Governor Cuomo is making college a reality for middle class NY’ers by providing free tuition at all State colleges through the Excelsior Scholarship.
In response to federal action, Governor Cuomo issues a directive to the State Education Department ensuring that the rights and protections extended to all New York students remain unchanged under state law.
Andrew M. Cuomo
Andrew M. Cuomo, re-elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 4, 2014, has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state.
The State has filed regulations to provide guidance to employers, insurance carriers, and employees about their rights under the nation's most comprehensive Paid Family Leave program.
We will continue our legacy of protecting the rights and freedoms of immigrants so that they have the opportunity to succeed and contribute to our state's cultural and economic strength
End of Year Report 2016JANUARY 4, 2017
New York State showed the nation that it is built to lead. We adopted an ambitious $100 billion building investment plan and showed the way forward on some of the most challenging economic justice issues securing 12 weeks of Paid Family Leave and the first in-the-nation $15 statewide minimum wage.Learn More
A new initiative will reduce property taxes and local government costs by empowering voters to approve locally-designed plans that eliminate duplicative services.
Labor leaders joined Governor Cuomo at a rally to protect quality health care, and new actions were announced to combat hate crimes and anti-Semitism across NYS, including a new text line to report incidents of bias and discrimination.
STATE OF THE STATE
Step one to promoting growth is to cut taxes and control spending. By the end of 2016, New York State will have cut or avoided enough taxes to save New Yorkers $114.1 billion.
Private Sector Jobs
We’re putting New Yorkers back to work. Today, New York State boasts a record 7.87 million private sector jobs - the most in our state's history.
A record-high $24.8 billion is being invested in our education system - a 6.5% increase over last year that will impact New York's 2.8 million students.