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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to bring early voting and same-day voter registration to his state

Saying local governments do not want to cut costs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed forcing them to put efficiency plans on the ballot in November for voters to decide.

The critics' issue with Cuomo's proposal is not that it would take away any of the benefits the neediest students are now receiving. Cuomo spoke of the anger of a middle class that feels squeezed economically and forgotten by political elites.

"CUNY and SUNY students need free tuition, but they also need smaller classes, improved course offerings, modern facilities, increased advisement and tutoring and the best faculty and staff", the statement read.

Also, speaking of the outdoors and encouraging guests to stay longer, Cuomo announced big plans for Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara Gorge on Monday while at the University at Buffalo.

Cuomo also made electoral reform a priority in his speech.

Mr. Cuomo announced his plan January 3 at LaGuardia Community College in Queens alongside Vermont Sen. But he did not mention anything about the plant's scheduled closing to the audience in Westchester. The Clean Water Infrastructure Act significantly bolsters the State's leadership by continuing strategic investments in water infrastructure projects.

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy said following the governor's address that the state will contribute some additional money to bridge the financing gap and allow the project to move forward starting this year.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his administration will issue an $108 million loan to the beleaguered Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC) project, once again jumpstarting a project that plunged into judicial turmoil past year.

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For the propsed LIRR improvements, $20 million would be earmarked for a terminal at MacArthur Airport to provide direct service to the LIRR, as well as $20 million to add a stop on the LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch at the center of Long Island's innovation corridor at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Other significant Upstate New York proposals in the governor's speech included his plan to lift the cap on hemp farming.

Cuomo also mentioned crises that have an outsize impact on New York's poorest residents: homelessness and the lack of affordable housing, and injustice in the court and prison systems. "We want to build the largest state multiuse trail in the nation". "You could make it an entire vacation and you would see some of the most attractive parts of the state". Cuomo proposed spending $200 million over three years to pave 350 miles of gaps in the existing greenways and connect them to create what he calls the Empire State Trail.

The project could create 9.6 jobs for every million dollar investors, Cuomo said. It will change the economy through the Hudson Valley.

Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $38 million of the estimated $43 million project cost through the second round of the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition.

Cuomo's office expects the project to create almost 870 construction jobs. "It's going to foster economic development".

"We need to develop more activities for tourists on the Niagara Falls side of the Falls", he said. "This is one of those examples, my friends, where it is just an unfair duality. This year we will do it".

Protesters demonstrate on taxation for nuclear power plants at Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of NY address in Purchase, Jan. 10, 2016.

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