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SOS Book-1

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Published by: Mike Whittemore on Jan 04, 2012
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 Building a
New 
New York...
with you
 
 
 
1
ANNUAL MESSAGE
 
STATE OF NEW YORKJanuary 4, 2012
To the Members of the Legislatureof the State of New York:
 One year ago — almost to the day — I delivered my firstState of the State address as your Governor.I said last year that New York was at a crossroads.New Yorkers were hurting. The economy was causinghardship and anxiety. People needed help. But our Stategovernment was mired in scandal, ineffective, and rife withpartisanship.One year ago, we were divided as a state: Upstate andDownstate, millionaires and the middle class, gay andstraight, Democrats and Republicans.Our state had a deficit. And not just a fiscal deficit, but evenworse, a trust deficit, a performance deficit, and an integritydeficit.New Yorkers deserved better — and New Yorkers knew it.For me, the Capitol building itself was a symbol of thedeterioration, decline, and dysfunction of State government.It had been under renovation for eleven years, and it wasscheduled to take an additional four. By the time they weredone with the repairs, we would have had to start all over again!The situation was grim. Our people had problems, and our 

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