Niagara Gazette — Also unsaid: a Cuomo mention on whether he would allow drilling for natural gas, which supporters say could finally turn around the upstate economy.
The final complication could be Senate Republicans who have worked with Cuomo for two years but lost their clear majority last fall, losing three members who voted for gay marriage. They might now be wary of riling their more conservative base again.
In Albany, State of State addresses are fun. But reality will come in Cuomo's Jan. 22 budget proposal, and in the closed-door politics that follow.