Niagara Gazette —
The governor also talked about the importance of tourism for the region. The state will give out $5 million to the region in the state that comes up with the best tourism marketing plan, he said.
“We want to reintroduce people to the beauty and the assets of upstate New York,” Cuomo said. “If they see what we have in upstate New York they will come, they will move, they will build and they will be part of our communities.”
In what was perhaps the most well-received section of the speech, Cuomo outlined what he is calling the Women’s Equality Act.
He said that women — who make 77 cents to every dollar that a man in the same position makes — deserve equal pay for equal work.
Cuomo said that he hopes to make New York the “equality capital of the nation”, having passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2011 allowing for the legal marriage of same-sex couples.
“If we want to be truly equal and if we want to be the strongest society possible let's end discrimination against women,” he said.