NY Solar Power Sees 800 Percent Growth

February 21, 2017

State-supported solar power in New York increased nearly 800 percent in five years, leveraging nearly $1.5 billion in private investment.

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Priorities

GOVERNOR

Andrew M. Cuomo

Biography

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.

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Actions

State of the State

Criminal Justice Reform

The 2017 Criminal Justice Reform Act will lead the nation with a sweeping set of reforms from arrest to trial that ensure equal justice for all New Yorkers.

Built to Lead

End of Year Report 2016

JANUARY 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.

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STATE OF THE STATE

Progress 2011-2016

Built to Lead

$114.1Billion

Tax Savings

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.

Built to Lead

7.87Million

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.

Built to Lead

$24.8Billion

School Aid

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.

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