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Cuomo lays out his agenda for NY in election year

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ALBANY, N.Y. -

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marked the start of Albany's new legislative session Wednesday by delivering his State of the State address.

Cuomo delivered a broad election-year agenda, promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City's airports.

He pitched an agenda that will please both social progressives and financial conservatives.

The governor's $2-billion-dollar tax relief proposal includes property tax rebates for homeowners in municipalities that meet tax thresholds and a cut in corporate tax rates.

He also announced a limited medical marijuana plan that he says will help New Yorkers suffering from cancer and other severe ailments. His plan would allow 20 hospitals to dispense marijuana. Cuomo is choosing to use his administrative powers rather than push for legislation.

Click here to read Gov. Cuomo's State of the State book.

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