The 2020 agenda from Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a lot of big-picture items, like spending $3 billion in borrowed money to protect habitats and prevent flooding, and small-bore things, like allowing movie theaters to sell alcohol.
Here are five ways Cuomo's agenda, outlined today, could affect your life in New York.
1. Legalize marijuana.
The governor once again wants to legalize retail cannabis in New York, a measure that lawmakers couldn't agree to at the end of the legislative since last June.
Like last year, Cuomo argues the move is meant to end what has been historic discrimination against people of color when it comes to the enforcement of drug laws.
New this year is a proposal that would create a university-backed cannabis research center.
Neighboring states like Massachusetts have already legalized marijuana, but some lawmakers remain at odds over the details, including how to tax it, where the revenue should go and who should receive a license to sell cannabis.
2. Ending the "pink tax."
Cuomo called for ending sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, a measure that advocates have said is discriminatory toward women when it comes to purchasing needed products.
"Pink or blue the price should be the same," Cuomo said.
3. Help "gig economy" workers.
Have you ever taken an Uber or Lyft or hired a handyman from an app? You've probably participated in the so-called "gig" or on-demand economy services.
Those workers, however, do not have traditional labor benefits that have been common in the post-World War II era workforce since the companies do not consider them employees by independent contractors.
"It's a scam, it's abusive, it's a fraud, it must stop here and now," Cuomo said of the arrangement.
Similar measures have been fiercely opposed by on-demand companies in California and the expectation is they will fight this measure in New York as well.
4. Paid sick leave.
A proposal by Cuomo would require "small corporations" to provide five days of paid sick leave, and larger companies to provide seven days.
The details of the proposal weren't elaborated on by the governor, however, and the specifics for what counts as a large or small business will likely matter.
But Cuomo's proposal, he said, is meant to be built on previous accomplishments, such as paid family leave.
"It's good for employees and it's good for business," Cuomo said.
5. Expand college tuition program.
Cuomo proposed expanding a college tuition assistance program that provides aid to families that earn up to $125,000 a year. This plan would increase the eligibility to $150,000. Again, the details will count on this one.