/post/capital-regionsouthern-adirondack-lawmakers-react-governor-cuomos-state-state <p>Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, leaders in the Capital/Saratoga region are offering their thoughts on what they’d like to see in 2014.</p><p></p><p>The Governor’s State of the State speech focused on a variety of topics, from education, economic development, tourism, and infrastructure.</p><p>But it was the governor’s focus on reducing spending and reduction of property taxes that caught Schenectady and Saratoga County Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco’s ear.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:05:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 81550 at http://wamc.org Capital Region/Southern Adirondack Lawmakers React To Governor Cuomo's State Of The State