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Cuomo's State of the State

Jan 05, 2011 8:53 pm
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his first "State of the State" speech in Albany, and live on WGXC Online Radio. WGXC made this recording of the Governor's webstream:

Republican New York State Senator James Seward was quick with praise for the Democrat's speech. “The governor’s state of the state message was a slam dunk," he said in a press release. "Styled more like an upbeat high school pep rally than a monotonous political speech, he hit on all the right themes and seemed to energize legislators and all New Yorkers on hand." Seward also sent this audio statement:
Click on this sentence to hear State of State Response from James Seward.

Newly elected State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin was not as enthusiastic:
“The residents of the 108th district have been subjected to a circus in Albany for the last four years,” said McLaughlin in a prepared statement. “While I support the governor in instituting a 2 percent property tax cap on all New York property owners, his plan needs additional concrete proposals for how the legislative bodies of the state will cut state spending and reenergize the private sector."