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Governor Cuomo Announces 2013 State of the State Address to be Held in Empire State Plaza Convention Center on January 9

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Albany, NY (December 20, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the 2013 State of the State Address will be held in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on January 9 at 1:30 PM.


“The State of the State Address serves as an opportunity to speak directly to the people of the state of New York and lay out our plan as we continue to build on the successes of the past two years,” Governor Cuomo said. "Once again, we are holding the State of the State in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center so that we can be as inclusive as possible, and give New Yorkers from across the state the chance to participate in this day. I look forward to joining the members of the Senate and Assembly, and the public on January 9 as we kick off the new legislative session and continue to make New York the Empire State once again.”


New Yorkers wishing to attend should visit the Governor's homepage to register:


The registration period takes place from Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM to Friday, December 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM.


Seating is limited and tickets are non-transferable. In the event that the number of requests exceeds available seating, attendees will be selected by lottery. Guests will be notified of their selection via email by January 7, 2013.


Guests are reminded that weapons and controlled substances as well as bags, backpacks, luggage, parcels, briefcases, and like articles will be strictly prohibited from the event.


Photography and videography devices will not be allowed on the premises. Guests with prohibited articles will be turned away and no storage or "check-in area" will be provided for such items.