Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a news conference at the Capitol at 11 a.m. as he continues to roll out parts of his agenda for 2014.
He’ll give his State of the State address on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, he’s holding an event at the Capitol with Vice President Joe Biden on using federal disaster aid to rebuilding the state’s infrastructure.
The Democratic governor will be looking to balance his push for fiscal austerity with a growing progressive movement in New York City that wants to increase spending and taxes on the rich, Gannett’s Albany Bureau wrote today.
He’s expected to strike an accord by seeking to address a wide expansion of pre-kindergarten programs sought by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cuomo will offset that by saying he will keep state spending to less than a 2 percent increase and use about $2 billion to fund property tax relief.
“I think this is one of the most important State of the State addresses in 25 years,” said former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Greenburgh, Westchester County. “The fundamental economic policy in the state is going to be decided in ways that haven’t been up for grabs in a long time.”