Gov. Andrew Cuommo will hold his 2020 State of the State address on Jan. 8, his office announced on Friday.
The address coincides with the first day of the legislative session for the year.
In the past, Cuomo has used the event to discuss his agenda for the year and combine it with a budget presentation. That will not be the case this year; the two events will once again be separated.
“Last year we laid out the most aggressive agenda in modern political history and we got it done,” Cuomo said.
“This year we’ll build on that record of accomplishment and continue restoring confidence in government as a force for good. We’re going to set the bar even higher, making progress happen for the people of this great state and sending a signal to a weary country to follow New York as we lead the way upwards.”
Cuomo and state lawmakers face steep challenges this year with a $6.1 billion budget gap to close by the end of March when the state budget is expected to pass.