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Cuomo lays out his agenda for 2019

December 17, 2018 Associated Press
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has outlined his agenda for 2019, laying the groundwork for tackling longstanding issues ranging from legalization of recreational marijuana to fixing New York City’s crumbling subway system.

In a 45-minute speech heavy on references to Franklin D. Roosevelt, a fellow Democrat and former New York governor, Cuomo touted the state’s progressive accomplishments while vowing to continue to fight Trump administration policies he says are detrimental to New Yorkers.

A Democrat-controlled Senate will be seated along with the already Democrat-led Assembly when the Legislature reconvenes next month. Cuomo is optimistic about moving forward with what he refers to as his “justice agenda.”

Cuomo, a potential candidate for president in 2020, also reinforced his criticism of President Donald Trump’s Republican policies.

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