By Jay Lawson
Pro-Adirondack Park proposals were among the priorities included in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary on Wednesday, January 21.
These build on New York’s 123-year legacy of preserving this global treasure, its clean water, wilderness, wildlife and rural communities, according to Adirondack Council Executive Director William Janeway.
Janeway cited the Governor’s continued effort to restore the Environmental Protection Fund. Continue reading
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined his agenda for 2012 during his second State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 4, and vowed to continue building a “new New York” by growing the economy, reinventing the State Government, and advancing New York as a progressive leader.
“Our challenge for 2012 is this: How does government spur job creation in a down economy while limiting spending and maintaining fiscal discipline? The answer is forging public-private partnerships that leverage state resources to generate billions of dollars in economic growth and create thousands of jobs,” Cuomo said.
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R,I-Willsboro) said following the speech that even though she had seen some progress made since the last legislative session, there were many issues, including mandate relief, lower tax spending, and job creation, that need to be addressed to assist the state in its recovery. Continue reading