As a prelude to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address this coming Wednesday (January 9th), Cuomo has spent the past week travelling around New York, announcing, piecemeal, 10 proposals for his 2016 agenda. Chief among his wish-list is investment in transportation and infrastructure. The projects are exciting — they include construction of a rail tunnel under the Hudson, a new La Guardia Airport, and completing financing of the new TZ Bridge — as they are costly ($20 billion for the rail tunnel; $4 billion for a new La Guardia; $3.9 billion to finish the TZ Bridge); and it’s as yet unclear where the money will come from for these ambitious proposals. But hey, the New Year spirit’s all about setting unreasonable goals, isn’t it?
Nyack News And Views has outlined the Governor’s 10 proposals below, with special attention to how they might affect those living in Rockland.