Top five facts about the New York State of the State

01.15.19 | Bob Price

The 2019 State of the State Address is set to begin at 2 p.m. 18 News addresses five facts about the event:

  1. The State of the State is given once a year by the governors of most states. The addresses are usually delivered to both houses of the state legislature. 
  2. The address will unveil Governor Cuomo's 2019 agenda.
  3. The topics that will be discussed include recreational marijuana, plastic bag ban, congestion pricing, and health care.
  4. The Governor is expected to release his annual state budget. This year's spending plan is expected to be around 170 billion dollars.
  5. This year's address is different because it marks the first time in years that the Democrats control both houses of the legislature and the Governor's Office.