Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed residents at Molloy College in Rockville Centre Thursday morning with an outline for his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan.
The idea, according to Cuomo, is to build upon the "historic reforms" enacted last year and continue to move New York in the right direction. The governor cited "bipartisan cooperation" as a main reason for success in Albany.
"Last year's successes have paved the way for us to present a direct and clean-cut budget that allows for significant reforms to reorganize government and make it more effective and efficient for New Yorkers," Cuomo said in a statement.
Cuomo discussed a broad range of topics Thursday, ranging from current problems in the state's public education system to a casino at the Aqueduct Racetrack.
According to a release from Cuomo, his budget proposes major reforms to reduce the cost of government for taxpayers, implements accountability in schools to put students first and puts the state in a position to leverage billions of dollars in private sector investment to grow the economy and create jobs.