2020 State of the State Address

2020 State of the State Address

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


2020 Proposals

Leading the Nation Forward

2020 State of the State Address


State of the State Highlights

Delivering Real Results

Legalize Adult Use Cannabis

Governor Cuomo proposes creating a new Office of Cannabis Management to specialize in cannabis regulation – overseeing the medical, adult-use and hemp programs.

Expand the Electric Vehicle Industry

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.

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State of the State Proposals

Making Progress Happen

Protect Workers in the Gig Economy

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.


State of the State Proposals

Our state government has accomplished the impossible - over and over again and we will do it again this year.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo