- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Here’s a look at the top proposals from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address.

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FREE TUITION

Full-time New York students whose families earn $125,000 annually or less would pay no tuition to attend state two- and four-year colleges and universities. The $163 million plan, which would be phased in over three years, would not cover room and board.

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UPSTATE UBER

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft would be allowed to expand outside of New York City into upstate cities such as Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Albany.

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VOTING CHANGES

The state would join most other states in allowing no-excuse early voting for up to 12 days before an election.

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CHILD CARE HELP

A child care tax credit would be expanded; the benefit would more than double on average for families earning between $60,000 and $150,000 annually.

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CLEAN WATER

About $2 billion would go toward efforts to protect water quality and upgrade the state’s aging drinking and waste water systems.

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JUVENILE JUSTICE

Cuomo is again calling on the state to end the practice of prosecuting and incarcerating 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults.

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IMMIGRATION

The governor’s proposal would create a legal defense fund for immigrants, launch and fund a hate crimes task force and pass the Dream Act, which would extend financial aid to students in the country illegally.

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NUCLEAR POWER

Under an agreement with the state, the owners of Indian Point nuclear power plant will shut down by 2021.


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