RoAnn Destito, commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services, was in Utica today to present Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s local state of the state proposals.
Destito travels from region to region meeting with community members so that they're clear on the governor’s agenda. The governor intends to expand services in fighting the opioid addiction crisis.
There's also a push for tax cuts to the middle class, but probably one of the top priorities on the governor’s list is economic development.
There has been downtown revitalization initiatives, starting with Oneonta last year, and certainly Rome this year,” Destito said. “$10 million invested in those communities will go a long way for transformation, and remember those were applications that began in those communities with projects that they prioritized.”
The commissioner is scheduled to travel to Watertown and Port Chester following her visit to Utica.