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NY Rising from Governor Cuomo

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: NY Rising from Governor Cuomo
From Jan 09, 2013 to Jan 13, 2013 (included)
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Dear Fellow New Yorker,

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State address, where he proposed a comprehensive agenda that builds on the progress of the past two years. To read his full agenda, click here, and view highlights below.

The Governor outlined actions to attract good jobs and economic growth, including:

Accelerate the commercialization of good ideas and new businesses to create jobs
Reform workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance to reduce business costs
Make New York a national leader in building a clean tech economy program
Better match training programs to meet required skills of available jobs
Continue to focus on growing the economy in Upstate New York
We will continue our work to create a world-class education system that prepares the next generation for the future by taking steps to:

Provide students with more learning time
Recruit and retain only the best and brightest educators
Improve education and resources in New York’s neediest communities
To restore New York as the progressive capital of the nation, Governor Cuomo proposes to:

Achieve equality for women through a 10-point plan to break down barriers that perpetuate discrimination and inequality based on gender
Raise the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour
Decriminalize marijuana possession in public view with 15 grams or less
Ensure fairness in justice system by strengthening eyewitness identification and recording criminal interrogations
Invest $1 billion to preserve affording housing
New York has put in place some of the strongest public safety laws in the nation, but the Governor recognizes there is more we can do to protect New Yorkers such as:

Reduce gun violence by putting a safe and fair gun policy in place
Criminalize the sale and possession of designer synthetic drugs
Increase cyber security in the state
To give New Yorkers a stronger voice in government and strengthen the state’s democracy, the Governor’s proposed reforms include:

Make the state’s campaign finance laws more fair and require more disclosure
Make voting easier by creating an early voting system
Launch OPEN NY to increase government transparency and allow online access to government data, reports, statistics, and other information
Facing the reality of climate change and extreme storms, the Governor proposed a series of proposals to prepare our state:

Harden our infrastructure, including a more resilient New York Harbor, subway system, fuel delivery system, utility infrastructure, and strengthened wastewater infrastructure
Update our building codes to improve the resilience of our buildings and provide homeowners in vulnerable locations with support to mitigate future threats or to relocate
Redesign our power system to strengthen state oversight over utilities and privatize the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) to address its systemic flaws and weaknesses
Establish a world-class emergency response network, including specialized training for the National Guard and the creation of a statewide volunteer network, civilian emergency response corp and private sector emergency response task force
Strengthen cell phone networks and communication systems and develop a program to allow mass text messages to send messages to a specific geographic area
Lower the regional greenhouse gas emissions cap, increase alternative local renewable power sources, and ensure a skilled energy workforce by expanding career training and placement programs.
To read his full plan for New York State, click here.

To join the Governor in his plan for 2013, visit www.NYGetInvolved.com, where you can also find full coverage of today’s address, including video and the Governor’s PowerPoint presentation.


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