by the 2014 Legislative Session over the last six months – including combating the state’s growing heroin, opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic and the establishment of a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Read the report 
access to quality, healthy food. Learn more.
diversity and strengthening the State’s programs that encourage the growth of minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs).
tax cuts for millions of New Yorkers. The initiative includes a new website, www.CutPropertyTaxes.ny.gov , featuring information on the Governor’s plan to cut property taxes, statements of support from elected officials and advocacy groups across the state and resources for visitors to contact their state legislators to make their voices heard.
stories from across the state. The videos are released on Fridays and will feature footage from events that took place over the course of the week, as well as information on recent state initiatives. Click here to watch 
of the Common Core standards in New York State.
the opportunity to purchase lifetime licenses to fish, hunt and visit New York State Parks, as part of his efforts to enhance sporting and recreational opportunities, support outdoor enthusiasts and boost tourism throughout the state. Outdoor Adventure License Plates are available for free for those buying new lifetime licenses in 2014. Learn more at www.licensecenter.ny.gov .
families and neighbors during Emergencies. Visit www.prepare.ny.gov 
allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families.
transforms the economy, replaces government dysfunction with results, puts people above party, and restores New York as a national progressive leader.
2013 Year-End Report Governor Cuomo today released the 2013 New York State year-end report. It has been three....
years since Governor Cuomo assumed office. His leadership has restored our State as a model for the nation and demonstrated the impact that an effective and responsive government can have on the lives of its people. Learn more
NY Green Bank The NY Green Bank is a $1B initiative first announced in Governor Cuomo's 2013 State....
of the State Address. On September 9, 2013, NYSERDA filed a petition with the Public Service Commission seeking the first round of funding to capitalize the Green Bank.
revitalization assistance to communities severely damaged by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. To facilitate community redevelopment planning and the resilience of communities, the State has established the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program and has allocated $25 million for planning in the most affected communities.
under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State.
Start-Up NY Start-Up NY will jumpstart our state's economy -- particularly upstate -- like never before by....
transforming public higher education through tax-free communities across the state to foster entrepreneurialism and job creation on a large scale.
Search by region or by theme to find locations that interest you most, then add them to your own itinerary, get driving directions and share your trip on Facebook and Twitter! Visit PathThroughHistory.NY.gov  to get started exploring New York's rich heritage!
Explore Open.NY.Gov Governor Cuomo launches “open.ny.gov,” a new and comprehensive state data transparency website that provides –....
for the first time – user-friendly, one-stop access to data from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government.
and small business assistance for residents located in disaster-declared counties. These registrations will be used to determine potential program eligibility for each registrant.
Open Budget OpenBudget.ny.gov provides unprecedented access and transparency to New York's budget. Open Budget's easy-to-use tools, charts,....
and information are available to the public in coordination with the Governor's Executive Budget address. Open Budget is a first step in Open New York, an initiative outlined in the Governor's 2013 State of the State address, which will use technology to promote transparency, improve government performance, and enhance citizen engagement.
years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.
about the State of the State. Watch LIVE this Wednesday.
Hall of New York Explore the new exhibit – Hall of New York – featuring a sampling of paintings....
that capture New York’s beautiful natural and architectural wonders. Learn about NY’s diverse geography and the women and men whose talent preserved scenes of it.
York. Read more about how the Governor, working together with the legislature, has reformed and transformed New York State.
power utilities’ preparation and response to the major storms that have devastated communities in the State of New York over the past two years, including Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee.
most destructive storms in our state's history, causing untold damage and the tragic loss of many lives. Regardless of the cause of these storms, New York State must undertake major reforms to adapt to the reality that storms such as Sandy, Irene, and Lee can hit the state at any time. For this reason, I have charged these three commissions to seriously examine existing systems and present a comprehensive blueprint so we can bring our emergency preparedness and response capabilities into the 21st century and ensure our infrastructure is built to survive major weather incidents.
money per student than any other state in the nation, but ranks 39th in high school graduation rates. Only 73 percent of New York's students graduate from high school and only 37 percent are college ready.
FreshConnect Almost 1.5 million New Yorkers live in areas with limited supermarket access. Expanding access to....
fresh food in underserved communities has been shown to both improve nutrition and lower costs related to obesity and diet-related disease, while also fostering community and economic development. Governor Cuomo launched the FreshConnect program last year to create new farmers' markets and support existing markets that provided fresh produce to high-need areas.
accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), have an obligation to provide services to individuals with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
legislators have shown that by working together, we can make government work for the people.
against people with special needs, lacking any real consistent standards for tracking and investigating complaints or punishing those who commit abuse and neglect.
Reforming Government Last June, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo passed the historic property tax cap. The law requires....
the local governments and school districts to raise taxes no more than 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. As important is that the tax cap is not a dictate from Albany. Communities may raise or lower property taxes according to the needs of the community. If the taxpayers want to pay more taxes they can, and they can override the cap with a 60 percent vote for schools and by a 60 percent vote of the governing body for local governments.
advancing proposals to reduce the statutory and regulatory burden on local governments and school districts. Governor Cuomo signed the law creating the Mandate Relief Council as part of a mandate relief package that will save local governments and school districts more than $125 million.
Thanks to the tough choices and the historic reforms we achieved last....
year, we are able to propose a pro-growth budget without catastrophic cuts or new taxes, fees or borrowing. Our stronger fiscal position now allows us to tackle long overdue pension reform and mandate relief that will lower the cost of government, drive accountability in our schools to put students first, and leverage tens of billions of dollars of new private sector investment to create jobs without significant cost to the taxpayer.
Through fiscal discipline and working in partnership with the private sector, we are strengthening our economy to create jobs and secure our state’s future. This budget represents the next step in our plan to transform New York State.
-Governor Andrew M Cuomo
first State of the State Address an action plan to fundamentally transform New York State’s government and economy by getting the state’s fiscal house in order, radically redesigning our governmental structures and operations, and restoring integrity and performance to state government
Hall of Governors Welcome to the New York State Capitol!For more than 100 years, our state's history has....
been shaped in this building, and many great leaders have walked these hallways as they worked for the people of New York.History continues to be made, and the exhibits displayed here are designed to make the Capitol a living museum to educate visitors about New York's extraordinary legacy.The Capitol's architectural grandeur and historic significance serve as a fitting monument to the vast diversity and richness of the Empire State.Enjoy your visit!
In the spirit of the old town green, CitizenConnects provides a way for you to participate in state government and share your thoughts, opinions and ideas for New York's future. Get involved in your community, come out and participate!Governor Cuomo believes that government works when the voice of the people rings strong and true. Democracy works best when people are most engaged. It’s your government: own it!Through CitizenConnects, Governor Cuomo encourages you to make your voice heard.
Governor Cuomo in strengthening the state’s systems of protection and safety for vulnerable New Yorkers in residential care settings. The Governor’s attention and commitment to this responsibility of the State offers an opportunity for all New Yorkers to collaborate in shaping an enduring and effective system of safeguards. The Governor defined this role broadly to evaluate and provide recommendations concerning State programs related to developmental disabilities, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, children and the elderly. A component of my duties will include evaluating the protection, safety, and quality of care of vulnerable persons, the conditions of related State operated and licensed facilities, and the fiscal performance of related programs. I will also coordinate with the Governor's Spending and Government Efficiency Commission (SAGE) to evaluate and provide recommendations concerning the management, design and structure of state agencies operating or overseeing programs or facilities for vulnerable persons. As part of this process, I invite your suggestions and recommendations. Please click on the Suggestions and Recommendations link to send them. Thank you. Clarence J. SundramSpecial Advisor to the Governor on Vulnerable Persons
Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Mohawk Valley, New York City, North Country, Southern Tier, and Western New York.
SAGE The last major reorganization of New York State government occurred over eighty years ago. Since....
then, our government has grown into a sprawling and expensive bureaucracy. To rebuild an effective state government, Governor Cuomo has created the Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission. This team of business leaders, management experts, and academics will help streamline the government and save taxpayers' money. Read more and submit your ideas on modernizing and right-sizing state government, improving performance, and increasing accountability.
issues that have been left unresolved for decades, and a legislative session that delivered results. New Yorkers can have a renewed sense of pride and confidence in their state government. We must now seize this momentum and press forward to continue to make this government work for the people once again. I applaud the leadership of Senator Skelos and Speaker Silver and the members of the Legislature for passing these unprecedented reforms. I also thank the people of New York State for making their voices heard and being the driving force behind these actions." - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
address, continuing his commitment to make government work for the people again.Building on the successes of last year, Governor Cuomo’s bold new agenda includes plans to: - Create tens of thousands of new jobs across the state by investing state resources to leverage billions of dollars in private investment through public-private sector partnerships to drive economic growth.- Reimagining the state government to ensure it gets results for the people while protecting taxpayer dollars.- Strengthen New York’s legacy as the progressive capital of the nation.
People First Governor Cuomo’s "People First" campaign is a statewide initiative aimed at building public support for....
key legislative priorities including a property tax cap, ethics reform and marriage equality. For real change to occur in New York, the people of our state must be directly involved. That is exactly what Governor Cuomo's "People First" campaign is all about.
broad effort to redesign and reinvent our state government with the goal of producing long term cost savings and better services to our people. It is a plan that reduces our state’s current year deficit without raising taxes. Read more
Medicaid program to achieve measurable improvement in health outcomes, sustainable cost control and a more efficient administrative structure” said Governor Cuomo in creating The Medicaid Redesign Team. The team has been tasked to find ways to reduce costs and increase quality and efficiency in the Medicaid program for the upcoming 2011-12 Fiscal Year. As part of its work, the Team is seeking ideas from the public at large, as well as experts in health care delivery and insurance, the health care workforce, economics, business, consumer rights and other relevant areas. Read more and submit your ideas on reshaping New York’s Medicaid program.