Governor Cuomo today continued his "People First Campaign" at Hofstra University, where he outlined his legislative priorities and told Long Islanders that their voices must be heard in order to get Albany to act on these key reforms.
Cuomo's Unveils 'Urban Agenda' in Amsterdam News
"[W]ithout strong and vibrant urban communities, we won’t achieve our goal of providing opportunities for all New Yorkers," Andrew Cuomo writes, introducing the main principles of his Urban Agenda. "My [Urban] agenda recognizes our need to address chronic problems of underserved communities."
Read Andrew's full op-ed in the Amsterdam News.
"We are going to take Upstate and put it together with downstate and we are going to be white and black and brown, all together and make New York stronger than it has ever been because we believe in community, we believe we are going to make it and we are going to make it together."
Learn more about Andrew's Urban Agenda.
Governor Cuomo today urged House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to block a proposal to slash federal homeland security funding given to the states by 50 percent. In his letter, Governor Cuomo said the dramatic cut would hamper New York's efforts to prevent terrorist attacks and protect New Yorkers.
Governor Cuomo Sends Letter to the Chancellor of the Board of Regents Regarding Performance Evaluations for Teachers
Governor Cuomo today sent the following letter to the Chancellor of the Board of Regents Merryl Tisch regarding changes needed to improve and accelerate performance evaluations for teachers.