It's the time of the year when Gov. Andrew Cuomo lays out his annual political agenda in his State of the State address. Reports over the weekend indicate Cuomo is expected to push for $100 million in additional funding for affordable housing, call for the very limited legalization of medical marijuana, and propose new benefits for military veterans. He will also make an effort to expand global trade with New York. A smaller initiative would have fishing and hunting licenses added as options to the driver's license. Many of the measures are thought to be keyed to shore up Cuomo's so-called "progressive" credentials in the aftermath of Bill de Blasio's win in New York City's mayoral election. Cuomo's 2014 State of the State is scheduled for Wednesday.
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