state of the state

Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart listened to Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State on Monday. During the briefing, he addressed access to broadband. It's an issue Barnhart has been working on throughout her term. She joins us to weigh in on the governor's comments and the state of broadband access in Monroe County.

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In a year when New York state faces a $15 billion budget deficit and a greater demand for basic services, advocates for survivors of domestic violence say they are pleased that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also prioritizing their concerns.

Among other proposals, Cuomo said he will ask the state Legislature to make it more difficult for people who are charged with a serious domestic violence-related misdemeanor to get a gun license.

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State address on Monday. It was his 11th State of the State, but this was was different. Instead of hundreds of people gathering in Albany to watch Cuomo lay out his themes for the upcoming year, this one was all virtual, delivered from the 'war room' at the NYS Capitol building.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his annual State of the State address Wednesday to advocate for a mix of "practical" progressive goals and urgent responsibilities, including waging war on hate crimes, spending $3 billion on environmental protection and legalizing recreational marijuana.

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State message on Wednesday, at a time when New York faces its worst budget deficit in a decade.

Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is unveiling a $300 million plan to “reimagine” the Erie Canal by creating recreational activities to boost tourism, mitigate flooding, enhance irrigation and recreational fishing and restore wetlands.

It’s part of Cuomo’s upcoming State of the State address and the governor is recommending the New York Power Authority Board, which oversees the Canal Corporation, approve the $300 million investment over the next five years.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver his 2020 State of the State address on Wednesday, January 8 in Albany. WXXI News will bring you coverage of the address on all of the WXXI News platforms. Here's a rundown of our coverage:

Pre-address coverage at 1 p.m.

Connections with Evan Dawson - Listen on AM 1370/FM 107.5, WXXINews.org, WXXI app for iOS and Android, or tell your smart speaker to play WXXI News.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his State of the State address on Wednesday (on WXXI Radio & TV at 1 p.m.), with one of his proposals aimed at making sure students are well-nourished.

Cuomo revealed his “No Student Goes Hungry” program on Wednesday and it has five ways that the Governor wants to help the nearly 1 million kids from kindergarten to college that the state says don’t have consistent access to nutritious food.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is offering his annual State of the State address in regional chunks, and his Monday address contained some promises for Rochester. But what should we expect?

After confusion surrounding photonics in Rochester, Cuomo says the state will establish a $10 million photonics competition. What about other industries? What about school spending, and taxes, and early voting, and more? We get you up to speed. Our guests:


First and second hours: Special live coverage of the State of the State address