Guv Cuomo Says New Year Will Bring Many Changes

(New York, NY) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is officially beginning his third term in office after being sworn in on Ellis Island.  During his inaugural address last night, Governor Cuomo said the "American promise" is under threat from within, due to growing division among political factions.

He added that white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the threat of mass shootings are on the rise, leading to a social depression among Americans. Cuomo doesn't fault the Federal Government for causing division among citizens, but he does feel they took advantage of fear and frustration for political gain. Governor Cuomo went on to vow that he will propose the most progressive agenda in New York State history within his first 100 days. He mentioned the legalization of marijuana, criminal justice reform, and protecting a woman's right to choose.

With his voice rising in intensity, Cuomo said the region will rise not by building a wall, but by building new bridges and airports. The governor said what makes New York great is an intolerance for hate, and a belief in being united for the common good.

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