State of the State address expected to touch on tax cap, recreational pot

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ALBANY -

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to give his State of the State speech Tuesday at the state Capitol, and some key issues on his agenda are expected to be addressed.

The address will include the Democratic governor's budget presentation, and closely watched will be how much state aid the governor is proposing to give to schools.

Cuomo's priorities are also expected to include legalizing recreational use of marijuana, making the 2 percent property tax cap permanent, and a possible overhaul of the MTA.

The update from the governor comes as the new Democratic majority in the Senate gets to work. It marks the first time in years that Democrats control both houses of the Legislature as well as the governor's office, and lawmakers have already passed a series of bills.

One will allow New Yorkers to vote prior to Election Day at designated polling places in an effort to make it easier for people to vote.

It also comes after State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) became the first woman to lead either chamber of the state Legislature.

News 12 and News12.com will carry live coverage of Cuomo’s address Tuesday at 2 p.m.


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