NY Gov. Cuomo Sets NY On Course For 2nd Year

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ready to chart his second year in a State of the State speech that’s been kept tightly under wraps.

The Democrat who gained the national spotlight in his first whirlwind year has tried to downplay expectations for 2012. He’s said he plans to concentrate on the mundane but critical duty of making government agencies run more efficiently and cheaply.

That plan would be a marked departure from his first year, which included landmark legislation including the legalization of gay marriage, a cap on the growth in property taxes, and a millionaire tax which includes a modest but rare cut in taxes for the middle class.

The remaining major items on Cuomo’s campaign agenda include creating a form of voluntary public financing of campaigns.

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