2021 State of the State

Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

2021 State of the State

Governor Cuomo's 2021 agenda – Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew – features nation-leading proposals to defeat COVID-19, jumpstart New York's economic resurgence, and create a fairer, more just state.

Governor Cuomo's proposals will help win the war against COVID-19 by addressing New York's short-term economic issues, ensuring social and racial justice, reopening the state while growing the green economy, and investing in New York's future with a $306 billion infrastructure plan.

There are episodes in history that transform society and COVID is one of those moments. We see the risk and peril, but we also see the promise and potential of this moment.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Watch: 2021 State of the State Address: Day One


Watch all of Governor Cuomo's State of the State videos:

Day 1  Day 2  Day 3  Day 4

2021 State of the State Highlights

Defeat COVID-19

2021 State of the State Address


Manage the Economic Crisis

Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

A new Office of Cannabis Management would be created to oversee the new adult-use program, as well as the State's existing medical and cannabinoid hemp programs.

2021 Agenda

Reopen Safely & Smartly

Governor Cuomo has put forth a number of proposals focused on finding creative ways to reopen New York and support businesses in a post-COVID world.

Safer, Fairer, More Just New York

Facilitate Policing Reforms

The Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative requires all local governments & police forces to develop a plan to modernize policing strategies & strengthen relationships with their community.

Build New York

$306 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Proposals include redeveloping Manhattan's West Neighborhood, bringing the state's airports into the 21st Century, and investing in Upstate to spur commerce, tourism and job creation.

Build the Green Economy

Strengthen and Expand Access to Elections

Access to Early Voting
Legislation will extend early voting hours from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on weekends as well as on a minimum of three week days during the ten-day early voting period.
More Time for Voters to Request Absentee Ballots
Legislation will allow voters to request absentee ballots 45 days prior to the election, ensuring they can be mailed as soon as the ballot is finalized and approved by the Board.
Speed Up Counting of Absentee Ballots
Legislation will require county boards of elections to process absentee ballots as they are received and to begin counting and reporting those ballots on Election Day.