Governor Cuomo's 2020 agenda – Making Progress Happen – features nation-leading proposals to tackle critical issues facing New York and the country. We have accomplished more together than we could have imagined and now we must do even more. Our current challenges are daunting – but it is nothing New York can’t handle.
This year we will continue to address the issues causing anxiety and frustration with an agenda that fosters economic growth and social progress, proposes a nation-leading response to climate change and keeps New Yorkers safe.
Watch: 2020 State of the State Address
Leading the Nation Forward
Governor Cuomo is proposing a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law to include mass violence motivated by hate, creating a new A-1 class felony.
The new reality of extreme weather demands a new response. Governor Cuomo will launch the nation's most aggressive program for habitat restoration and flood reduction.
State of the State Highlights
Delivering Real Results
Governor Cuomo will propose comprehensive tax relief for small businesses to continue the State's robust economic growth and record of job creation.
Governor Cuomo proposes creating a new Office of Cannabis Management to specialize in cannabis regulation – overseeing the medical, adult-use and hemp programs.
Governor Cuomo will convene an electric vehicle (EV) technology task force to identify research and development opportunities and expand the transportation innovation economy across NYS.
State of the State Proposals
Making Progress Happen
As the new tax rates phase in for 2020, they will be the State’s lowest middle-class tax rates in more than 70 years.
Governor Cuomo proposes to expand the Empire Child tax credit to families with children between the ages of 0-3 making under $50,000.
As gig platforms continue to thrive, Governor Cuomo will introduce legislation to ensure New York’s workers receive basic employee protections and access to critical safety nets.
Our state government has accomplished the impossible - over and over again and we will do it again this year.