Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Syracuse, speaking at Onondaga Community College about his new tax break program, but it was his comments about Syracuse's budget that got the most attention.
Cuomo mentioned Syracuse gets almost a quarter of its revenue from the state, but they still claim to have a balanced budget. Cuomo said, "No you don't." He went on to say the city can't depend on the state to write a check at the end of the year to make up for its shortfall. Mayor Stephanie Miner sat in the front row during Cuomo's speech, and has been a vocal critic of his position. Miner left the event without even shaking Cuomo's hand.
Cuomo was there to talk about the Start-Up New York program, giving new and existing businesses a tax-free operation if they're located on SUNY campuses and related properties