Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting an earful from protesters as he prepares to deliver his State of the State speech.
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Here is the text of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2012 state of the state speech.
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing are toting signs that say the Democrat can never be president if he can’t protect the state’s water supply.
They’re against extracting natural gas from a reserve in upstate New York by injecting water and chemicals into shale formations.
Those protesters were joined today by other progressive groups, including Occupy Albany and the Hunger Action Network. They say Cuomo has served middle class taxpayers and corporations while hurting the poor through budget cuts.
Cuomo and the Legislature addressed a $10 billion deficit last spring in part through reduced funding for education and nonprofit social service groups.