Gov. Andrew Cuomo has sent out an eight-page mailer to New Yorkers, touting his record in 2013 and calling it “an extraordinary year of accomplishments.”
The mailer, sent through his campaign, touts the passage of tax-free zones for companies that locate near college campuses, controlled state spending and property taxes and economic initiatives.
“He has made New York, once again, a model for the nation, and he has shown the impact that a responsive and effective government can have on the lives of its people,” the mailer states.
Cuomo is gearing up for re-election this year, and he’ll do it with at least $30 million in his campaign warchest — the most of any governor in the country.
It’s unclear how widely the mailer, obtained by Gannett’s Albany Bureau, was sent across the state.
The Democratic governor will give his State of the State address on Wednesday.
He’ll face questions about how much he’s done to improve the struggling economy, particularly upstate, and rid corruption at the Capitol.
But the mailer contends he’s had a number of success: limiting the growth in property taxes, getting approval to build upstate casinos, promoting tourism and building a new Tappan Zee Bridge.
It gives one-paragraph to the controversial gun-control law, but notes on the front page “reducing gun violence” as a top accomplishment. It also notes the Moreland Commission he appointed to root out corruption.