ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo will deliver the 2017 State of the State message next week, but it won’t be delivered the same as in years’ past.
The State Constitution requires an annual message from the Governor to the Legislature on the condition of the state, and this message has traditionally be delivered at the start of the year.
However, there is no requirement on the timing or location of the Governor’s message. Historically, governors delivered written messages to the Legislature. This changed in 1923 when Governor Al Smith delivered the message in a speech to the legislature.
This year, Governor Cuomo will be delivering his message to the legislature in a series of Regional State of the State addresses delivered across New York.
The Governor will bring his message directly to communities statewide, announcing regional initiatives and groundbreaking proposals he will advance in 2017.
The Governor’s 2017 State of the State Addresses will take place the week of Jan. 9, and include stops in:
- New York City
- Western New York
- The Hudson Valley
- Long Island
- Capital Region
- Central New York
Specific times and locations for these events will be provided in the coming days.