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Governor Cuomo brings reform message to Jamestown

WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

By Eileen Buckley & Ashley Hassett


Jamestown, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo brought his message of reform directly to Western New York Thursday.

Cuomo appeared before a packed house at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.

The Governor declared New York State at a crucial crossroads. He is soliciting input from the public to help solve the state's problems. Cuomo presented the action plan outlined in his recent State of the State Address.

"Only by working together can we transform New York from a government of dysfunction and gridlock to a government of performance, integrity, and pride."

Governor Cuomo wants to fundamentally transform New York State's government and economy by getting the state's fiscal house in order. He is calling to radically redesigning governmental structures and operations, and restoring integrity and performance to state government.

"Change can only happen if New Yorkers from Jamestown to Johnstown believe that government can work for them and they become an active part of the transformation,"Governor Cuomo said.

The Governor said he would open up government to the public and work in partnership with all stakeholders to address the serious fiscal challenges facing New York State and its local governments.

"Just as the challenges we face in Jamestown and Western New York resonate across the state, so too will the solutions we create here together."

Cuomo also unveiled a new Web site, inviting the public to communicate their ideas, tips and concerns directly to their government.

Click here to make to go to the new Web site.