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Cuomo talks taxes, upstate economy, education

Jan 22, 2015 7:08 am
The Times Union is reporting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo began the 2015 State of the State address on Wed., Jan. 21, touting past efforts to cut income and property taxes, unveiling plans to spend billions of dollars on upstate economic development and laying out a proposal to dramatically overhaul the state's education system and teacher evaluations. The speech was accompanied by the unveiling of the governor's proposed $141.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Cuomo's education reform package that includes 100 more charter schools, a parochial school tax credit and 50 percent of teacher evaluations based on state tests. Cuomo also announced the nation's first College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity, would be built at the University at Albany. Read the full story in the Times Union.