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Post date: January 13 2016

Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On The State Of The State Address

ALBANY—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued the following statement regarding Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State address:

“I congratulate Governor Cuomo for presenting a strong progressive agenda that will expand opportunities for New Yorkers during today’s State of the State. New Yorkers have always worked together to overcome tough challenges, and this year we have the opportunity to do so once again. We can raise wages for the lowest paid workers, protect immigrants, help families find affordable housing, create jobs by upgrading our aging infrastructure, reform our criminal justice system to give more young people the second chance they need, and root out the abuses of power that have plagued Albany.

"As I said last year -- and recent convictions have confirmed -- we need to bring real reform to the halls of power.  I am particularly pleased that the Governor has joined the call to tackle the issue of outside income for legislators.  His proposal is an important step forward. The time has come to pass comprehensive ethics reform to restore public trust and confidence in our government."

"I look forward to working with the governor and all of our state’s leaders to pass these and other proposals to make New York safer and stronger for all our communities.”

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