Colleen Deacon, Governor Cuomo’s Central New York Representative, was at the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning to give a local perspective on the Governor’s State of the State address.
The presentation was virtually identical to that presented last week by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who scheduled her appearance at Auburn City Hall at the last minute.
The Governor’s plan to combat Harmful Algal Blooms in a dozen NY lakes was one of the concerns addressed by Deacon. Inns of Aurora General Manager Sue Edinger told Ms. Deacon funds are needed now, not six months from now. She responded that state officials are prioritizing the issue.
Health care was also addressed in the question and answer session. Cayuga Community Health Network Executive Director Jessica Soule said it was good to hear Deacon address many of the agency’s programs.
Soule added despite last year’s cuts in grants, they got by without having to let any staff go.
She said too often Albany forgets about Central NY, so it was good to have both Deacon and Lt. Governor Hochul in town to discuss the Governor’s goals for 2018.