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Cuomo To Focus On Gun Control, Minimum Wage In State Of The State Address

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor’s Office)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo next week will deliver his third State of the State address, setting an agenda that was set to include gun control and raising the minimum wage.

Among the topics expected in the address set for Wednesday were a new ban on assault rifles and high-capacity clips for bullets in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre that left 20 children and six adults dead.

Cuomo will also again push for raising the minimum wage.

An earlier proposal to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour was declared dead last year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who supports raising the wage, didn’t include it on a list of a half-dozen active issues with a chance of passage in the legislative session that ended at the beginning of last summer.

In the State of the State address, Cuomo was also expected to emphasize the need to keep fighting to secure billions of dollars in federal aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy and establishing preventive measures for the next big storm.

New Yorkers can expect surprises in the form of a creative new program or law to lead the nation or a huge construction project.

What do you want to hear in the State of the State address? Please leave your comments below…

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