Earth Week 2015

April 22, 2015

Green policies implemented at NYS agencies have led to $13M in savings, while reducing waste, increasing recycling & minimizing the use of pesticides.

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Priorities

NY-Sun Initiative

A $1 billion program to ultimately transform NY’s solar industry into a self-sustaining market, which has already resulted in 600 megawatts of solar PV installed.

NY Green Bank

Making it easier for the private sector to finance renewable energy projects, resulting so far in more than $800 million invested in NY’s clean energy markets.

NY Prize

A $40 million microgrid competition to reduce energy costs and promote clean energy reliability and resiliency in communities across the State. 

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.

RECENT

Actions

Opportunity Agenda

Passage of 2015-16 State Budget

APRIL 1, 2015 | 11:30:00 EDT

This balanced budget holds spending growth under 2% for the fifth consecutive year and enacts policies that will create jobs, rebuild trust in state government, and transform our public schools in a way that will impact future generations of New York’s children.

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Broadband

#Broadband4All

Let’s make “Broadband for All” a reality and ensure that every New Yorker has access to high-speed internet by the end of 2018.

Raise the Age

Raise the Age

Let’s Raise the Age of criminal responsibility and improve the way our justice system treats youths.

STATE OF THE STATE

Progress 2011-2015

Education

$23.5Billion

State Funding of Schools

We’re making a major investment in education, with a 6.1% increase in funding.

Broadband

$500Million

Broadband Access for Every New Yorker

This is the largest state investment in universal broadband deployment in history.

Economic Development

$1.5Billion

Upstate NY Economic Revitalization Initiative

The initiative will jumpstart the best regional approaches to economic development across Upstate New York.

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