NEW YORK STATE -- As he's done several times in previous addresses, the governor spoke about the property tax burden on New York residents.
Governor Cuomo says there are too many local governments around the state, and eliminating some of them can go a long way towards cutting property tax bills around the state.
The governor is proposing a property tax freeze, which would allow the state to examine where costs could be cut among the many local governments.
Part of that would involve exploring shared services as a way to cut costs.
"We say to the county executive, to the local government officials, sit down, come up with a plan, figure out shared services, figure out consolidations and figure out where you can find savings. It can't be that everyone has to do everything, in every government," Governor Cuomo said.
In addition to the freeze on property taxes, the governor's tax package also includes a reduction in corporate income taxes and manufacturers property taxes.
There's also a renter's tax credit and a circuit breaker for tax relief, for low and middle income homeowners.