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Mayor will look to new governor for help

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By Eileen Buckley

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Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown plans to attend Governor Cuomo's first State of the State Address Wednesday in Albany. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley caught up with the Mayor to find out what he hopes the new administration will do for the Queen City.

Mayor Brown wants to partner with Governor Cuomo to improve the local economy and create new jobs.

Brown said he has already reach out to Governor Cuomo to help the City as it works with developer Mark Croce to save the boarded up Statler Towers.

The Mayor believes the Governor's State of the State will talk about the need to tighten fiscal belts across the state as Cuomo begins to deal with a more than $10 billion deficit. But Brown is hoping state aid will not be reduced to Buffalo.

The Mayor said he also thinks Governor Cuomo will be very focused on working to reduce the deficit, hold the line a taxes and expand New York's economy.