Governor Cuomo's 2014 State of the State Speech

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Legislative


Governor Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State today at the Empire State Convention Center in Albany. In speaking for just under an hour and a half, Governor Cuomo laid the groundwork for numerous initiatives and plans he has for the 2014 Legislative Session. The proposals advanced by the Governor in his speech called for, among other things, infrastructure investment; economic development; efforts to advance the Upstate New York economy; technology investments for education; enhancing transit and bridge infrastructure; modernizing LaGuardia and Kennedy airports; utilizing limited medical marijuana; women’s equality; investing in affordable housing; implementing criminal justice reforms involving youth, teen texting while driving and recidivism; as well as legislative ethics reform.

Conspicuously absent from the Governor’s speech were any substantive remarks concerning healthcare. While the Governor did make a passing reference to the State’s healthcare exchange early in his speech, the Governor’s State of the State did not make any mention or set forth any specific initiatives concerning healthcare, long-term care or assisted living in New York.

  NYSHFA CONTACT: Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25