Cuomo to deliver 2014 State of the State address on Jan. 8 in Albany

2013-12-24T06:05:00Z Cuomo to deliver 2014 State of the State address on Jan. 8 in AlbanyRobert Harding | Auburn Citizen
December 24, 2013 6:05 am  • 

A date has been set for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fourth State of the State address. 

Cuomo will deliver the 2014 State of the State address at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. 

The address will allow Cuomo to outline his agenda for 2014 with New York state legislators and members of the public in attendance. 

"Each year, the State of the State address gives us the opportunity to present our plan for the future of New York directly to the people of this state," Cuomo said. "For the fourth year in a row, we are opening up the State of the State to New Yorkers from across the state by holding it in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

"I look forward to joining members of the Legislature and the public on January 8 as we build on the progress from the last three years to make New York the Empire State once again."

Last year, Cuomo's State of the State contained several proposals, including calls for tougher gun control laws, casino gaming, raising the minimum wage and adopting a women's equality agenda. 

Some of the items — gun control, casinos, minimum wage, among others — were achieved in 2013. But Cuomo and legislative leaders couldn't reach an agreement on other issues, namely the Women's Equality Act. 

If you're wishing to attend the address in Albany, you must register through the governor's website. The registration will be open from 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30. 

There is limited seating available and tickets are non-transferable, according to Cuomo's office. A lottery system will be used if there is a large number of requests for tickets. If a lottery is used to award tickets, the governor's office will notify members of the public of their selection by Jan. 6. 

If you attend the address, make sure you pack light. The list of banned items includes controlled substances, weapons, backpacks, bags, briefcases, luggage, parcels and similar items. Cameras and camcorders are also prohibited.

The Citizen will have live coverage of Cuomo's State of the State address. Check for more information as the date of the address nears. 

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